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Magic 17U complete fall basketball season with 3-0 run in Mount Pleasant

October 31, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Magic 17-and-under girls basketball team finished its fall season by winning all three of its games at the Morey Courts Tournament held in Mount Pleasant last weekend.

"The ladies played a great fall season, finishing 7-2 against some tough teams from across the state," coach Lisa Coombs-Gerou said. "This is a great team that really enjoys playing together, and sure are (a) joy to coach."

The Magic will pick up its schedule again after the high school season in the spring.

At Mount Pleasant, the Magic shot 51 percent from the field and played strong defense to open with a 65-49 win over Central Shooters-Hamlet of Mount Pleasant to avenge a loss from earlier in the season.

Lydia Kurin of Marquette paced the Magic with 16 points, while Kaylie Engler of Ishpeming had 15 points and Michelle LaFave of Escanaba pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.

Next was a hard-fought 47-46 victory over Central Shooters-Wright with players from St. Ignace and Traverse City.

LaFave, who scored a team-high 16 points, clinched the win by stealing an opposition inbounds pass with 4.6 seconds left. Elizabeth Kurin of Marquette added nine points.

Marquette wrapped up its tourney run with a 49-35 win over the Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central varsity team, racing to a 24-3 lead.

Alexis St. Cyr of Gladstone scored 11 points and Engler 10 for the Magic.

 
 

 

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