2006-02-11 / Sports

Basketball, Volleyball Tournaments Slated for Early March

Mackinac Island Lakers: Volleyball 9-4-4, Hoops 11-1

Top: Mackinac Island's Tyler McLean (22), Jason Pettit (23), and Ben Mosley (5) wait for rebound during the Lakers win over Maplewood Baptist back on Tuesday, December 20. Top: Mackinac Island's Tyler McLean (22), Jason Pettit (23), and Ben Mosley (5) wait for rebound during the Lakers win over Maplewood Baptist back on Tuesday, December 20. Mackinac Island volleyball stands 9-4-4 overall and 4-3 in the Northern Lights League (NLL) and the Lakers basketball squad is 11-1 on the season and 6-0 in the NLL.

The Friday volleyball matches and basketball games count in the league standings and the Saturday contests are non-conference.

The season started with Beaver Island, as the volleyball team lost and the basketball squad posted a win.

The Lakers played Hannahville, with the hoopsters posting wins and the volleyball team losing.

Before the holiday break, the Lakers battled Maplewood Baptist December 20. Coach Sarah Dehring and her Lakers swept the Black Bears 25-20 and 25-21, while Coach Jim Fisher and his squad downed Maplewood Baptist 70-64.

The Lakers volleyball swept the Rockets, while the hoopsters downed Paradise 71-58 and 69-61 during the weekend series Friday, January 6, and Saturday, January 7. The junior varsity hoopsters won 66-14 and 75-28.

Top left: Mackinac Island Lakers cheerleaders (front, from left) Hailey Armstrong, Ivie Leadens, Amelia Roe, (back) Hailey Bean, Zhane Nash, Adrienne Rilenge, and Coach Kelly Bean. Top left: Mackinac Island Lakers cheerleaders (front, from left) Hailey Armstrong, Ivie Leadens, Amelia Roe, (back) Hailey Bean, Zhane Nash, Adrienne Rilenge, and Coach Kelly Bean. Mackinac Island defeated Munising Baptist in six matches during the weekend series Friday, January 20, and Saturday, January 21. The Lakers won 25-19, 25-6, 25-15 and 25-16, 25-15, and 25-12, while the basketball team upended the Bobcats 90-16 Friday and 91-26 Saturday.

The volleyball and basketball teams swept the Polar Bears of Grand Marais with the Lakers volleyball squad winning 25-19, 25-22, and 25-21 Friday and 25-22, 25-20, and 25-22 Saturday, while the cagers posted identical 78-22 scores during victories over Grand Marais Friday and Saturday January 27-28.

The volleyball team defeated the Islanders of Beaver Island in six of seven matches 25-22, 25-10, and 25-19 Friday and 25-18, 25-14, 17-25, and 25-22 Saturday, February 4, while the hoops squad split, winning 49-41 Friday and suffering then first setback 67-58 Saturday.

Mackinac Island will close out the season with weekend series at Grand Marais Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18, and at home with Paradise February 24-25 before preparing for the tournaments.

At left: Lakers (from left) Christina McLean, Emily St. Onge (15), Kristi Kamphuis (3) Melissa Bunker (13), and Arial Leeper (16) during their match with Maplewood Baptist.At left: Lakers (from left) Christina McLean, Emily St. Onge (15), Kristi Kamphuis (3) Melissa Bunker (13), and Arial Leeper (16) during their match with Maplewood Baptist.The Lakers volleyball team will compete in the districts Saturday, March 4, at DeTour, while the cagers will be at Cedarville Monday, March 6, through Saturday, March 11, for districts.

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