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Superior Central girls survive slow start against Mid Pen

January 24, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

EBEN - All's well that ends well, but don't tell that to Superior Central girls basketball coach Greg Trowbridge when he suffers from indigestion after the Cougars' game Monday night.

The Upper Peninsula's No. 3 team in Class D suffered through a slow start before rolling past Mid Peninsula, 49-29, at the SC gym.

The Cougars trailed 10-3 after one quarter before bouncing back for 19-7 and 17-2 advantages in the next two quarters to take a commanding 39-19 lead heading into the fourth.

"The first quarter was a little bit scary," Trowbridge said. "After the way we played against Bark River-Harris last Friday, it felt like it was deja vu."

SC lost its only game of the season, 67-49, at home to the No. 1-rated Broncos on Friday. The Cougars improved to 12-1 overall and 7-1 in the Central Upper Peninsula League with Monday's win, while the Wolverines slipped to 3-10 and 2-7.

Sophomore Brooke Pasanen scored all of SC's points in the first quarter on a 2-point basket and free throw.

"We just came out cold," Trowbridge said. "We missed four or five wide-open shots. There wasn't much of a second effort on shots, either. But we changed defenses in the second quarter, going to a little more pressing, and that seemed to help.

Sophomore Vanessa Freberg led SC with 14 points, six rebounds and six steals. Senior Jamie Seppanen and sophomore Teslyn Tyner added nine points apiece.

 
 

 

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