PREP ROUNDUP: Onekama girls beat Lake Leelanau St. Mary

Onekama’s Zoe Morley (11), shown here in action against Brethren on Dec. 8, scored 18 points in the Portagers’ 43-39 win at Lake Leelanau St. Mary Wednesday night. (News Advocate file photo)

Onekama’s Zoe Morley (11), shown here in action against Brethren on Dec. 8, scored 18 points in the Portagers’ 43-39 win at Lake Leelanau St. Mary Wednesday night. (News Advocate file photo)

LAKE LEELANAU — Onekama girls basketball pulled off a big win on Wednesday night against Lake Leelanau St. Mary.

The Portagers (4-5) were able to put on the pressure in the second half and pull out a 43-39 victory over the Eagles.

The Eagles pulled ahead 21-18 going into the break, but Onekama added a press in the second half to mix things up, and that helped them climb back into the game.

“In the second half we went to a full-court man press. The kids responded really well,” Onekama coach Jim Armstrong said. “It was our defense that won it, but we got hot shooting the ball. Between our good foul shooting and our outside shooting.”

Zoe Morley led the team in scoring with 18 points, coming in large part due to her four three-point shots. Carlee Pepera had 5 points, including a late three, Elizabeth Domres had 5 points, Maggie Domres had 7 and Colleen McCarthy added 7 points.

“It was a good team effort. Our defense and our intensity carried us,” Armstrong said. “It’s the first time that we actually put four quarters together in a game.”

  Onekama will be back on Friday at home against Benzie Central (7-2, 4-2).

Onekama skiers fare weel at Cadillac Invitational 

CADILLAC — Onekama skiing keeps enjoying the weather, and it had a big day on Tuesday at the Cadillac Invitational at Caberfae.

The team didn’t go a lot in regards to bringing in team scores at Cadillac, but three skiers medaled on the afternoon. Both Keagan Thomas and Joe Buswinka medaled for the boys, and Riley Drilling did for the girls.

The team did finish seventh in the boys slalom with a team score of 113. Cadillac took first with a 40.

Thomas led the team by finishing third in the slalom with a two-run time of 47.89 and Buswinka in seventh at 51.90. Briten VanVoorst (1:20.37) and Colin VanVoorst (1:22.15) rounded out the scoring in 51st and 52nd, respectively.

Onekama also finished seventh in the boys giant slalom with a team score of 114.

Thomas finished sixth at 57.17, Buswinka was eighth at 57.70, Briten VanVoorst was 47th at 1:15.98 and Colin VanVoorst finished in 53rd at 1:20.38.

The Portagers didn’t record a team score in the girls events, but Drilling was able to finish fourth in the slalom at 51.48. She also had a strong run in the giant slalom in seventh at 1:02.23.

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Posted by Brian Fogg

Brian is the sports writer for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3110 or bfogg@pioneergroup.com.

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