Brenner's Big Night Leads Mustangs to Win

Girls Basketball Game Summary

game on 2/18/13

Score by quarter    1st   2nd   3rd   4th   Final
@Northville             12   16     11    8      47
Waterford Mott       13     5     13    7      38

Scorers: Sr. Kendra Brenner 26pts (Career high on 10-17 FG), Jr. Heather
Randall 8pts., Jr. Gabby Mencotti 6pts., Sr. Diane Myers 4pts., Jr. Megan
Buckingham 2 pts., Jr. Anna Giacomini 1pt.

After getting knocked out of the KLAA playoffs in the conference semi-finals by state ranked John Glenn, Northville hosted Waterford Mott who also was knocked out of the playoffs by Kettering.  Mott finished tied for 2nd place in the KLAA North Division and came in with a 12-6 record.  They have one of the top players in the league in Jr. Lauren Hung who averages close to 20 points a game.  Northville held a slim 12-10 lead late in the 1st quarter until Hung hit a three pointer to put the Corsairs up 13-12.  The Mustangs would clamp down in the 2nd quarter holding Mott to just one made basket while Northville hit four shots along with going a perfect 8-8 from the foul line to take a ten point halftime lead.  Northville's Kendra Brenner was the key for the Mustang offense as she scored a career high 26 points while shooting 59% from the floor.  The Mustangs shot 44% FG for the game while keeping Mott to just 29%.  Mott wasn't done just yet as they came out in the 3rd quarter and chipped away at the Northville lead cutting it to just five with a few minutes left.  The Mustangs would be patient though and milked the clock in the fourth quarter forcing Mott to chase.

Kendra is certainly capable of having a performance like that every night. 
She's a very good shooter and has been pretty consistent all season long. 
Defensively we keyed on Hung but their post player got some easy touches and
helped keep them in the game.  It's hard to try to stop two players like that. 
A bunch of our players got into a little bit of foul trouble and we didn't play
as aggressive as we would have liked.  We were a little more active late in the
fourth quarter after they had closed the gap some.  Our players did a nice
job of managing the game. 

Northville 14-5 overall, 7-3 division wraps up the regular season at home
Thursday vs. Walled Lake Western.

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