2017-03-02 / Sports

Lady Lakers breeze past Mustangs

Update: Glen Lake to play St. Francis tonight in rescheduled semifinal
By Jay Bushen
Of The Enterprise staff


GLEN LAKE guard Kelly Bunek grabs an offensive rebound Monday during first-quarter action of a district quarterfinal matchup with Grand Traverse Academy at St. Francis. GLEN LAKE guard Kelly Bunek grabs an offensive rebound Monday during first-quarter action of a district quarterfinal matchup with Grand Traverse Academy at St. Francis. Glen Lake wasted little time in flexing some Northwest Conference muscle against Grand Traverse Academy in the first round of districts Monday.

The Lady Lakers opened the game on a 20-2 run and never looked back en route to a 68-21 victory over their Cherryland Conference counterparts.

“They came out with a lot of energy, starting right after school,” Glen Lake coach Jason Bradford said. “They wanted to make a statement, pressure the ball early and go from there.”

Twelve different players scored for Glen Lake (18-3, 16-0 Northwest) in the victory. Jennifer LaCross led the way offensively with 11 points while Sarah Carney contributed with 10 points and a team-high six rebounds.

Alie Bonzelet, Kelly Bunek and Savannah Peplinski netted nine points apiece. Lily Ewing finished with five.

The win sets up a semifinal showdown with District 91 tournament host St. Francis. The game, which was scheduled after press time last night, was called off due to yesterday's snowstorm.

The teams will play today at 5:30 p.m.

Bradford said his team did all it could to prepare for the high-flying Lady Glads, who ended Glen Lake’s season in the district final a year ago.

Assistant coach Liz Moeggenberg, for example, once again had the role of suiting up as 6-foot-4 St. Francis forward Juliana Phillips in practice.

“There’s some key players we have to shut down,” Bradford said.

The winner of tonight's game is slated to take on either Elk Rapids or Mancelona in Friday’s final at 7 p.m.

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