By Jenna Griffith’s account, is her Mendon girls basketball team in ideal postseason form yet? Maybe not. But they made yet another step to get there on Friday night when the Hornets gutted out a 36-25 victory over White Pigeon.
“We’ve got to keep improving, though, if we want to go far in the postseason,” said Griffith, the team’s senior point guard. “So, we’re putting this game behind us and preparing for the next.”
Mendon, the front runner of the SJV, has been operating without Brooke Howard, who is sidelined with an ankle injury. While she sat, her teammates took over.
Griffith caught fire from long range, where she shot 4-for-6 from behind the long line, leading to her game-high 20 points. She finished the night 6-for-9 from the field overall.
Alexis Russell was also key for Mendon on the offensive end, finishing with nine points and 12 rebounds. Cierra Furlong added four points, Jackie Friel registered two and Grace Leighton had one.
“Tonight’s game was another good team win,” Griffith said. “We’ve really been sharing the ball well and it makes for some exciting games.”
White Pigeon coach Jeff Baechler said he was impressed with his team’s defense, but now, the Chiefs need to work on producing more offense.
Bethany Hagner led White Pigeon with seven points, Haley Miller had six, Allie Bailey finished with four, Rachel Brock chipped in three, Kathrina Hagner and Skyler DeMeyer each had two, and Sydney Harmon registered one.