Gladstone cruises past Manistique

Girls basketball

GLADSTONE — All 11 players scored as the Gladstone girls’ basketball team defeated Manistique 55-33 Friday night.

Taelor Zeise led the way with 11 points, followed by Taylor Hunter and Megan Crow with nine points apiece. Kaitlyn Hardwick also had six rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Braves (10-8).

Gladstone led 15-6 after one quarter, 30-12 at halftime and 41-22 after three quarters.

“It’s always tough winning a game like this because Manistique is down a little bit this year,” Gladstone coach Andy Cretens said. “It’s still a scary game to come into because on any given night somebody can beat anybody.

“We really hit that home in the locker room prior to the game and at practice that we have to come in with the mindset it’s like any other game and we have to get off to a good start. We did get off to a nice start and the girls did a nice job of getting the tempo going early so we could get everybody in there.”

Emilee McDaniel sparked the Emeralds (0-18) with 10 points and Madison Kraatz chipped in with nine.

Gladstone, which won the JV game 40-37, travels to Kingsford Tuesday. Manistique also travels to Ishpeming Tuesday.

Manistique 6 6 10 11 — 33

Gladstone 15 15 11 14 — 55

Manistique — Berry 5, Kraatz 9, Baker 4, Schuetter 2, McDaniel 10, Muth 3. FT: 8-11; F: 14; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Berry, Kraatz 2.

Gladstone — Trudeau 2, Balenger 2, Ahlgren 3, Zeise 11, Hardwick 2, Hunter 9, Servent 5, Spaulding 3, Capodilupo 5, Crow 9, Stevenson 4. FT: 13-20; F: 14; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Zeise, Capodilupo.

Munising 65,

Superior Central 30

EBEN — The Superior Central girls couldn’t keep top-ranked Munising off the boards Friday night as they dropped a 65-30 basketball decision to the Mustangs.

Munising led 17-7 after the first quarter and 37-13 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference contest.

“When their shots didn’t go in, they were getting rebounds,” said Cougars’ coach Greg Trowbridge. “We told the girls we had to make sure they didn’t get second and third shots and they won that battle. Their defense is outstanding. They were on their game.”

Kianne Wendt led the Mustangs (17-1) with 19 points. Daryn Johnson added 11 and Michaela Werner had 10. Emma Rondeau scored 12 for the Cougars (2-14).

Superior Central’s Tori Tyner suffered an ankle injury, forcing her out of the contest in the second quarter.

The Cougars host Carney-Nadeau Monday. Munising visits Big Bay de Noc Monday.

Munising 17 20 16 12 — 65

S. Central 7 6 9 8 — 30

Munising — Cotey 2, Wendt 19, K. Ackerman 6, M. Ackerman 7, Johnson 11, Fitzgibbon 8, Werner 10, Witty 2. FT: 16-27; F: 15; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Wendt 2, Johnson.

Superior Central — Rondeau 12, Tyner 6, Silta 2, Gauthier 2, Maki 5, Molag 3. FT: 10-19; F: 21; Fouled out: None.