HS Basketball: Free Throws Help Marshall Girls Go To Finals
The Marshall Lady Redhawks were looking to top an upstart Bay City John Glenn squad to advance to their first state title game since 1981. The Michigan High School Athletic Association's Class B State Semifinal would need all 32 minutes, with Marshall holding off Bobcats of John Glenn 43-42 thanks to some clutch free throws.
With 1.6 seconds remaining, Marshall junior Nikki Tucker was fouled attempting to rebound junior Jill Konkle's lay-up attempt. Tucker would make both tries to put the Redhawks ahead for good. Tucker would score 14 points and grab seven boards in the win. Junior Taryn Long added 10 with Konkle chipping in seven.
All five of Bay City John Glenn's starters played the whole game, with Miss Basketball finalist Cassidy Boensch leading the Bobcats with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Jenal LaPorte led all scorers with 16, as the second-ranked Bobcats end their season at 25-2.
The seventh-ranked Redhawks are now 25-1 and will take on the third-ranked Sailors of Grand Rapids South Christian Saturday night at 6pm at the Breslin Center. South Christian topped the number one-ranked defending champion Detroit Country Day Yellow Jackets 57-46.
Class B State Semifinal
Marshall 43, Bay City John Glenn 42
Marshall vs. Grand Rapids South Christian - Saturday 6pm
Hear the Class B State Final on WBCK Saturday at 6pm!