ANN ARBOR, MI (February 4, 2019) – The Plymouth Christian Girls Basketball team went on the road again on Monday and could not overcome a slow start and fell to the Storm, 51-26.
PCA (7-6) couldn’t match the intensity they showed on Friday in their emotional road win at Novi Christian, and they may have been looking ahead to their own Homecoming game this Friday. The Monday contest was setting up to be quite a “trap” game.
Steiner (13-1) jumped out early in the first and never trailed. The Storm limited the Eagles to two made foul shot in the first quarter and led 10-2 after one.
The Eagles shot better in the second stanza but couldn’t cut into the lead. Steiner led 24-15 at the half.
The Storm, led by Izzy Andrews and Anneka Hallstrom, worked the ball inside the paint and found their cutting teammates. They also took advantage in transition – turning defensive rebounds into easy lay-ups. At the break, Andrews had 10 points and Hallstrom had 8.
Pacing the Eagles at the break were Anna Fernandez with 5, Harlee Collins and Ella Godin with 4 a piece.
The shooting woes continued for PCA and Steiner maintained their solid offensive execution. The Storm led the Eagles, 32-17 after three quarters.
The fourth quarter was all Steiner. Their inside game continued to create problems for the Eagle defense. And when PCA was slow to get back on defense, Andrews and Hallstrom made them pay.
In the end, Steiner took the win, 51-26.
For Rudolf Steiner, Izzy Andrews finished with 23 points and Anneka Hallstrom chipped in with 16.
PCA was led by Anna Fernandez with 9, Isabel Mossel with 6, Ella Godin and Harlee Collins each had 4 and Ariela Boboc had 3.
PCA will look to bounce back on Friday, when the Eagles return home to host Parkway Christian. This will be a TRUE homecoming for Plymouth Christian. PCA hasn’t played at home since January 15. The Homecoming game is scheduled to tip at 6:30.