Saginaw-area basketball highlights: Midland Dow wins SVL showdown for first place

Midland Dow dominated the second half, incomes a Saginaw Valley League win and its second consecutive league championship.

Dow overcame a 27-26 halftime deficit, storming previous Flint Carman-Ainsworth for a 56-45 win Tuesday in a recreation pitting two undefeated SVL groups.

Alexa Kolnitys fueled the Chargers’ run, scoring 26 factors with six steals and 5 assists. Klaire Caldwell adopted with 13 factors and Abby Rey 11 for Dow, which improved to 11-0 within the league and 18-1 total.

Dow took the lead within the third quarter, outscoring Carman-Ainsworth, 14-6, earlier than placing the sport away with a 16-12 benefit within the fourth quarter.

Each groups have one SVL recreation remaining. Dow travels to 4-12 Arthur Hill Friday, whereas Carman-Ainsworth takes a 15-4 report to 6-12 Mount Nice Friday.

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Reese’s Josie Johnson (11) appears to be like to make a go throughout a ladies basketball recreation in opposition to Caro on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Reese. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

Reese 45, Cass Metropolis 43

Reese claimed the outright Better Thumb West title, but it surely wasn’t simple in opposition to a Cass Metropolis staff that smelled its personal share of the GTW crown. The Reese win comes after a 54-50 loss to Caro put the outright title in jeopardy. As a substitute, the Rockets claimed their thirteenth GTW championship within the final 14 years.

Reese led 39-30 going into the fourth quarter however was compelled to carry off a late Cass Metropolis rally. Saylar Cuthrell’s 3-pointer lower the Reese result in two factors, and Reese missed the entrance finish of a one-and-one with eight seconds remaining to provide Caro one final shot. However the last-second shot missed, giving the Better Thumb West title to Reese. Josie Johnson scored 20 factors to steer the Rockets, with Aydan Dalak scoring 12. Cuthrell paced Cass Metropolis with 18 factors.

Frankenmuth girls basketball defeats H.H. Dow

Frankenmuth’s Zoey Persails (13) appears to be like to make a go throughout a ladies basketball recreation in opposition to H.H. Dow on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 in Frankenmuth. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

Frankenmuth 64, Birch Run 8

Zoey Persails scored 13 factors to eclipse the 1,000-point mark within the Frankenmuth win, giving her 1,004 factors. Persails additionally grabbed seven rebounds with three steals. Emma Kerkau adopted with 11 factors, whereas Amy Kern and Clare Conzelmann added 10 factors every for the Eagles, who led 39-0 at halftime.

Nouvel girls basketball makes a comeback, defeats Hemlock

Nouvel Catholic Central’s Madison Looby (24) makes an attempt to make a basket throughout a ladies basketball recreation in opposition to Hemlock on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 in Hemlock. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

Saginaw Nouvel 49, Valley Lutheran 34

Madison Looby scored 13 factors as Nouvel earned a minimum of a share of the Tri-Valley Convention West title with Tuesday’s win. The Panthers, who’re 16-1 within the league with one recreation remaining Friday in opposition to 4-15 St. Louis, additionally received 9 factors every from Sterling Solek and Grace Chacon. Izzy Seashore scored six factors to steer the Chargers. Maggie Behmlander led Valley Lutheran with 9 rebounds, with Anna Keup including seven.

Swan Valley girls basketball takes down Hemlock

Swan Valley’s Kayla Baase (12) will get able to make a go throughout a ladies basketball recreation in opposition to Hemlock on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 in Saginaw. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

Swan Valley 52, Alma 34

Kayla Baase posted the primary double-double of her profession, scoring 10 factors with 15 rebounds to steer Swan Valley to the TVC East win. Hannah Murphy led the Swan Valley scoring with 16 factors, whereas Rachel Resio completed with 11 factors and 7 assists. Jordan Cleveland scored 15 factors for Alma.

Millington 48, Michigan Lutheran Seminary 31

Lilly Sherman recorded a double-double with 13 factors and 12 rebounds to steer Millington to the TVC West win. Vanessa Selich adopted with eight factors. Briannah Brady scored six factors with eight rebounds.

Chesaning 35, Clio 34

Chesaning led 11-4 within the first quarter however was compelled to carry off a Clio run within the fourth quarter to earn the non-conference win. Lilly Skaryd led the Indians with 9 factors, with Kennedy McAlpine including eight factors, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Ava Devereaux and Charley Mahan scored six factors every.

Laker 51, Vassar 31

Laker led 30-21 going into the fourth quarter earlier than occurring a 21-10 run to finish the sport and earn the Better Thumb West win. Jenna Gleeson scored 11 factors for Vassar, with Emilee Bradley including 9 factors and 14 rebounds.

