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GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Rams and Red Devils separate from the pack

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Three big wins in three games last week set up a big showdown Monday night between Flat Rock and league rival Grosse Ile.

The Rams knocked off Milan, Jefferson and Riverview last week to stay atop the Huron League standings heading into Monday’s game. If the Red Devils won, the team would share the league title; if not, it was the Ram’s outright.

The Ram’s offense was assertive, scoring 47 or more points in each of the three games, while the defense wasn’t too shabby itself.

Against Milan to start the week, the Flat Rock defense held its opponent scoreless in the second and only allowed nine points in the fourth; the highest of any quarter.

It was 17-6 after one and 27-6 at the half before the Rams won the second half 28-13 for the win.

Morgan Villemure had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds along with two assists and four steals.

Holli Rhodes finished with nine points.

The following night against Jefferson was much of the same in a 52-21 victory.

Flat Rock led 21-8 after the first and 31-12 at the half, not allowing more than eight points against in any quarter.

“Our team defense was solid and we shot the ball well,” Coach Marc Villemure said about the win. “We had 11 three pointers as a team.”

Paige Villemure led the team this time with 20 points, two rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Rhodes finished with six points and three steals. Morgan Villemure led on the glass with five boards.

The week ended with a close 47-41 win over Riverview.

The Bucs won the final quarter (15-7) and stayed close the entire game, but Flat Rock kept the upper edge for the win.

“Riverview did some things offensively that gave us trouble and played hard the entire night,” Villemure said.

The Villemure’s stuck to their Villemure ways, leading the team in points and rebounds. Morgan topped both stat charts with 16 points and seven rebounds to go with three steals and six blocks, and Paige finished with 14 points and six rebounds, four steals and five blocks.

Rhodes added nine points and three steals.

The Bucs were led by Michala Burke with 14 points and seven rebounds. Kirsten Chambers, Hannah Love and Angela Zammit all had six points while Chambers finished with four assists and Love and Zammit had nine and three rebounds, respectively.

Riverview got its second league win of the season with a 43-36 victory over Jefferson to start the week.

The Bucs led 14-10 after one quarter, 25-19 at the half and 35-22 after three.

Jefferson won the final quarter 14-8, but the earlier work gave Riverview the win.

Zammit led the team with 12 points.

Anastasia Smith had eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks and Chambers finished with seven points, six assists and six steals.

Grosse Ile kept on the heels of Flat Rock by posting victories over Airport, St. Mary Catholic Central and Milan.

The Red Devil defense has not been one to mess with this season and Grosse Ile kept with traditions on Feb. 3 by knocking off Airport 71-37 in the team’s second meeting in a week.

The offense was strong, but the defense was stronger, allowing just eight points in the first half.

It was 17-4 after one and Grosse Ile led 29-8 at the half. After three it was 45-21 and both teams put up 16 in the final quarter as the Devils cruised to victory.

Coach Sandy Tobin was pleased with the play of her whole team, but especially Erin Carney.

“It was (Erin’s) best game with a strong performance on both the offensive and defensive end,” she said. “She is really improving and is becoming a valuable member of this team.”

Megan Swick led the team in scoring with 17 points and also had five assists.

Carney finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Kate Tobin had nine points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Three nights later, it was parent’s night for the Red Devils who celebrated not only a victory, but a night of scoring for everyone in the lineup in a big 52-20 win over SMCC.

“It has been a great season for this team,” Tobin said. “Everyone has been able to contribute and get quite a bit of playing time.”

Megan Swick led the way with eight points and Kate Tobin and Andrea Plemmons were just behind with seven.

Friday night the Red Devils capped the week with a 49-34 win, highlighted by a big game from Megan Swick.

“We won the game from the outside by shooting seven three point shots, six of them by Megan Swick,” Tobin said. “This team goes to the basket well.

“Megan made our offense much stronger by showing our competitors we can shoot as well.”

She finished with a personal-best game of 25 points and eight rebounds.

The Red Devils hosted Flat Rock in the big Huron League showdown on Monday and will travel to Huron on Thursday.

The Huron girls split games last week, winning a Huron League contest and dropping a non-league game.

On Feb. 3, the Chiefs won a close 46-41 contest in Monroe over St. Mary Catholic Central.

Hailey Richardson led the way with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Savannah Floyd finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.

A few nights later the Chiefs fell 34-26 when they traveled to Dearborn Heights to take on Crestwood.

Richardson again led with seven points and nine rebounds to go with three assists and a block.

Elizabeth Stockert also had seven points to go with two rebounds and two steals.

Olivia Olson finished with five points and three rebounds.

The Chiefs hosted Riverview last night and will stay at home against Grosse Ile tomorrow.

Last Updated: 2/11/2014 2:55:02 PM EST