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GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Flat Rock enters holiday break with perfect record (PHOTO)

Kirsten Chambers and the Flat Rock Rams are out to a 5-0 start this season. Photo by Larry Caruso

The Flat Rock girls’ basketball team has proven to be unstoppable so far this season and went into the Christmas break with a 5-0 record.

In the team’s only action last week, the Rams breezed through Jefferson, posting a 58-26 victory.

Flat Rock had a comfortable 15-9 lead after one quarter, led 32-17 at the half and used an explosive third quarter to secure the victory.

The Rams outscored the Bears 22-2 in the quarter after turning things around at the break.

“Our intensity was the difference,” Flat Rock Coach Mark Villemure said about the second half. “I didn’t think we were very intense in the first half.

“Our defensive coverage was slow and we got out-rebounded. Once we got that straightened out, I thought we really played a good quarter.”

Paige Villemure led the way, scoring 17 points on the night. She also brought down five rebounds and had two assists and two steals.

Morgan Villemure finished with eight points and had three rebounds, seven steals and three assists.

Freshman Paige Nemeth and sophomore Alexis Highers each put up seven points in the win.

“Alexis did some really nice things defensively,” Vileumure said. “Paige did a nice job handling the ball.

“It’s nice to see some of the younger players contributing because we’re going to need them as the league season goes through.”

The Rams are undefeated in the Huron League but face two strong non-league opponents over the holiday break.

On Dec. 27 the team takes on Flint Powers Catholic and the next day will turn to Detroit Country Day.

“They’re probably two of the better teams in Class B this year,” Villemure said. “Hopefully we play well and get a great experience.

“It’s going to be tough because both teams play a completely different style, so it’s gonna be hard adjusting from one night to the next night.”

The Rams will dive back into league play right after the break, taking on Huron League rival New Boston Huron.

“We’re gonna have our hands full,” Villemure said. “We turn around and play Huron as soon as we come back from break.

“That’s gonna be an important one to play well there.”

Grosse Ile

The Grosse Ile girls’ basketball team added another win to its season on Friday night, knocking off St. Mary Catholic Central.

The Red Devils won the contest 59-27.

Grosse Ile took a 17-8 lead after eight minutes and the defense only allowed four points in the second quarter for a 37-12 advantage at the half.

Good ball movement and a whole-team effort ensure the win in the second half.

“We are moving the ball very well and seeing the open players,” Coach Sandy Tobin said. “Everyone on this team is motivated to be better and they are all contributing.”

The team was led by Megan Swick with her best game of the season. Swick scored 23 points, brought down eight rebounds and had four assists.

The win moved the Red Devils’ record to 4-1 overall and the team is undefeated in Huron League play.

The Red Devils take on non-league rival Carlson on Jan. 3.

Huron added two wins to its season and also remains undefeated in the Huron League.

The Chiefs won both a league and non league contest last week

On Dec. 17, the team knocked off Fordson 51-16.

The Chiefs took a 13-6 lead after one quarter and did not allow a single point in the second quarter, while scoring 15 of their own for a 28-6 lead at the half.

Hailey Richardson dominated the floor, scoring 34 points and also brought down six rebounds.

Three nights later the team topped Milan 57-23 in a Huron League matchup.

The Chiefs did not allow their opponents to score more than nine points the entire night.

Richardson added to her already strong week with 24 points.

Savannah Floyd and Elizabeth Stockert each added 11 in the win.

Riverview split games last week, winning over non-league Roosevelt and falling to league Airport.

The week started with a 46-39 victory over Roosevelt.

The Bears led 10-6 after the first quarter but the Bucs turned things around for a 23-18 lead at the half.

Roosevelt outscored Riverview 14-13 in the final quarter the but Bucs had enough of a lead for the win.

Riverview was led by Michala Burke with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Hanna Love had 12 points and seven rebounds and Anastasia Smith finished with 12 points and nine rebounds.

The week ended with a close 48-40 loss to Airport.

Riverview led 12-11 after one quarter and 26-21 at the half, but trailed 32-31 heading into the final quarter.

The Jets outscored Riverview 16-9 for the win.

Burke led again with nine points and seven rebounds.

Love had seven points and five rebounds, Smith had seven points and Kirsten Chambers finished with six points and seven assists.

“We are starting to come together as a team,” Riverview Coach Marty Mucha said. “We are still working hard and improving everyday.”

The Bucs next host Milan on Jan. 6.

Last Updated: 12/23/2013 1:37:23 PM EST

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