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In SPORTS Lady Bobcats down Walled Lake Central

Martians, Bobcats drop road games

BY SPORTS STAFF BY DAN NILSEN GRAND BLANC— It was a tight contest, but the Lady Bobcats pulled away from Kensington Lakes Activities Association rival Walled Lake Central in a 39-28 win last Friday, improving Grand Blanc’s record to 3-1. The Bobcats picked up the victory with multiple starters out of the lineup. Kara Puidokas tossed in 17 points for Grand Blanc, while Taylor Garner recorded 11 of her own. “Our season feels as if we’ve already played in a few playoff games,” said coach Megan Noll. “We are getting a lot of experience with late-game, time/score situations. Our team has proven that it will fight to the end no no matter what.” The Bobcats hope to keep rolling with their impressive start. “We’ve done a wonderful job so far with the in-and-out game,” continued Noll. “Our posts are playing extremely well and the guards are feeding off of their play. Teams become really hard to beat when they offer multiple threats.” — B.P.

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GOODRICH The Martians remain undefeated on the season with two Photo by Dan Nilsen dominating performances over Grand Blanc’s Sydney Denicolo looks for the inside-pass the past week. Goodrich ran opportunity earlier this season against Carman-Ainsworth. past Flint Beecher, 71-27, on Dec. 20. Goodrich started the game ry. Goodrich led, 20-5, after the first quarter strong, out-scoring the Bucs, 17-4, in the first quarter and, 23-2, in the second quarter and held the Railroaders to zero points in the second quarter while scoring 17 to lead, to lead, 40-6, at the break. 37-5, at the half. The third quarter saw the Martians with a The Martians out-scored Durand, 26-12, 17-11 edge and the fourth quarter was much in the second half to seal the victory. of the same as they out-scored Beecher, 14Leading the way for Goodrich was Sevillian 10. Goodrich spread the ball around with nine with 13 points, Frankie Joubran added 12, Taylor Gleason and Tania Davis had eight players on the scoring sheet led by Kelly and Destiny Stephens chipped in with six. Belanger with 18 points, KeKe Sevillian Goodrich, 5-0 overall, 3-0 GAC, is off on with 12 points and Tania Davis added 11 holiday break and does not return to the points. court until Jan. 10 when it hosts Montrose. Against Durand on Dec. 15, the Martians’ — E.H. defense suffocated Durand in a 63-17 victoThursday, December 22, 2011

FLINT — Two games into the Genesee Area ConferenceRed Division basketball season, Goodrich High has some ground to make up. The Martians are one of the top two teams in the league, but there’s a 23-point gap between them and Beecher after Tuesday night’s 82-59 loss to the Buccaneers at Beecher. Goodrich slipped to 1-1 in the Red, 1-2 overall, and will get another shot at the Bucs on Jan. 24 at home. Nathan Landsgaard scored a game-high 21 points and Mitch Rubio added 11, but Goodrich was out of it after getting outscored, 42-23, in the middle two quarters. The Martians were within 21-19 after one quarter, but Beecher pulled away with a 15-6 second period and a 27-17 third. Monte Morris and Jequarius French led the Bucs with 19 points each. Goodrich is in the midst of an early-season stretch where it plays five straight tough oppoPhoto by Maggie Gregory nents, in and out of the Red. The Martians dropped a two- Goodrich’s Nathan Landsgaard drops in a one-handed baspoint overtime game at Grand ket in recent action. Blanc a week before the Beecher game and now will head for the Roundball Classic next week after the first quarter, but pulled ahead at Detroit Country Day. They will face into a slim one-point margin, 24-23, at the Gabriel Richard on Dec. 26 and Cincinnati half-way point. Central regained the lead Withlow on Dec. 28. with a 16-11 third-quarter effort and held Goodrich will play its first home game the Bobcats at arm’s length with a 19-15 Jan. 6 against Flint Northwestern. The final stanza to preserve the win. Dec. 16 game against Durand was postJake Daniels led Grand Blanc with 18 poned. — D.N. points, while Bart Williams chipped in with 13 points and six boards. KJ Miller nearly reached double digits with nine GRAND BLANC points. The Bobcats had to swallow their first Grand Blanc is off the slate until after loss of the season, falling, 58-50, to the holiday break when it faces former Big Kensington Lakes Activities Association Nine rival Flint Carman-Ainsworth at crossover rival Walled Lake Central last Carman-Ainsworth on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Friday. — L.P. Grand Blanc trailed the Vikings, 17-9,

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