Kingston beat Akron-Fairgrove and Mayville held off Owendale-Gagetown in Wednesday semifinals to set up a Cardinals vs. Wildcats Division 4 girls’ basketball district final that was played late Friday after The Advertiser went to press. Please see Wednesday’s paper for follow-up coverage.
Kingston (20-2) beat the Vikings 56-10 on the strength of 13 points from Carley Smith, 11 from Camryn MacGuire, 10 from Hannah James and eight from Payton Kolacz.
Mayville was led by Julia Smith’s 16 points and eight from Madelyn Pitcavage on its way to a 32-28 victory over O-G. The Bulldogs were led by Dana Morrish’s game-high 18 points.
Frankenmuth 43, Carrollton 29: Brooklin Karwat had eight of her game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter to help Frankenmuth pull away from what was a seven-point lead and win by double figures.
The Eagles (13-7), who jumped out to a 21-5 lead after the opening eight minutes, played Bridgeport in the district final late Friday after The Advertiser went to press. Please see Wednesday’s paper for follow-up coverage.
After taking the big early lead, the Cavaliers cut the Frankenmuth lead to 26-16 at halftime, and to 29-22 through three quarters before the Eagles had the final say with a 14-7 advantage over the last eight minutes.
Emma Kerkau added 10 points to the winning cause, eight of which came in the opening quarter. Claire Breinager pulled down eight rebounds for the Eagles, while Kelynn Kujat finished with seven rebounds, six assists and five steals.
At North Branch
Goodrich 66, North Branch 30: North Branch got outscored by a combined 35-8 in the second half of the district-semifinal defeat.
Amy Ludescher led the Broncos, who trailed 31-22 at halftime, with nine points. Reese Ruhlman added seven points for North Branch (7-14).
At Cass City
Unionville-Sebewaing Area 45, Bad Axe 35: Rylee Zimmer’s game-high 24 points, including 13 in the third quarter, helped guide the Patriots into Friday’s district final with Harbor Beach (17-4) that was played after The Advertiser went to press. Please see Wednesday’s paper for follow-up coverage.
USA (12-8), which led 18-15 at halftime, also got 10 points from Grace Williamson.
Brown City 51, Marlette 31: Brown City limited Marlette to single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters, building up a 44-20 lead over that stretch before closing out the win.
The Red Raiders (4-17) were faced with a 16-5 deficit after the opening quarter that grew to 29-13 by halftime. Jordyn Boyne had 11 points to lead Marlette.