THS girls easily defeat Maples


Tecumseh’s Albany Lagore gets fouled by Adrian’s Kylie Hayes. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.

This year’s varsity girls basketball rivalry game between Tecumseh High School and Adrian was a non-contest with the Indians dominating the Maples from start to finish on Friday, Jan. 22, for a huge 58-19 Southeastern Conference victory.
While junior Olivia Mills led the Indians’ offense with 23 game-high points, Tecumseh head coach Griff Mills was quick to point out during his post-game interview that it was all about the overall team effort.
“We have eight players on our varsity, one’s hurt tonight; they’re all really vital,” said coach Mills. “Every one of them is important. Every one of them performs a roll. Everybody does a really good job of working together and that’s what we want to continue.”
“Honestly, I wasn’t even thinking about how many points I scored,” said Olivia Mills. “I was just playing the game trying to get my team and I going and just have fun.”
The rest of Tecumseh’s players were limited to single digit scoring. Junior Page Otto added eight points for Tecumseh while freshman Abbie McDowell and seniors Morgan Skelton and Arika Tabor each added six points. Tecumseh junior Danielle Nowak is currently on the disabled list.
A 22-6 first quarter lead gave the Indians all the breathing room they would need for the night as the Maples struggled to hit the basket. Adrian scored just 12 points in the first half and got even worse in the second half with just seven points recorded in both the third and fourth quarters.
The Maples have been struggling all season, dropping to 1-9 overall and 1-6 in the SEC with the loss.
Mills took it all in stride, commenting that there are improvements needed for his team. “There’s some things that we did really well tonight but there’s some things we know we have to get better to reach some of the goals we’ve set for this team, ” Mills said.
The Indians improved to 6-4 overall and 2-3 in the Southeastern Conference with the win.
Adrian was led by Keyara Buie and Caroline Lewis with each scoring five points for the Maples. Four other players scored two points each and one added just one point.
Tecumseh junior Megan Freitas added five points while Albany LaGore rounded out the Indians’ scoring with four points.
Tecumseh was scheduled to play at Ypsilanti Lincoln on Tuesday and Monroe on Friday. Results from the contests will be reported in next week’s Herald.


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