2018-02-08 / Sports

Lady Cardinals fall in overtime

By Austin VanDaele
810-452-2655 • avandaele@mihomepaper.com


Davison’s Ellie Timmons brings the ball up the court during a game against Pontiac Notre Dame Prep on Jan. 23. 
Photo by Austin VanDaele Davison’s Ellie Timmons brings the ball up the court during a game against Pontiac Notre Dame Prep on Jan. 23. Photo by Austin VanDaele BAY CITY – The Davison girls’ basketball team played hard throughout four quarters and an overtime period, but still left with a 68-65 loss to Bay City Western on Tuesday.

Chelsea Oryszczak led the Lady Cardinals with 15 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Adrian Gill notched a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Stephanie Ramoie finished with 10 points and three assists, Mikayla Oryszczak had nine points and Ellie Timmons had eight points with four assists.

“This was the most fun game I have coached in four years,” noted Davison coach Craig Hitchcock. “We played at a high level at both ends of the floor and executed the game plan. Sometimes playing well is just not enough and that was the case tonight. Bay City Western is the seventh-ranked team in the state for a reason. I am proud of this effort and this can propel us going forward.”

Last Friday, Davison dropped a home game to Mt. Pleasant, 37-18.

Carlee Allard led the team with eight points while Chelsea Oryszczak finished with five.

“This was a game where we just couldn’t buy a bucket,” said Hitchcock. “Defensively we did what we wanted to do and this is to hold teams to less than 40 points, but the offense never came around.”

Last Wednesday, the Lady Cardinals hosted Bay City John Glenn, but wound up on the wrong side of a 42-33 final.

Chelsea Oryszczak scored 14 and added five rebounds to lead Davison. Adrian Gill chipped in with nine points and 12 rebounds.

“We did a good job in the first half of taking care of the ball with only three turnovers,” said Hitchcock. “This allowed us to build a couple of nice leads early on. We just didn’t have enough juice in the second half. Credit to John Glenn, they played harder than we did and they deserved to win this game.”

Davison, 6-9, is at Lapeer tomorrow at 6 p.m.

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