BEAVERTON – Beaverton looks like a team that can’t wait for the playoffs to start. The Beavers were dominant in all phases of the game taking a 61-20 win over the Flying G’s last Friday. “Tonight was a good night. It’s the way all coaches want senior night to look like,” said Coach Jason Hubble. “Our energy was great and our defense once again was really tough. I couldn’t be happier with our girl’s effort.”
The Beavers jumped out to a 15-2 lead in the first quarter and were even better in the second quarter when the outscored the Flying G’s 20-3 to take a big halftime lead. ‘We were overwhelmed from the beginning,” said Gladwin Coach Jerome Smalley. “We had too many turnovers and the Beavers made us pay by scoring a lot of layups.”
Coach Hubble was happy with the defense, but from my point of view the improvement in the offense led to the big win. For much of the night his girls ran their offensive sets to perfection. This resulted in many easy buckets on the inside or wide-open three point shots from the outide. They took what the Gladwin defense gave them and more often than not came away with points.
Molly Gerow led the Beavers with 16 points. Alexis Grove shot 50 percent from beyond the three-point line on her way to 11 points. Leiyah Mungin was also in double figures with 10 points. She was also the leading rebounder for Beaverton with six. Mady Pahl dished out seven assists and scored seven points. Anna Killian and Sawyer Gerow had five each. Delaney Cote’ led the Flying G’s with six points.
Beaverton finished the regular season 13-1 while Gladwin was 6-8. The playoffs start this week for both teams. Gladwin played Ogemaw Heights on Monday night. The Beavers received a first round bye and will play Pinconning tonight in Harrison. Beaverton defeated Pinconning twice during the regular season.