JV callup Ledy leads Redettes to conference clinching win

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — Junior varsity callup Avery Ledy filled up the stats sheet on Friday to help Marquette get past Kingsford 49-29 in high school girls basketball action.

Ledy, a sophomore, recorded a game-high 14 points and a team-high 12 rebounds as the Redettes got off to a slow start but recovered in plenty of time to clinch the Great Northern Conference title at 7-0.

“(Kingsford) jumped out to a 12-3 start; they got after us with their full -court pressure,” MSHS coach Ben Smith said. “We weathered that storm, then we had our own streak and we were up 20-12.”

Still only leading 24-20 at halftime, the Redettes opened with a 3-pointer by Izzy Peterson, and with a couple defensive stops, Marquette was off to the races with a 18-5 domination of that quarter to go ahead 42-25.

Kellsey Grange added 10 points for MSHS, while Amber Huebner had nine to go with eight rebounds and five assists.

Hannah Carlson paced Kingsford with 11 points.

Marquette also won the JV game, 53-21.

Westwood 61, Manistique 46

At Westwood, the Emeralds jumped out with energy, taking a 12-10 lead after one quarter before the Patriots recovered.

“You’d have thought we were the ones that just got done with a 2 1/2-hour bus ride, not them,” WHS coach Kurt Corcoran said.

After wresting a 29-27 halftime, Westwood came out like gangbusters to start the second half, scoring the first 17 points of the third quarter and shutting out Manistique until the 14 seconds of the period.

Pats’ freshman Madelyn Koski led all scorers with 19 points, while Elizabeth Farley added 16 points and eight rebounds and freshman Tessa Leece had a breakout game with 10 points.

Renae Schuetter led Manistique with 10 points.

Westwood also won the JV game, 48-16.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.