Lady cagers stay in the game

Girls basketball took on Avondale last Friday. The Varsity team won 53-35 and the JV team lost 32-40.
‘I was very happy with our effort on the defensive end on the floor,? said Coach Tim Wasilk said about the first game of the season.
‘We did a really nice job making our drops, communicating and playing a good solid defense and that’s something we always stress.?
With the start of the game, the Lady Wolves Varsity team drove past Avondale’s defense to the basketball net and put themselves on the board with three points. Avondale was quick to tie the score.
A few more points later Clarkston was ahead in the game again, and remained in the lead as the buzzer ended the first quarter. Clarkston led 13-8.
At the beginning of the second quarter, Avondale started to close the gap and was three points behind the Lady Wolves. Clarkston quickly widened the gap by defending their side of the court and getting the ball away from Avondale.
They remained in control of the ball and created a gap of fifteen points between them and their competition.
The second quarter ended with Clarkston in the lead 29-14.
In the third quarter, Clarkston scored 16 more points while Avondale only added eight to their score, bringing it 45-22.
The fourth quarter was action packed as Avondale made more attempts on making baskets in the first and last few minutes, but by the end it was too late.
Clarkston won 53-35.
‘We have a long ways to go, especially with our young players,? said Wasilk.
‘It was a good first game.?
High scorers for the game were Jennifer Johnston with fourteen points and Kaleigh Kenny with seven points.
The JV team started ahead of Avondale and remained in the lead during the first quarter. They ended the first quarter with a one point lead.
Avondale made up the one point difference the beginning of the second quarter and kept the lead the remainder of the game.
The JV team lost 32-40.
Mikaela Parrish led the team with contributing 20 points during the game. The next high scorer was Miranda Morgan with six points.
Next game for the Varsity and JV teams will be home games on Thursday night as they compete against Pontiac Nothern. The JV team will play at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Varsity team at 7 p.m.