In recent years, wins against Dexter have been rare for the Saline varsity girls basketball team. But Tuesday night, Saline walked away with a convincing 72-44 victory.
Ella Stemmer scored 22 points and had six assists and three rebounds for the Hornets. Nicole Sweetland scored 19 points and had three assists.
Saline coach Leigh Ann Roehm said credited team play and poise for Saline’s success.
“Our ball movement and unselfish play was key. We handled Dexter’s pressure and toughness with a calmness. We found the open person and the girls stepped up and hit open looks,” Roehm said.
Liz Sekerak (9 points, four rebounds, three steals) and Kelsey Alexander (6 points, four rebounds, 3 steals and three assists) also played a good all-around game.
Freshman Sophie Gasparovic scored five points and grabbed two rebounds. Steffi Bentley and Amera Boyd each had four points, with Bentley grabbing a team-high six rebounds and Boyd coming away with two steals. Maddy Welch opened the scoring with a three-pointer and she had five rebounds and three assists.
Saline kept the foot on the gas throughout the game, scoring 20 points in the first quarter, 18 in the second quarter, 21 in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth.