Shaking off the holiday break rust, White Pigeon’s girls basketball team fought through an anemic second quarter to pull away with a 39-26 home victory over Bridgman.
The Chiefs (4-1) lost a three-point lead after being outscored 8-2 in the second period. Down 16-13 at the break and still trailing by three heading into the fourth quarter, White Pigeon ignited for an 18-2 run over the final eight minutes.
Haley Miller led the Chiefs with 15 points, two blocks and eight rebounds. Bethany Hagner and Rachel Brock each scored seven points, with Brock dishing out five assists and grabbing three steals. Danielle Chantrenne and Allie Bailey added three apiece, and Sydney Harmon and Riley Phelps both scored two points.
“Since we haven’t played in almost three weeks, I thought we played well enough for the win,” said White Pigeon coach Tony Baechler, whose team was 11-for-38 from the field and 4-for-15 from 3-point land. We struggled a bit offensively, but we played great team defense. Overall, our team really showed a lot of heart for the win. I am really proud of them.”
Brock banged in two triples, while Chantrenne and Hagner both connected once from behind the arc. The Chiefs finished 7-for-13 from the foul line and were outscored 16-7 at the stripe.
White Pigeon hosts St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic Saturday.