Black Bears rally to win against Cougars
GARDEN CORNERS — On a night when they didn’t score in the third quarter, the Big Bay de Noc girls responded when they had to most with an 18-point fourth quarter to upend Superior Central 39-33 in a home non-conference basketball game Thursday.
“We kind of picked up the defensive intensity (in the fourth quarter),” Black Bears’ coach Bob Pederson said. “We had one fastbreak layup, and then Alix (Bleau) had a steal for a quick layup that ignited the girls a litte bit.”
Bleau led the Black Bears (3-1) with 12 points, while Piper Jones added nine points and seven rebounds. Camryn Pederson also had nine points.
Big Bay had 39 rebounds, including eight by Gracelynn Durrance.
“Meagan (Yonker) got into foul trouble right away, and she’s typically our leader,” coach Pederson said. “Other girls stepped up. Piper stepped up and hit some clutch shots. It was good to see the younger girls step up when Meagan was in foul trouble.”
Emma Rutter led the Cougars (0-7) with 12 points, while Elizabeth Molag added nine.
Superior Central hosts Rapid River tonight, while Big Bay visits Engadine Tuesday.
Superior Central 11 9 4 9 — 33
Big Bay de Noc 9 12 0 18 — 39
Superior Central — Rutter 12, Molag 9, Johnson 5, Tyner 5, Charlebois 2. F: 17; Fouled out: None. FT: 11-14.
Big Bay — Bleau 12, Jones 9, Yonker 6, Pederson 9, Durrance 3. F: 16; Fouled out: None. FT: 10-24; 3-point field goal: Bleau.