www.mybaycity.com December 4, 2008
Sports Article 3317

Essexville Garber Girls Run Past Bangor John Glenn

December 4, 2008
By: John Keuvelaar


The high school girls basketball season was ushered in Tuesday night with the annual Bay County Tip-off Classic. And what better way to get things started than a cross town rivalry of Garber and John Glenn.

From the beginning, Garber showed their quickness as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead thanks to steals leading to easy baskets. John Glenn settled themselves down and began chipping away at Garber's lead. By the end of the first quarter, the Bobcats found themselves on top 10-8.


14 Ashton Morse and 54 Taylor Finn launch themselves for the jump ball to start the game.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

Glenn's 23 Lauren Bluhm weaves her way past Garber's 14 Ashton Morse.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

10 Sarah Kemmer glances quickly for any opening to pass the ball while being guarded by 20 Molly Braun.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

34 Halley Lane tilts in midair as she goes for a two-pointer over 23 Laura Bluhm.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)


The second quarter saw both teams trying to find their shooting touch as the first game excitement was evident in their play. By the end of the first half, Garber appeared to be finding their groove as they held a 21-19 lead.

The Dukes took the game over in the third quarter hitting five of their first seven shots. They continued by pushing the ball up the floor, breaking Glenn's press and finding the open girl. The result was a 17-6 third quarter advantage and a 38-25 lead.

John Glenn regrouped entering the fourth quarter. They came at the Dukes narrowing the margin to 42-35. But Garber's quickness proved to be too much as the Dukes finished with a 8-2 run and a date in the Championship game.


23 Lauren Bluhm gains rebound and tries to regain footing to prepare for another shooting attempt while being pressured by 20 Molly Braun and 34 Halley Lane.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

Garber's 50 Caitlyn Keuvelaar prevents Glenn's 23 Laura Bluhm from getting position near the basket.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)


On the night, Kelsea Zimmerman lead all scorers with 13 points with Molly Braun and Ashton Morse adding 12 and 10 point respectively. Glenn was lead by Laura Bluhm with 11 points with Kelli Johnson adding 7.

Garber plays Pinconning at 7:30, Thursday night at John Glenn for the Championship. Glenn plays All Saints at 6:00 in the Consolation game.


20 Molly Braun looks to drive to the hoop on 23 Lauren Bluhm.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

22 Katie Neering prepares to shoot over Glenn defense 54 Taylor Finn.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)


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