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Girls basketball beats North in district final for second consecutive year

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By Harrison Krasner ’14 | Staff Writer

In their fifth straight win against North, the girls basketball team clinched the district championship, beating North 55-35 on Friday, March 1.

“The greatest success we had last night was how hard we played on defense,” said Claire DeBoer ’13. “We also rebounded the ball very well.”

The Lady Blue Devils dominated all night outscoring North by 9 points in the first quarter and by 8 in the third quarter.

After the victory, the Lady Blue Devils marked their third win over North this season, but guard Cierra Rice ’15 knows the team needs to continue to work hard.

“The main thing we have to work on is playing smart, keep working hard, and just keeping the team chemistry going,” said Rice.

Leading scorers for south included DeBoer with 21, Rice with 14, and Gretchen Shirar ’13 with 8. DeBoer also had a monstrous game on defense with multiple blocks and steals.

“Although scoring is great, defense wins games,” said DeBoer. “We just need to keep going hard on D like we did last night.”

In the bracket the girls will not have to play tough opponents Grand Haven or Martin Luther King Jr. until the state championship game, but may have to face tough competitor Dakota for the third time this year.

“Our main goal is to make it back to the Breslin Center where both state semis and state finals take place,” said DeBoer.

The Lady Blue Devils will take on Warren Cousino at Lakeshore on Tuesday, March 5 at 5 p.m.

  • Aliezza Brown '15 for the layup
  • The final score was 55-35
  • The District 22 Champions
  • Students supported their blue devils in all white
  • More cutouts were made for the playoffs
  • Some of the senior basketball players made appearances on the court and in the student section
  • Katie Kish '15 driving the inside
  • Cierra Rice '15 shooting the three pointer
  • Claire DeBoer '13 going up for the bucket
  • Claire DeBoer '13 shooting a basket
  • Claire DeBoer '13 shooting the two pointer
  • Claire DeBoer '13 totaled 21 points
  • Cydney Webb '15 going up for the basket
  • Gretchen Shirar shooting the three pointer
  • Katie Kish '15 dribbling up court
  • Cierra Rice '15 on the breakaway
  • Cierra Rice '15 going up for the bucket
  • Cierra Rice '15 going up for the basket
  • Bre'nae Andrews '14 taking the ball on the inside
  • Aliezza Brown '15 taking the ball on offense
  • The student section couldn't get enough of The Tower

Photos & Video By Harrison Krasner ’14

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