Bucks add two JPC win as Meadows scores 47
Roscommon’s girls basketball squad improved to 2-2 in Jack Pine Conference play with wins over Meridian and Harrison last week.
The Bucks (3-3 overall) topped the Mustangs, 53-49, and swatted the Hornets, 69-47, with Olivia Meadows scoring over 20 points in both games.
RHS 53, Meridian 49
After a strong start, Roscommon held on down the stretch to top the Mustangs by four points, 53-49.
“Olivia Meadows’ scoring and Laura Walker’s hustle got us out to a good start,” Coach Phil Weiler said. “After two tough games [losses to Houghton Lake and Ogemaw Heights] we needed this, and the team responded well.”
Meadows scored 26 points to lead Roscommon, who hit 24-of-38 (63%) free throws with Meadows sinking 13- of-16 (81%).
Ashley Seames added nine points followed by six from Walker, five from Nicole Barnes, four from Kayla Hausler and three from Nicole McGeorge.
“Seames and Barnes played great games controlling the boards and made big free throws in the second half,” Weiler said. “The team did a nice job making adjustments and I was proud of their effort.”
Roscommon 69, Harrison 47 Meadows scored 21 points as the Bucks overpowered Harrison to post a 69-47 win at Harrison Dec. 18.
In their final game before the Christmas break, the Bucks “played hard and worked on some things we can use in the second part of the season,” Weiler said.
Weiler said the Bucks got “good allaround games” from Walker and Mc- George and Seames and Barnes “continue to improve their post games keeping us solid inside.”
The Bucks’ Kayla Hausler “had her best game defensively and continues to improve with the shot,” Weiler said. noting the Bucks got “big minutes” from Kalyn Gillett and Paige Geers. He said sophomore Liz Gendernalik is “really fitting in well and will play a key role for us” and exchange student Janika Blecke has “improved since day one and look for contributions from her.”
In addition to Meadows’ 21, the Bucks got 14 from Seames, 10 from Mc- George, nine from Walker, eight from Barnes, five from Hausler and two from Gillett.
“The girls had three games this week; we got two out of three and finished strong,” Weiler said. “We will work on some things over break and will be ready for the season to resume. I’m proud of the team and would like to thank everyone for the fan support.”
The Bucks resume play Jan. 5 at Standish-Sterling.