The Lansing Catholic girls varsity basketball team kicked off their season on Tuesday, November 29th, by traveling to Perry to take on the Ramblers. The Cougars started out sluggish and found themselves behind 12 – 8 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter wasn’t easier for the Cougars as junior post Becka Poljan found herself in early foul trouble and sat out most of the 2nd quarter as the Ramblers took a 22-16 lead into the half. No one knows what Coach Reid said at halftime behind closed doors but it must have lit a spark as the Cougars came out on fire to start the second half and outscored the Ramblers 17 – 4 in the 3rd to take a 33- 26 lead heading into the final period. In the fourth quarter, behind tenacious defense and Becka Poljan’s 10 points, they cruised to a convincing 56 – 28 win. The Cougars held the Ramblers to 6 points in the second half. Becka Poljan led the Cougars scoring with 16 points with teammates Kayla Sanford, Katie Shannon, Jordan Pence, and Devan Buda chipping in with 7 points apiece.
The Cougars continued their winning ways with a decisive 73 – 22 over the Lansing Eastern Quakers on Friday, December 2nd at Don Johnson Field House. The W brings their early-season record to a perfect 2 – 0. The Cougars started out quickly and never looked back as they led 17 – 4 after the first period and 30 – 8 at the half. The second half saw the torrid pace continue and by the time the smoke cleared, the Cougars got the easy win by a 51-point margin. Sophomore guard Devan Buda led the way for the Cougars scoring a game-high 19 points. Junior guard Maggie Jacobs knocked down 15 points, including two 3-pointers while senior captain Meghan Gillespie and sophomore forward Kayla Sanford scored 10 and 9 points respectively in the win. The Cougars will try to make it 3 – 0 when they play their 3rd consecutive road game Monday, Dec. 5th taking on the Powers Catholic High School Chargers in Flint. Good luck Cougars!