ADRIAN, MI (February 28, 2019) – Plymouth Christian saw their winning streak come to an end tonight as the Cougars of Lenawee Christian downed the Eagles, 55-23 in a game played at Adrian College.
LCS looked like the state’s #1 team in Division 4 as they made shots inside and outside, played tough, relentless defense and capitalized on seemingly every PCA mistake.
Lenawee was led by the Salenbien sisters, Dani and Bree – who had 18 and 16 respectively.
Playing at Adrian College was a treat for the players. The arena had some breathing room and all the girls enjoyed the experience, regardless of the lengthy bus ride.
Emma Heussner commented, “It was a cool experience and the music was good. The flag was dropped down over the court for the National Anthem – I thought that was awesome.”
The Cougars jumped out to an 18-6 lead after the first quarter and continued to build on their advantage in the second. LCS led 38-10 at the half.
PCA got points in the first half from Anna Fernandez who had 4 and Emma Heussner, Isabel Mossel and Ariela Boboc who had 2 points each.
Lenawee Christian kept running their efficient offense and built the lead to 46-15 after three quarters.
PCA kept fighting but the defensive effort and the Cougar’s length kept the Eagle offense at bay.
The fourth quarter was relatively close as LCS emptied their bench but in the end, the defending champs were too much for the Eagles, winning 55-23.
Pacing the Eagles –
Anna Fernandez had 7 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal.
Emma Heussner chipped in with 2 points and 3 rebounds.
Eva Warmbier had 3 rebounds and a couple of steals.
Isabel Mossel finished with 4 points, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Harlee Collins had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Sarah Fernandes had 3 points, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Ariela Boboc finished with 2 points, 5 rebounds and 1 block.
Rachel Costello grabbed 2 rebounds.
PCA now looks to the District portion of the MHSAA tournament. In first round play on Monday, the Eagles will face a familiar foe, Novi Christian, who the Purple and Gold beat twice in the regular season. Game time is set for 7pm. PCA is the host school and the team will be looking for plenty of support as they try to repeat as district champions.