Ithaca 40, St. Louis 23

Delaney Seaman scored 18 factors, hitting 4 3-pointers, for the TVC West win. Kiersten Francisco led St. Louis with seven factors.


Arthur Hill boys varsity basketball team defeats Saginaw High 59-54

Saginaw Excessive’s Javari Holliday makes a 3 level basket through the varsity boys basketball recreation on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at Saginaw Excessive College. Arthur Hill Excessive College defeated Saginaw Excessive College 59-54. (Jenifer Veloso | Jenifer Veloso

Saginaw Excessive 50, Lapeer 41

Javarie Holliday scored 16 factors to steer Saginaw Excessive to its eighth consecutive win, regardless of trailing 22-20 at halftime. The Trojans used a 17-8 benefit within the third quarter to take management of the Saginaw Valley League recreation. Karim McCune added 11 factors, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, whereas Davarion Mitchell posted a double-double with 10 factors and 10 rebounds.

Carmen Ainsworth boys varsity basketball defeats Saginaw Heritage

Heritage senior Tyree’ Alexander shoots a area purpose through the varsity boys basketball recreation. Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers defeated Saginaw Heritage Hawks 71-69 at Saginaw Heritage Excessive College on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Jenifer Veloso

Davison 62, Heritage 57

Heritage got here up brief within the fourth quarter, dropping an in depth recreation to Davison after main 42-41 going into the fourth. Tyree Alexander led Heritage with 27 factors, adopted by Tyler Ode with 11 factors and 6 rebounds. Braylon Isom added 10 factors and 6 assists.

Frankenmuth boys basketball takes down Swan Valley

Frankenmuth’s Drew Titsworth (23) makes an attempt a basket throughout a boys basketball recreation in opposition to Swan Valley on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 in Saginaw. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

Frankenmuth 67, Birch Run 35

Frankenmuth held a 25-22 halftime lead, however outscored Birch Run, 24-2, within the third quarter for the TVC East win. Drew Titsworth and Nate Jackson scored 13 factors every to steer the Eagles, with Travis Brenner and Trent Ciesla including 11 factors every. Gage Martinus scored 13 factors for Birch Run.

MJ Yeager, Saginaw Nouvel

Saginaw Nouvel level guard MJ Yeager drives to the basket through the 2021-22 boys basketball season. (Photograph and permission by Mike Kolleth)

Nouvel 65, Valley Lutheran 54

Nouvel led 35-17 at halftime earlier than warding off a second-half comeback by Valley Lutheran. MJ Yeager scored 21 factors to tempo the Panthers, with Jonathan Tunney including 15 and 10 rebounds. Donny Yeager scored 13, with Matthew Garcia including eight. Evan Engelhardt paced Valley Lutheran with 14 factors, adopted by Alex Grey with 12 and Dylan Appold with 11.

Alma 73, Swan Valley 59

Alma held a 39-19 lead at halftime and led by as many as 24 factors within the second half within the TVC East win. Michael Howey scored 22 factors to steer 14-3 Alma, with Sam Rosales scoring 13 and Cade Sutherland 12. Drew Kaeckmeister led Swan Valley with 11 factors.

Bridgeport 68, Essexville Garber 33

Bridgeport took a 35-14 halftime lead on its solution to the TVC East win. Branden Goodman led the Bearcats with 14 factors, adopted by DT Winters with 10 factors and eight steals. Nyles Latimer added seven factors. Antwane Baker grabbed 9 rebounds for Bridgeport.

Millington 62, Michigan Lutheran Seminary 25

Brad Coleman scored 11 factors to steer Millington within the TVC West win, adopted by Drew Kihn with 10.

Vassar 63, Caro 57

Vassar trailed 44-37 going into the fourth quarter, however the Vulcans rallied within the fourth quarter, outscoring the Tigers, 26-13,  to earn the Better Thumb West win. Monte Davis scored 20 factors to tempo Vassar, with Manuel Mendham including 19 factors, 9 assists and 4 steals. Dustin Henderson added eight factors. Caro’s Marik Phillips led all scorers with 32 factors, adopted by Ashton Savage with eight and Evan Langmaid with seven.

Ithaca 58, St. Louis 50

Gibson Marr scored 24 factors, together with 10 throughout Ithaca’s 21-point second quarter, to steer the Yellowjackets to the TVC West win. Brendan Wooden adopted with 9 factors and Bronson Bupp scored seven.

Flint Carman-Ainsworth 70, Midland Dow 50

Carman-Ainsworth led 29-22 at halftime earlier than operating away with the sport within the second half, outscoring the Chargers, 24-15, within the third quarter. Nolan Fisher and Ryan Murphy scored 13 factors every for Dow, with Mehki Ellison lead Carman-Ainsworth with 28 factors.


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