Girls’ basketball takes first round at Districts

Matt Trusewicz and Deven Blight, Reporters    On Monday, the Girl’s varsity basketball team played the Carlson Marauders in the first round of districts. The girls won a tough battle against Carlson, 54-42, extending their time in districts.    In the fourth period, both the teams kept taking the lead from one another, making it a tough competition being played out. In the final period, the Bears offense put up 14 points with sophomore Kaitlyn Patterson making nine of them while making one three pointer, two free throws, and two layups.     “In the first half we definitely came out with a fast pace and I feel that’s a big reason we won on Monday,”  Patterson said. “But after our coach pumped us up during halftime we definitely came together and I’m proud with how it turned out.”      Patterson scored 21 points in this game scoring the bulk of the points for the Bears along with Madison Hamilton’s 19 and Katie Thorington’s 13.     At the end of the second period, senior captain Katie Thorington became Wyandotte’s all-time leading scorer by getting her 1000th career point off of a free throw shot.     “It was probably the best feeling there is,” Thorington said. “Just knowing I accomplished something this big and being the leading scorer…there’s just nothing better.”      Thorington also felt that not only her, but the team as a whole played the best game they could have Monday night.       “I feel that the team really came together and really worked together against a really tough team like Carlson,” Thorington said. “I’m really proud of how the team played and I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls to go into Districts with.”       Head coach Ron Adkins is happy with how the girls played against one of the toughest teams in the Downriver League.       “[Carlson] was really tough, they have shooters and a defense that was really hard to penetrate but the girls got it done,” Adkins said. “Going into the next round again like last year is one that I look forward to, and I’m proud of these girls no matter what.”       The girls will head into the next round on Wednesday facing a tough competition from  Southgate.

Emma is a senior and is the Editor-in-Chief. She has been part of the Wy-News for three years. Inside school she is the Head Drum Major of the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs, Vice President of National Honors Society, an officer of Tri-M, and a member of Student Council, Link Crew, jazz band, and science club. Outside of school she is first chair cellist at Dearborn Youth Symphony and a member of Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also likes to kickbox, babysit, and hang out with friends. “I joined newspaper my sophomore year because I love to get involved with everything the school has to offer. However, has been so much more than just a class. I would truly be a different person if it weren’t for the Wy-News and the people in it.”

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