Sturgis held on Wednesday for a 42-37 win against Bronson in a makeup girls basketball contest.
A gang of Trojans was clutch in the fourth quarter, including Marissa Parker’s six points at the free throw line to wrap up the nonconference victory. With Sturgis leading by a point entering the final eight minutes, Rachel Anderson came away with a bucket, Courtney Lovelace knocked down a pair of foul shots, Morgan Pueschel added a free throw and Nikki Nelson added two baskets.
Nelson finished the game with 14 points and nine rebounds. Anderson recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds and eight blocks. Parker added nine total points and three steals, Lovelace ended the contest with four points and Goretti Cardiel-Alfaro registered two.
The Trojans shot 41.2 percent (14-for-34) from the field and 11-for-15 (73.3 percent) at the stripe.
Bronson struggled from the floor and converted at only a 29.3-percent clip, and the problems extended to the free throw line with a 11-for-22 effort.
“It was a hard-fought game by both teams,” Sturgis coach Amie Burger said. “Offensively, we looked to use our height with Anderson and Nelson. They both ended with double figures for us tonight. Parker hit some huge free throws down the stretch to help secure the win. We did a great job putting pressure on the ball defensively and Anderson held Sobeski to 11 points, which was a lot better then when we played them the first time. It is nice to get one back in the win column. The girls have continued to work hard and deserved this win.”