November 1, 2014

SSC girls’ step up fourth quarter D to beat Bobcats

By Brent Baker
Special to the Independent
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BAY CITY — Standish-Sterling's defense got the Panthers back on track Friday as SSC outscored John Glenn 16-5 down the stretch to clinch a 50-37 NEMC girls basketball victory.

"Our defense was excellent, especially in the fourth quarter," said SSC coach Kevin King. "This was a great team effort and a great win against a quality team."

The Panthers built a 22-14 halftime lead, but saw the Bobcats storm back to within two points in the third quarter. Ashlyn Gulvas' eight points in the third kept SSC from losing the lead altogether.

"Ashlyn had an incredible third quarter that kept us in the game," King said.

Kayla Hilyard and Ellen Walderzak combined for 11 of the Panthers' 16 points in the fourth quarter. King also credited Allison Collier and Emily Meschke for handling Glenn's defensive pressure.

Walderzak finished with 12 points, Gulvas added 10 and Collier and Kayla Hilyard added seven each. Hilyard added four rebounds and four steals, Walderzak had seven rebounds and the team had 20 steals overall, including four each from Ashlyn and Abbye Gulvas.

The Panthers (3-5, 1-2 NEMC) return to action Wednesday at Oscoda. Breanne Krager scored 10 points and Lauren Bluhm added eight for Glenn (6-3, 1-1).

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