2007-02-10 / Sports

Lakers Action: Volleyball Team Wins, Basketball Squad Falls at Beaver Island

By David Latva

Kristi Kamphuis Kristi Kamphuis Mackinac Island's volleyball team won three of four matches while the Lakers basketball team fell to Beaver Island Wednesday, February 7, in a Northern Lights League (NLL) series that was postponed from Friday, February 2.

The Lakers volleyball team won the first two matches, 26-24 and 25-18, lost the third, 22-25, and stormed back to post a 25-17 decision in the fourth match.

"We put together one of our strongest days of the season," said Lakers coach Mary Patay. "We did a lot of good things and played like a team."

Lakers Stats: Kristi Kamphuis 18 points (missed just one serve), seven aces, 15 kills, six blocks, four digs; Marie Bunker, 16 points, five aces, five kills, two digs, one block; Morgan Brodeur-Bunker, eight points, four serves, 13 sets; Karlena Mosley, seven points, five aces, four kills, three digs; Shelbie Mosley, two points, four digs; Michi Mullings, one point, four kills, one dig; S h a y l e e n Mosley, one point, one kill, one dig; D a n i e l l e Wightman, three kills; Arial Leeper, one kill.

"We had our best day for serves of the season, with Kristi and Morgan taking care of business," added Coach Patay.

Woody Beardsley Woody Beardsley The Laker hoopsters did not fare as well as Mackinac Island fell to the Islanders 60-46.

"Turnovers hurt us especially in the second half," said Lakers coach Jim Fisher.

Mackinac Island led 12-10 after the first eight minutes before the host Islanders held a 16-13 margin in the second quarter for a 26-25-halftime lead.

Beaver Island outscored the Lakers 34-21 in the second half, including a 19-11 tally in the third quarter and 15-10 in the final period.

Lakers Stats: Woody Beardsley, 14 points; Tyler McLean, 11 points; Riley Chaffee, nine points; Michael Gamble, eight points; Robert Chambers, four points.

T h e Lakers will close out the regular season with their final weekend series at Grand Marais Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17.

Coach Fisher and his Lakers are 14-3 overall, stand 8-1 in the NLL, have clinched a shared of the league championship, and could win the title outright with a win at Grand Marais Friday, February 16.

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