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The Gabriel Richard girls’ basketball team led by as many as 14 points midway through the third quarter before the Roosevelt Bears rallied to beat the Pioneers at the buzzer 49-48 Wednesday night.

Down one point with 7 seconds remaining the Bears’ Nicole Ostrowitz raced up the court and nearly lost the ball before finding a wide-open Shelby Groat for an uncontested layup that sent the Bears home with a win in their last game of the regular season.

“I was just trying to help my team out. That was crazy,” said Groat. “I can’t believe the ball came to me and I just had to get a shot up and try to help the team out.

“I have never done anything like that before. It was an amazing feeling.”

Greene had a monster game for Roosevelt. The senior center had 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds to lead the Bears. Alea Kainz had 10 points and five boards for the Bears.

Natalie Loewengruber scored a game-high 16 points for Richard. Jackie Reitmeyer scored 10 first-half points, but was held scoreless in the second half.

“He (Roosevelt coach Ron Adkins) made some good adjustments at halftime and came back and kind of executed it,” said Gabriel Richard coach Laura Guzman. “We just couldn’t get past it and we missed some easy shots down the floor when it was close and that kind of hurt us.”

Richard falls to 4-11 on the season.

Four different players hit from the field for Richard as the Pioneers used a balanced attack to take a 14-8 first-quarter lead.

Richard increased its lead in the second quarter thanks to guards Kelly Henderson and Reitmeyer. The pair combined to score 11 second- quarter points, including two buckets from behind the arc. The Pioneers held Roosevelt to just three field goals in the period and led 29-15 at halftime.

The Bears made some adjustments at the break and scored 20 in the third quarter to trim a 14-point deficit to 40-35 heading into the fourth quarter.

Roosevelt’s Sydney Greene scored the quarter’s first six points to give the Bears their first lead of the game 41-40 with 5:25 left.

The Pioneers answered with a 5-2 run. A jumper by Chloe Grignon with 1:09 remaining gave Richard a 45-43 lead, but it wouldn’t be enough to trump Groat’s late-game heroics.



Inter-City

The Inter-City girls went 2-1 in their final week of the regular season to finish 10-10 overall and 7-7 in the conference.

“The girls ended the regular season playing some really good basketball,” said IC coach Nathan Chatfield.

Sophomore Karalynn Goering continued her strong play with 15 points to lead the Chargers to a 49-26 win over Lutheran Northwest last Tuesday. Alyssa Saenz had nine points and Kayla Thoune scored eight in the win.

The Chargers knocked off Oakland Christian 35-10 last Thursday.

“The girls really came out ready to play and we executed very well for the entire game,” Chatfield said. “We were able to give our starters some rest as we prepared for Roeper the next day.”

Hoping to regain some pride after a humiliating 23-point loss to Roeper in the team’s last meeting, the Chargers were ready and took a 17-15 lead into halftime.

Roeper took control in the third quarter, outscoring IC 17-8 to turn the game around.

The Chargers fought their way back into it, cutting the lead to four with 1:30 to play, but Roeper made 13 of 16 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter for a 48-38 win last Friday.

“We’re now getting ready for our first round of districts against Plymouth Christian who we split with in the regular season,” Chatfield said.



Cabrini

The Lady Monarchs lost to Royal Oak Shrine 43-30 last Tuesday.

Cabrini started poorly in the first half, falling behind 20-9.

“All season we've had trouble scoring in stretches and it was no different this night,” said Cabrini coach Mike Rozanski. “We could not convert open looks or inside shots that at this point of the season we have to knock down to be successful.”

Cabrini was led by Caitlyn Lefebrve (seven points) and Kasey Jodway (six points, 10 rebounds).

The Monarchs played better on Thursday but still lost 36-31 to Grosse Ile.

“We had another bad quarter which led to our demise,” Rozanski said. The Monarchs scored just two points in the second quarter.

“For most of the night we played well against Grosse Ile, but missed several inside uncontested baskets that we have to make at the varsity level to beat a team like GI,” Rozanski said.

Lefebrve had nine points and four steals. Amber Steelman had five points and and Jodway and Emily Deeter each had eight points and six rebounds.



Last Updated: 2/25/2014 2:48:30 PM EST

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