2018-02-07 / Sports

Lady ‘Skins hold narrow lead in GTC-East hoops

BY DALE BALL
SPORTS EDITOR


Sandusky’s Gabby Gough (right) looks for an open teammate in Thursday night’s GTC East contest against Brown City. 
Photo by Dale Ball Sandusky’s Gabby Gough (right) looks for an open teammate in Thursday night’s GTC East contest against Brown City. Photo by Dale Ball SANDUSKY – With the Marlette Red Raiders right on their tails, the Sandusky Redskins maintained their slim lead in GTC East girls’ basketball on Thursday night.

The Lady ‘Skins, now 6-1 in the division and 14-2 overall, easily handled the Brown City Green Devils, 51-23. The Marlette Red Raiders are right behind in the East standings at 5-1.

The Lady Devils (2-5, 9-7), who lost Kendall Muxlow, an All-State candidate, to season ending knee injury, struggled to put points on the board against a stingy Sandusky defense.

Al DeMott, Sandusky head coach, credited that effort from his team.

“Great team defense sparked the big ‘W’ for us. And, offensively, our girls did a nice job attacking Brown City’s zone,” remarked DeMott. He also noted that all of his players “made nice contributions’.


Surrounded by Brown City players, Sandusky’s Abigail Bolsby puts up a jumper in Thursday night’s GTC East contest. 
Photo by Dale Ball Surrounded by Brown City players, Sandusky’s Abigail Bolsby puts up a jumper in Thursday night’s GTC East contest. Photo by Dale Ball Sandusky led BC by 21 points, 29-8, by halftime.

Senior Haley Nelson paced the ‘Skins’ attack with 16 points and also added eight rebounds and four blocks.. Meanwhile, sophomore reserve Abby Bolsby came in and scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

“Abby gave us another strong effort off the bench,” lauded DeMott.

The ‘Skins also had an all-around effort from junior Gabby Gough, who had six points, seven rebounds, six assists and five blocks.

Ceirra Phillips helped out with eight points and nine rebounds.

Sandusky cannot look ahead to a season-ending match-up at Marlette (Feb. 22). The ‘Skins could have a tough test at Harbor Beach this Friday night. The Pirates are 3-3 in the East, but 10-4 overall.


1,000! Sandusky senior Haley Nelson reached a milestone in her four-year career last week by scoring her 1,000th point as a member of the Sandusky Redskins varsity girls basketball team. A Class C All-State player a year ago, Nelson will be moving on to Saginaw Valley State University next fall. 1,000! Sandusky senior Haley Nelson reached a milestone in her four-year career last week by scoring her 1,000th point as a member of the Sandusky Redskins varsity girls basketball team. A Class C All-State player a year ago, Nelson will be moving on to Saginaw Valley State University next fall. Alexis Wiltsie led the Devils with eight points and Carleigh Randolph followed with six.

Sandusky 52 Memphis 6

The Lady ‘Skins collected their fifth win in East play against the winless Yellowjackets on Tuesday night. They led, 29-2, by halftime.

Nine of the 10 available players for Sandusky reached the scoring column. Nelson led the way with 13 points, 11 in the first half. Bolsby added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Harbor Beach 42 Brown City 30


Brown City’s Carleigh Randolph and Sandusky’s Cassidy Albrecht go up for a rebound in the GTC East game last Thursday night. 
Photo by Dale Ball Brown City’s Carleigh Randolph and Sandusky’s Cassidy Albrecht go up for a rebound in the GTC East game last Thursday night. Photo by Dale Ball The Lady Devils fell behind, 25-17, at halftime against the Pirates on Tuesday night and could not catch up.

Randolph, a junior, led BC, and all scorers, with a career-high 25 points, and she also had six rebounds. Miki Frey added six boards.

Harbor Beach was paced by Mae Woodke with 18 points.

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