Mendon’s girls basketball team started St. Joseph Valley League play in style Friday with a 53-12 home win over White Pigeon.
Brooke Howard scored 11 of her 23 points in the second quarter, adding three rebounds, three steals and two assists to her stat line to lead the Hornets, which are 6-0 overall. Jenna Griffith scored 10 points, grabbed three boards, finished with eight steals and tacked on six assists.
Alexis Russell posted four points, six rebounds and two assists, Lauren Samson recorded eight points and four boards, Jackie Friel nabbed four steals and Grace Leighton had eight points and two assists.
“The defense in the 2nd quarter helped us pull away from the Chiefs,” Mendon coach Leasa Griffith said of 23-0 frame. “We are coming together more and more. We realize we are going to have to play ourselves into shape since the weather has not cooperated in the past few weeks. Monday night’s game against Athens will be a good challenge for us.”
The Chiefs fell to 4-3 overall. Haley Miller led the way with five points and six rebounds, Sydney Harmon, Rachel Brock and Allie Bailey (four rebounds) each finished with two and Kathrina Hagner added one. Skyler DeMeyer added three steals and Bethany Hagner chipped in six assists.
Photos by Nicci Plummer