Tecumseh girls beat Chelsea for the first time in a decade

Tecumseh’s Albany LaGore was carried from the locker room by teammates Arika Tabor (l-r) and Morgan Skelton after the Indins beat Chelsea for the first time in over 10 years. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.

TECUMSEH — It’s been at least a decade since Tecumseh’s varsity girls basketball team defeated Chelsea but its long run of losses came to an end on Friday, Feb. 19, with the Indians beating the Bulldogs 43-36.
“It has been over 10 years since Tecumseh has beat Chelsea in girls basketball and the Indians got it done tonight,” said Tecumseh head coach Griff Mills.
After taking a 17-13 lead by the end of the first quarter, Tecumseh’s offense sputtered in the second quarter and scored just two points while the Bulldogs added seven points to overtake the Indians and close the first half leading 20-19.
The Indians outscored the Bulldogs 17-14 in the third quarter to regain the lead (36-34) and had a bit of payback in the fourth and final quarter, limiting Chelsea to just one bucket for two points to end the game while adding seven points to its totals for the win.
Freshman Abbie McDowell led the Indians with 18 points and two steals while junior Olivia Mills finished with 13 points and six assists. Tecumseh junior Paige Otto added nine points and five rebounds while senior Morgan Skelton recorded six rebounds and two blocks.
The Indians improved to 11-7 overall and 5-6 in the Southeastern Conference with the win.
In its previous game at home against Lenawee Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 16, Tecumseh won 47-35 with Mills pounding the boards for 26 points and three assists.
Mills scored seven points in the first quarter to help the Indians take a 13-9 lead heading into the second quarter. She scored all six of Tecumseh’s points in the second quarter with a pair of three-pointers and the Indians closed the first half leading 19-17.
The Indians outscored the Cougars 10-7 in the third quarter for a 29-24 lead and 18-11 in the fourth quarter to finish with the win.
McDowell totaled 14 points in the non-conference game while Skelton had six rebounds.
Tecumseh was scheduled to play at home on Tuesday night against Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central and at Adrian on Friday before heading to district action on Monday, Feb. 29. Results from the contests will be reported in next week’s Herald.


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