2017-02-02 / Sports

St. Ignace Saints Girls Top Cedarville Trojans in Tightly Contested Pink Game

By Kevin R. Hess

The St. Ignace Saints and Cedarville Trojans girls varsity basketball teams competing in the Hooping for a Cure game: (front, from left) Hayley Kohlmann, Jonny Ingalls,
Maizey Brown, Regan Mortensen, Cassidy Barr, Elysia Causley, Hallie Marshall, Jerzie Belleville, Taylor St. Onge; (middle row) Kiara Bishop, Alicia Kasper, Nadijah Nye, Jessie
Frazier, Gina Augugliaro. Tessa Shepard, Emma Bohn, Jordan Belleville, Elissa Griffin, Jade Edelman; (back) Coach Doug Ingalls, Kylie Hill, Keshia Davis, Hannah Perkins,
Emily Coveyou, Coach Dorene Ingalls, Mackenzie Barr, Coach Ryan Wilson, Linnie Gustafson, Caroline Freel, Tasheka Battick, Jackson Ingalls, and Coach Robin Kissinger.The St. Ignace Saints and Cedarville Trojans girls varsity basketball teams competing in the Hooping for a Cure game: (front, from left) Hayley Kohlmann, Jonny Ingalls, Maizey Brown, Regan Mortensen, Cassidy Barr, Elysia Causley, Hallie Marshall, Jerzie Belleville, Taylor St. Onge; (middle row) Kiara Bishop, Alicia Kasper, Nadijah Nye, Jessie Frazier, Gina Augugliaro. Tessa Shepard, Emma Bohn, Jordan Belleville, Elissa Griffin, Jade Edelman; (back) Coach Doug Ingalls, Kylie Hill, Keshia Davis, Hannah Perkins, Emily Coveyou, Coach Dorene Ingalls, Mackenzie Barr, Coach Ryan Wilson, Linnie Gustafson, Caroline Freel, Tasheka Battick, Jackson Ingalls, and Coach Robin Kissinger.

Tuesday, January 24, the St. Ignace Saints and Cedarville Trojans girls teams were playing for much more than bragging rights. They were playing in honor and in memory of family, friends, and community members affected by cancer, in the annual “Hooping for a Cure” Pink Game.


The Saints and Trojans junior varsity team: (front, from left) Kennedy Kammers, Isabella Cason, Olivia Champion, Jewell Laforest, Emilie Bigelow, Logan Rickley, Emmalee Hart, Lilianna Cason, Morgan McLeod, Lily McLean, Lauren Gough, Courtney Frazier, Makenzi Masse; (back) Coach Garth Law, Eden Preston, Kylee Horn, Alyssa Cloud, Riley Kita, Sienna Reichlin, Emma Feleppa, Kylee Call, Madison Olsen, Lily Freel, Anna Hart, Rachael Rye, and Coach Norman Brood. The Saints and Trojans junior varsity team: (front, from left) Kennedy Kammers, Isabella Cason, Olivia Champion, Jewell Laforest, Emilie Bigelow, Logan Rickley, Emmalee Hart, Lilianna Cason, Morgan McLeod, Lily McLean, Lauren Gough, Courtney Frazier, Makenzi Masse; (back) Coach Garth Law, Eden Preston, Kylee Horn, Alyssa Cloud, Riley Kita, Sienna Reichlin, Emma Feleppa, Kylee Call, Madison Olsen, Lily Freel, Anna Hart, Rachael Rye, and Coach Norman Brood. Despite the emotional festivities, and the goal of coming together to raise money for cancer patients, there was a basketball game to play. The final score showed St. Ignace winning 66-41, but the game was tightly contested for the better part of three quarters.

The Saints (10-1, 3-1 SAC) had handed the Trojans (9-2, 3-0 EUPAC) their only loss earlier in the season, defeating them 60-36 on December 7. Cedarville came in hoping to avenge their earlier loss, but fell short after a hard-fought battle.

The first half saw each team take turns going on scoring runs. After Cedarville jumped out to an early 10- 7 lead, the Saints used a 7-0 run to end the first quarter with a 14-10 advantage. The Saints and Trojans traded 7-0 runs in the second quarter, in which both teams scored 15 points. Junior Linnie Gustafson was leading the way for St. Ignace, while junior Mackenzie Barr scored all 15 points for Cedarville. The Saints went to the locker room with a 29-25 lead.

Both teams began the third quarter with the same intensity and energy, but St. Ignace was slowly able to pull away. The Saints stretched the lead to double digits with great ball movement against Cedarville’s zone, which led to open shot opportunities. The Trojans struggled, getting outscored 22-9 in the quarter, trailing 51-34 after three. St. Ignace used a 15-7 fourth quarter edge to bring home the 25-point victory.

Coach Dorene Ingalls felt it was a good, but sloppy, win.

“We had 21 turnovers, but it felt like 41. Their half-court press bothered us a little bit, but we were able to pull it out. Cedarville has a great team and this was a good win,” she said.

Saints Statistics: Gustafson led the way for the Saints with 26 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Emily Coveyou added 13 points, eight rebounds, and tied for the team lead with seven steals. Sen- ior Jordan Belleville led the team with eight assists, to go with her seven points and seven steals. Other Saints to enter the scoring column were Jessie Frazier with seven points, Keisha Davis and Tessa Shepard, four points, Jade Edelman and Tasheka Battick with two points, and Kiara Bishop, one point.

Trojans Statistics: Mackenzie Barr led the Trojans with 20 points, followed by Caroline Freel with nine, Gina Augugliaro with five, Elissa Griffin, four, and Kylie Hill, three points.

Saints JV Defeats Cedarville

In the Junior Varsity Pink Game, the Saints defeated the Trojans 59-20. Kylee Horn led the team with 20 points, followed by Emma Feleppa with 12, Madison Olsen with nine, and Courtney Frazier with seven. Kennedy Kammers led the Saints with 13 rebounds.

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