Lakers Girls Hoops Split With Beaver Island
It was a battle of Lake Huron versus Lake Michigan on Mackinac Island over the weekend as the Lakers girls basketball team hosted their rivals the Beaver Island Islanders. The two teams split their two games, with Mackinac Island edging Beaver Island 34-33 Friday night, January 27, before the Islanders bounced back to top the Lakers 41-32 Saturday morning, January 28.
Friday’s opener was a story of two halves. Mackinac Island controlled the game early on as the Lakers outscored the Islanders 7-6 in the first quarter and 14-8 in the second to lead 21-14 at halftime. Beaver Island rallied back to outscore the Mackinac Island in the second half as it bested its opponent 12-7 in the third and held a 7-6 edge in the fourth. The Lakers held on to squeak out a one-point win. Hannah Styburski, Cheyla Shunk, and Ella Cowell each scored 10 points to lead the Lakers, with Hannah also pulling down 13 rebounds to record a double-double.
Saturday’s game saw Beaver Island strike fast in the first half as they outscored Mackinac Island 12-8 in the first quarter and 16-5 in the second, leading 28-13 at halftime. The two teams each scored seven points in the third quarter with the Lakers holding doubling up the Islanders 12-6 in the fourth, although it was not enough to avoid defeat. Hannah Styburski, Shunk, and Cowell again all led the Mackinac Island offense with eight points apiece.
Lakers January 27 Statistics:
Hannah Styburski, 10 points, 13 rebounds, two steals; Cheyla Shunk, 10 points, four rebounds, one assist, six steals; Ella Cowell, 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals; Brooke Dziobak, two points, seven rebounds; Clara Chambers, three rebounds, two steals; Mabel Styburski, three rebounds, one assist.
Lakers January 28 Statistics: Hannah Styburski, eight points, nine rebounds, four steals; Cheyla Shunk, eight points, three rebounds, one assist, five steals; Ella Cowell, eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal; Clara Chambers, four points, eight rebounds, one steal; Brooke Dziobak, two points, six rebounds, two assists, five steals; Mabel Styburski, two points, seven rebounds, one steal.