Lady Skippers Out Boarded by Ocelots

The Lady Skippers of SC4 got out rebounded by the Schoolcraft Lady Ocelots and lost the game 65-43 on their home court Wednesday night January 27.
Both teams came out flying scoring with ease on one another and the half ended 32-22 with the Ocelots in the lead.
“In the first half we came out and executed the way we wanted to. Coming into the game we knew that Schoolcraft’s strength is their post. We knew coming into the game we had to figure out a way to take away their post presence,” Assistant Robert Banks said filling in for Head Coach Carrie Lohr.
The Skippers did just that in the first half, but the second half was a different story. Despite a team high 13 point effort by sophomore point guard Chanahl Putnam from Almont, it just wasn’t enough to hold the number one ranked team in the country down.
The second half consisted of one shot on each of their offensive trips by the Skippers and on the other end they couldn’t contain the Ocelot’s Kimberly Bee.
The freshman forward from Detroit scored a game high 23 points as she got her second wind and caught fire in the second half.
“St Clair did not have a good shooting night. If they would have hit those outside shots it would have been a different story,” Head Coach Karen Lafata of the Ocelots said.
“We rebounded, we ran our offense,” Lafata said. “They didn’t have their coach, which had to make a difference to those kids,” Lafata said. “I know more than anything she wanted to be here, and I wanted her here.”
With the loss the Lady Skippers remain in second place but fall to 9-2 in the division and 16-5 overall.
The Lady Skippers defeated Henry Ford Community College 90-76 Saturday, January 30. The Lady Skippers’ next home game is Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m. versus Kirtland Community College in the SC4 gym.

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