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Warren-Mott falls to Berkley

Richmond girls basketball coach Jodi Schroeder could not have picked a better way to open her first season with the Blue Devils.

Her squad held South Lake to single-digit scoring in each of the four quarters as the Blue Devils cruised to a 51-12 win, Wednesday night.

“This was a great team effort,” Schroeder said. “I couldn’t ask for more.”

Mikayla Mlot led Richmond (1-0) with 13 points and Mary Ann Yamarino chipped in 11. Shayla Zihlavsky grabbed six rebounds.

Schroeder has also installed a new offense this season.

“I was really pleased with how they were working it and the press was working really well,” Schroeder said. “We really want to concentrate on feeding our post.

“We just have to get better passes into our post,” Schroeder added. “We were kind of forcing it at times. We’re not perfect by a long shot.”

Richmond, who has just four seniors out of the 10 on its roster, got at least a point from all but one player Wednesday.

The Cavaliers (0-1) got seven points from Faith Terry, who was lost to injury midway through the second quarter.

“We’re young,” South Lake coach Wilbur Jones said. “I’ve got four ninth graders, three 10th graders, a junior and a senior. It’s tough especially after winning so much at South Lake.”

South Lake was co-champs in the MAC Silver Division a year ago and won the title outright the year before.

“It’s good though,” Jones said. “It wakes them up. I told them after that now they know why they have to work hard at practice. When you go to the free-throw line at practice and you’re laughing and joking and now it’s game time and you can’t make no free throws.

“And ball handling,” Jones continued. “We practice ball handling every day in practice and now we get out here and now someone’s on you and you lose your train of thought, you deserve that. Now when we come to practice they know to take it serious.”


BERKLEY 58, WARREN-MOTT 39: Senior guard Mariah Taylor scored 30 points to lead the Marauders (0-1). Taylor was 9-of-12 from the free-throw line. She also had five rebounds and three steals.

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