Ledy goes long-range to lead Redettes in 57-30 victory over Kingford

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — Avery Ledy did a little shopping downtown in Marquette’s 57-30 girls basketball victory over visiting Kingsford on Friday night.

“Downtown” as in making 6 of 8 on 3-point shots as she led all scorers with 22 points. She added five rebounds and five blocked shots while adding two assists and two steals.

Teammate Sydney Kivi stayed more conventional, making all 2-pointers and free throws to add 14 points to go with team highs of 10 rebounds and five steals. She also had two assists.

Aspen Michelin added a team-high four assists to go with five points, while Reegan Ketzenberger had five rebounds along with six points.

Brooke Kriegl led the Flivvers with 13 points.

Marquette played stifling defense in the first half, allowing Kingsford just four points in each of the first two quarters as the Redettes took leads of 11-4 and 30-8 after each of the first two quarters.

The Flivvers cut into the lead just a bit in the third quarter but still trailed 37-19 entering the final period.

Marquette also won the JV game 59-21 while Kingsford prevailed in the freshman contest 49-27.

Westwood 56, Manistique 19

At Ishpeming, freshman Natalie Prophet made her varsity debut one to remember as she made a run at a triple-double.

She pulled down 10 rebounds while scoring nine points and recording seven blocked shots as the Patriots broke the game open by holding the Emeralds scoreless in the second quarter.

It turned a relatively close 17-8 game after one quarter into a 30-8 halftime advantage.

“She’s just a great athlete and has a real high basketball IQ,” WHS coach Kurt Corcoran said of Prophet, adding that the plan was to bring her up to the varsity late in the regular season.

Westwood’s Madi Koski was the only player on either team to score in double figures, getting 13 points, while Tessa Leece had just seven points as she was feeling the effects of illness.

Manistique was led by Emilee McDaniel with six points.

The Patriots also won the JV game but no score was available.

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