Mendon assured itself of at least a share of the last St. Joseph Valley League girls basketball title Thursday after a 60-9 home win against Centreville.
The game was never in doubt and the Hornets (15-1, 5-0) held Centreville to only four field goals in the game. Jenna Griffith scored 19 points in the game and Grace Leighton netted 11 of her 17 points in the third quarter for Mendon, which improved to 15-1 and 5-0 in the league.
Alexis Russell finished with nine points, three rebounds, four steals and two assists, and Brooke Howard posted eight points, four boards, six steals and five assists.
Lauren Samson added three points and an assist, while Cierra Furlong (three steals) and Rachel Frisbie both scored two. Jackie Friel had three assists, a rebound and a steal. Howard, Leighton and Griffith each snared four rebounds, Howard added six assists and Leighton and Griffith ended the night with five.
“The girls played solid defense and as 20 assists show, they shared the ball very well tonight,” Mendon coach Leasa Griffith said. “We also shot well from the floor with a 51.2-percent shooting night for field goals.”
The Bulldogs dropped to 4-12 overall and 0-5 in the SJV.
Bailee May had four points, Becky Clementz and Jenna Beeker each had two and Madison Hunter finished with one. Faith Morell added four rebounds and two steals, Mattie Kirby recorded an assist and Hunter had an assist.
One-loss Bronson plays White Pigeon Friday before finishing the SJV slate against Mendon next week.