FREELAND – The JVB girls got back to playing games last Tuesday when they traveled to Freeland to face the Falcons for the second time this season. Gladwin lost this time around by a score of 47-22. Maddie Cantrell and Delaney Conley led the Flying G’s with 10 points each. “They were a good team and I felt we didn’t do badly against them, even though the score doesn’t reflect that,” said Coach Jane Wetmore. “We did a lot of good things and are improving slowly.”
The girls picked up their first win of the year last Thursday when they beat Bay City Western 16-10. The game was tight and low scoring the whole way. The Flying G’s were held scoreless in the first quarter as Western jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one. Gladwin returned the favor holding Western scoreless in the second to take a 5-4 lead into the halftime break. The Gladwin girls outscored Western 11-6 in the second have to get the win.
Cantrell led the way with 14 of Gladwin’s 16 points. “She had a great game and scrambled for every point, said Wetmore. “Antonia Varges, Khloe Thurlow and Rachael Nyarko did a great job on the boards and played tough on defense,” added Wetmore. “Cantrell and Conley did a good job controlling the ball and running our offense.”
The girls lost to Saginaw Heritage Monday afternoon. The visiting Hawks jumped out to a 16-1 lead in the first quarter and never looked back on their way to a 39-15 win. Maddie Cantrell and Delaney Conley led Gladwin with six points each. Rachael Nyarko made three of her four free throw attempts for Gladwin.
Gladwin returns to action on Wednesday when they travel St. Helen to play Charlton Heston Academy.