On February 22, Detour came down to play their makeup game at Inland lakes.
In the first quarter, the Bulldogs started with a 3-2 zone trap. The girls struggled to connect passes and with rebounding at both ends. The girls only scored two points in the opening 8 minutes, leaving the score 2-8.
Inland Lakes changed it up in the second quarter. They ran several new offensive plays to break up the Raiders 2-3 zone. The girls slowly started to get back in the game. The girls shots started falling and their defense began disrupting Detour. The score at the end of the first half was 12-16.
In the beginning of the third quarter, the girls played smart with the ball by slowing it down and started to find the holes in Detour’s defense. The girl’s rebounding improved. They were getting fouled and were making their free throws. The varsity held the lead at the end of the third quarter, leaving the score 29-27.
The Lady Bulldogs started the fourth quarter out strong. The girls went through their offensive plays smoothly, and chose their shots wisely. Inland Lakes was getting into the Raiders’ heads with their defensive pressure, leaving Detour looking shaken up. With the Detour coach stressing, they called a couple of time outs in the last quarter.
With several key layups in the post by Cloe Mallory, and a couple of made free throws down the stretch, Inland Lakes won 40-33.
Mallory led with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Lexi Brendly added 10 points.
The girls varsity record now stands at 9-9. They host Boyne Falls Tuesday night at 6 p. m.