December 18, 2014
GIRLS BASKETBALL

AE girls get seventh win in another lopsided victory

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AE Senior Danielle Jurek keeps her eyes up court while she brings up the ball.
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Eagles’ junior Erin Ecker jumps to grab a high pass in transition.
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Ecker passes the ball up court on a fast break.
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Jr. Maddie Nelson fights through the Owls’ Ashley Scott and Kaylee Charters to get a shot off.
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So. Morgan Heidemann and D. Jurek hustle to grab a loose ball.
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Heidemann and D. Jurek front Owl Emily Toppi while Ecker guards no. 52 Misty Cleary.
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So. Taylor Jurek fights off Owl defenders for a shot.
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So. Ashley Navarre and T. Jurek fight for a loose ball with an Owl defender.
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The crowd cheers following the Eagles’ 61-15 victory in the first round of the Whittemore-Prescott Holiday Tournament.
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WHITTEMORE — The Arenac Eastern girls basketball team cruised to its seventh victory on the season with its 61-15 win over Oscoda in the Whittemore-Prescott Holiday Tournament on Dec. 22.

“We were about average,” said AE head coach Butch Beckham. “We didn’t light the room on fire, but we tightened our defense up in the second half.”

Beckham said a lot of underclassmen played with the varsity and got some good game experience. He said sophomore Ashley Navarre stood out in the game.

Brianna Dery led the Eagles with 12 and Chelsea Dery added 10.

The Eagles play the Whittemore-Prescott Cardinals on Dec. 23 at Whittemore-Prescott.

Beckham said he expects tomorrow’s matchup to be a good one for the Eagles. He said W-P sophomore Emily Forton is a good player the Eagles would have to watch for.

“We just gotta play hard,” he said.

AE plays host Whittemore-Prescott on Dec. 23 at 4:00 p.m.

The Owls will play AGS at 1:00 p.m.

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