Lakeview girls win 13th straight

By Chip Burch • Last Updated 12:44 pm on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Lakeview’s Maddie Shurlow looks to make a pass through hands and defenders of Morley Stanwood during a game this season.

REMUS — Lakeview’s girls basketball team continued their impressive roll Monday night.

The Wildcats picked up their 13th straight win by beating the Chippewa Hills Warriors 52-31 in Remus.

“I thought we played pretty well,” said Lakeview coach Dave King. “I thought we played with good intensity and good effort. We didn’t execute as well as I would like to see on the offensive end but overall we played a good solid floor game.”

Lakeview (13-2) jumped out to a 9-2 lead after one quarter, but it was one King would like to have seen go better.

“It was very slow going for both teams,” he said. “I think there were some nerves and both teams came out flat.”

However the Wildcats scored 20 points to nine for the Warriors in the second quarter to take a 29-11 lead into the locker room at halftime.

“Hannah Guy (of Chippewa Hills) got into foul trouble and we went into a press and that worked out well,” King said. “We turned them (Chippewa Hills) over a few times and scored on the other end.”

From there Lakeview cruised to the win, though King doesn’t like to use the word “cruised.”

“I never say cruise, but we pushed the lead up to 27 and we went to a slowdown game and wrapped it up form there,” he said.

The Wildcats’ defense, which held the Warriors to just 22 percent shooting from the field, really impressed King.

“We had man-to-man 90 percent of the time,” he said. “We just tried to limit their shot opportunities especially with Hannah. They missed some open looks but we tried to contest everything.”

Lakeview got 17 points from Maddie Shurlow and 13 more from Sadie Massie.

Lakeview puts their 13-game win streak on the line Thursday when they go to Reed City to face the Coyotes.

“There’s a lot of evenly matched teams in our conference,” King said. “We just find a way to win. We have great seniors on the team, there’s really good team chemistry and we’re rolling right now.”

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