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Emeralds fall to Patriots

MANISTIQUE — Leading seniors Tessa Leece and Madi Koski combined for 40 points to lead Westwood to a 66-35 girls basketball victory at Manistique on Friday night.

Leece made two 3-pointers and scored 22 points, while Koski sank four triples and added 18 points.

Leece also grabbed seven rebounds and made six assists, three steals and had a blocked shot, while Koski nabbed six caroms, collected eight assists and had three steals.

Teammate Karlie Patron added 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds to go with two steals and a block.

The Patriots shot just a shade under 50 percent — 48.1 percent — overall, with right around 48 or 49 percent on both 2-pointers and 3s.

Brooke St. John paced the Emeralds with 11 points, while Emilee McDaniel added nine.

Westwood grabbed a 35-23 halftime lead before really opening things up in the second half.

Manistique visits Iron Mountain Monday.

Westwood 13 22 14 17 — 66

Manistique 10 13 5 7 — 35

Westwood — M. Koski 18, T. Leece 22, Patron 12, J. Koski 2, Nelson 2, Miller 7, Johnson 3. FT: 9-11.

Manistique — Twardorkus 2, Zellar 6, Fleck 2, McDaniel 9, Kingren 2, Muth 5, St. John 11. FT: 4-10.

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