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GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Huron League roundup

Paige Villemure won the opening tip-off and the Flat Rock Rams never really looked back as they cruised to a 51-40 victory over St. Mary Catholic Central on the opening night of Huron League play.

Villemure dominated the court all night long, finishing with a triple-double of 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks and shot 85 percent from the floor.

“She really set the tone there for us,” Flat Rock Coach Mark Villemure said. “That was probably her career high.

“She had a great game. It’s hard for them to match up with her, and that was our goal; just try to get inside and run our offense through them.”

Villemure made her presence known early on, scoring the first basket of the night and finishing with 12 points in just the first quarter and put away 16 before the half.

The Rams took a commanding 11-0 lead and did not allow a goal from the Kestrels until just over halfway through the first quarter and led 17-9 after eight minutes.

Paige’s sister, Morgan made her presence known in the second quarter, scoring seven points including a triple.

Flat Rock continued adding on the baskets and took a 32-17 lead into the half.

The Kestrels turned things around in the second half, outscoring Flat Rock in each quarter, but the Rams’ lead was too much to overcome.

“I thought we came out and executed really well,” Villemure said about his team’s win.

“Our goal was to get the ball inside and establish the inside presence and I thought we did that with Paige.”

After Paige’s 25 points, Morgan was next on the list with 11 points and finished four-for-six from the foul line.

Villemure was happy with getting the first league win of the season out of the way.

“Coming here is always a tough game,” he said. “They always play hard and they always play with a lot of intensity.

“It’s just a good win (and) I’m happy to get a win and get out of here.”

Earlier in the week, the Rams had another dominating win, a 56-8 win over PEC Prep.

A 25-0 score after the first quarter set the tempo of the game and the Rams cruised to the easy victory.

Paige led the way again with 18 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

Morgan put up eight points, four rebounds and five steals.

The Rams had a whole week off and will take on Jefferson on Friday.

The Grosse Ile girls’ basketball team went undefeated last week with a non-league and league win.

A week ago, the Red Devils knocked off Dearborn 40-21 in a non-league contest.

Grosse Ile took an early 14-6 lead after the first quarter, led 28-18 at the half and held Dearborn to just three points in the second half, including a scoreless third quarter on the way to the victory.

“We transitioned well and did a nice job rebounding,” Coach Sandy Tobin said about the win. “Everyone contributed.”

Megan Swick led the team with 12 points and Margaret Esordi finished with 11.

Grosse Ile opened Huron League play with Riverview on Friday and came away with the 48-38 win after an early deficit.

The Bucs came out strong, and led 16-2 after just one quarter and carried it over to a 24-17 advantage at the half.

“Riverview came out strong,” Tobin said. “They capitalized on every mistake we made (but) I was happy with our team recovering and being successful in the end.”

Grosse Ile turned things around and outscored Riverview 13-1 in the third quarter to push ahead for the win.

Esordi led the team with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds and Morgan Swick finished with 10 points.

Kirsten Chambers, Anastasia Smith and Angela Zammit all put up 10 points for the Bucs. Chambers finished with five steals and Smith and Zammit had five rebounds each.

“I think our girls are improving and working hard, but we have to get more consistent and play a full four quarters,” Riverview Coach Marty Mucha said. “If we can play a full game like we played the first quarter, we are going to be okay.”

The Bucs fell to Taylor Kennedy 42-26 in a non-league contest to start the week.

Riverview had an 11-1 advantage after one quarter, but just six points in the second half cost the team.

Smith led the team with 10 points.

Kennedy Coach Jeff Baum said it was his team’s best complete game of the season.

Asia Page led the scoring with 15 points and sophomore Daija Anderson had a breakout game with nine points and 16 rebounds.

Riverview hosted Roosevelt on Monday and will travel to Airport on Friday, while Grosse Ile hosts St. Mary Catholic Central tonight.

In their only game last week, the Huron Chiefs cruised past Jefferson with a 53-35 win.

Huron only led 18-14 at the half, but a big fourth quarter of 22 points, and 35 points in the second half, propelled the team to a victory.

Hailey Richardson dominated the stat sheet with 23 points, five rebounds and five steals.

Summer Callahan and Savannah Floyd each finished with nine points and Callahan had six rebounds and four steals while Floyd led with seven rebounds and had one steal.

Huron was back in action last night with a non-league game against Fordson and will travel to Milan on Friday for the last game before the winter break.

Last Updated: 12/17/2013 2:16:58 PM EST

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