While Grosse Pointe North girls basketball coach Gary Bennett admitted that Thursday’s 53-41 win over visiting St. Clair Shores Lakeview wasn’t his team’s best game, there was something positive that came from it.
“We were able to get some kids in who don’t normally get too much playing time,” he said.
Regan Sliwinski and Cariele Humphries, both freshmen, are the players Bennett referred to. While they finished with only two points each, there was certainly a takeaway for them.
“It was nice to see them have some success and do something that made them happy and their parents happy,” Bennett said. “We were happy for them and the rest of the team was happy for them.”
Three girls scored in double digits for North (15-5). Erin Armbruster had 16 points, Julia Ayrault 13 and Katie Snow 10.
North led 13-11 after one quarter, and 35-19 at the half.
“We built up a lead in the second quarter and just kind of maintained it in the second half,” Bennett said.
Katie Boyle and Lashana Young scored eight apiece for Lakeview (12-8).
North plays East Detroit on Monday in the first round of the Class A district playoffs. North and Lakeview could possibly play each other again in the district finals.
“It just so happened that we scheduled this game,” Bennett said.
More girls basketball
Birmingham Roeper 50, Taylor Baptist Park Academy 43: Hayley Samples had 14 points, Alexis Johnson 12 and Akwia Tilton 10 for Roeper (13-7). Kallie McElroy scored 24 for Baptist Park (10-8).
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 41, Riverview Gabriel Richard 26: Lexi Dietz had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Cranbrook (6-12).
Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 35, Fraser 29: Ivy Velazquez had 11 points and Victoria Dickow seven for Chippewa Valley (6-14). Kayla Shock scored eight for Fraser (4-16).
Detroit King 66, Birmingham Marian 47: Micaela Kelly had 22 points and Del’Janae Williams 14 for King (17-1). Liz Grobbel scored 13 for Marian (13-7).
Detroit Renaissance 56, Farmington Hills Mercy 47: Siyeh Frazier had 24 points and Brittany Hill 11 for Renaissance (15-4). Chloe Godbold scored 15 and Jackie Bauer 10 for Mercy (14-6).
Southfield Bradford Academy 62, Detroit Central Collegiate Academy 46: Tyrone Robinson scored 27 and LaVelle Williams 10 for Bradford Academy (13-5). Central Collegiate is 9-9.
Al Willman is a freelance writer; News staff contributed