CANTON, MI (February 19, 2019) – Last week’s winter break and an added snow day on Monday may have been on the minds of the Lady Eagles, but a 30-7 run in the second and third quarters, allowed Plymouth Christian (10-6) to shake off the first half frost and defeat Livingston Christian, 62-29 on Senior Night.
Livingston Christian (5-10) hung around in the first half. The young and feisty Falcons knotted the game at 10 in the first and came back in the second quarter to draw even at 20.
But the Eagles got a strong performance from Ariela Boboc. She was a force offensively and defensively and led the Eagles with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks.
PCA held a definite size advantage and the guards, Harlee Collins, Anna Fernandez, Isabel Mossel and Sarah Fernandes made it a point to get the ball to Ari for looks in the paint.
After the first quarter, the Purple and Gold led 13-10, on a late triple by senior, Harlee Collins.
The second quarter saw the Eagles start knocking down shots, but the Falcons, led by 8th grader, Hailey Maulbetsch, who had 9 points in the half, would not go away.
Only a 10-point run, capped off by two Anna Fernandez 3-pointers, secured the 30-20 halftime lead for Plymouth Christian.
The second half was all PCA. They continued their hot shooting and outscored Livingston Christian, 20-7, to build their lead to 50-27 after three quarters.
The Eagles kept up the defensive effort in the fourth quarter, limiting the Falcons to two points.
Isabel Mossel, Anna Fernandez and Sarah Fernandes led the way from distance and Ariela Boboc and Ella Godin scored in the paint. Final score – PCA 62 Livingston Christian 29
Pacing the Eagles:
Ariela Boboc – 21 points, 8 rebounds, 6 blocks
Anna Fernandez – 14 points, 3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks
Isabel Mossel – 10 points
Ella Godin – 5 points, 9 rebounds
Sarah Fernandes – 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Harlee Collins – 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals
Emma Heussner – 2 points, 2 assists, 2 steals
Rachel Costello – 2 points, 2 rebounds
Eva Warmbier – 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Livingston Christian was led by 8th grader, Hailey Maulbetsch who finished with 16 points.
PCA hits the road for a Thursday game at Bloomfield Christian. Tip off is set for 6pm.