The Sturgis girls basketball team came out on the losing end of a real grinder on Friday night. While the Trojans were able to limit their SMAC East foe on the offensive end, they were unable to produce enough points to prevail in the 39-24 loss.
“Defensively, we came out and played well, but we struggled offensively tonight,” Sturgis coach Amie Burger said. “We just couldn’t get anyone going. Harper Creek played a good man-to-man pressure defensive game”.
The Trojans mustered just three points in the first half of play. Nikki Nelson managed to break through the offensive slump for a team-high eight points, followed by Marissa Parker and Morgan Pueschel, who both had five points apiece.
Rachel Anderson had four points, but was a force on the boards as she recovered nine rebounds on the night. Kayla Nichols also scored for Sturgis, finishing with two points.
Harper Creek led 20-4 at one point in the contest. The Trojans dropped to 5-12 overall and 3-9 in the SMAC East.