GIRLS JV TEAM REMAINS PERFECT ON THE SEASON
The Lansing Catholic girls JV basketball team moved to 12-0 on the season with a 47-43 victory over CAAC rival Williamston last Friday evening. The win keeps the Cougars alone at the top of the conference standings with a 5-0 mark. Sophomore Hannah Hauser paced Lansing Catholic with 16 points and six steals. She was followed by Freshman Megan Fischette with 10 points and some crucial free throws down the stretch to seal the victory for the young Cougars.
Lansing Catholic led after one period of play 16-12, and extended that margin to 20-12 before the Hornets came storming back to take a halftime lead of 24-23. Williamston kept the pressure on when a basket at the 4:55 mark of the third period extended its lead to 30-23 over the Cougars. But an 8-0 run by Lansing Catholic allowed them to regain the lead heading into the final period of play. The last quarter saw both teams battling back and forth in one of the better JV games of the season. In the end though, it was Fichette’s five makes in six tries from the line that sealed the big win for Lansing Catholic.
The loss dropped Williamston to 10-3 on the year, their second loss to Lansing Catholic in as many tries.
Two nights earlier, the Cougars hosted the 12-1 Byron Eagles. Lansing Catholic started strong and never really let up, taking a 28-5 lead into the break. Hauser tallied 8 points in the first half on two three pointers. Sophomore Mary Cate Heberlein also hit two from behind the arc in the first half for the Cougars. The two teams played relatively even in the second half, as Lansing Catholic coasted to a 52-30 out of conference win. The Cougars were paced in scoring by Hauser with 10. Freshman Maddie O’Farrell added nine, as did sophomore Nia Brittain.
The Cougars return to action this week with a Tuesday game at Lansing Everett and a Friday game on the road at Eaton Rapids.