CANTON, MI (December 11, 2018) – Sometimes your shooting takes a night off. When that happens, defense needs to take over. Tonight, at the Butler Gymnasium, the PCA Eagles Girls basketball team got an outstanding defensive performance that suffocated the Pilgrims from Lansing Christian that led to a 26-20 victory.
Sophomore Center, Ariela Boboc, nearly had a triple-double. She garnered 20 rebounds, 9 points and 9 imposing blocked shots. The entire team fed off the effort – every Eagle player denied the lane and forced missed shots.
Lansing Christian came into the game with an 0-3 mark and were struggling to score points. That trend continued as PCA took a 5-2 lead after the first quarter. Freshman Anna Fernandez led the way with three points. Boboc had two points to go with four blocks.
The second quarter saw a bit more scoring, but there were plenty of missed opportunities and turnovers. The Eagles led at the half, 14-11.
PCA ramped up the defense in the third quarter by shutting out LCS and taking a 19-11 lead into the final period.
PCA was contesting every shot, but LCS was still hanging around. The Pilgrims cut the deficit to three, 23-20, before Fernandez made two key free throws with :23 seconds left. PCA ran out the clock and earned the 26-20 win. The victory evened the Eagles’ record to 2-2.
Leading the way offensively were Boboc and Fernandez with nine points each. Ella Godin had four, Isabel Mossel had three and Harlee Collins had one.
PCA travels to Allen Park on Friday to face rival, Inter-City Baptist, as part of “biggie” Friday, where all four basketball teams will play – boy’s and girl’s JV and varsity.
The girl’s varsity game tips at 7pm.