Wednesday's preps: Lakeview captures MAC championship with 62-53 win over Marysville

Jonathan Szczepaniak
Special to The Detroit News

St. Clair Shores Lakeview (12-1) defeated Marysville (6-2) 62-53 to win the MAC Championship in a Blue v.s. Gold division showdown.

Lakeview was led by their senior trio of shooting guard Tricia Sankiewicz (21 points), center Ari Wlodeck (20 points and 15 rebounds), and Kayla Austin (11 points and 13 assists).

Lakeview head coach Joe Charrette said he was impressed with Austin’s performance.

“Kayla played one of the best high school performances I’ve ever seen," Charrette said. "They didn’t have an answer for Kayla."

Lakeview controlled the game heading into half up 38-32, but Charrette said Marrysville was on their heels.

“They played extremely well," he said. "(Kaitlyn) Cain played extremely well."

Lakeview had held opponents to an average of 28 points per game this season, but Marrysville’s Kaitlyn Cain had 20 points at the half. Cain led all scorers with 25 points.

“We kept it out of her hands as much as possible,” Charrette said.

Charrette said his team controlled the tempo after the half and kept their composure.

“I really liked how we controlled it down the stretch,” Charrette said.

Lakeview wouldn't surrender the lead for the remainder of the game in-route to their victory.

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