West Bloomfield Girls Fall to Marian in District Final
The Lakers played hard against the home team but couldn't derail the Mustangs, who added a district crown to an already-impressive season.
The West Bloomfield High School's girl's varsity basketball team was outmatched by the Marian High School Mustangs Friday night, officially closing their 2012-13 season.
Marian advanced to the next round with a 59-39 on their home court Friday night in the MHSAA district playoff finals. The Mustangs jumped out to 18-9 lead after the first quarter, and were up 40-16 at halftime. The Lakers, which beat Seaholm 58-35 Wednesday, outscored Marian 23-19 in the second stanza, but never threatened to end the Mustangs' season.
West Bloomfield senior Ashley Zeigler sank four three-pointers and led all scorers with 18 points, Miprepzone.com reported. Fellow senior Kheri Motley scored nine.
“We had a little bit of a mental letdown, and that’s tribute to them (Marian). That’s what they do, they wear on you and they’re physical. They’re just a tough team,” West Bloomfield Head Coach Zach Hilbers told Miprepzone.com.
“I’m proud of my girls, they kept battling in what wasn’t an ideal situation. We’ve got a great group of seniors, and I’m proud of them.”
Kara Holinski scored 14 points, followed by Kilyn Bulluck (13) and Bailey Thomas (12) for Marian, now 21-3, according to Mlive.com. The Catholic High School League champions advanced to regional round and play Avondale at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Waterford Kettering High School.
West Bloomfield fell to 10-12.
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