Plymouth outlasted Westland John Glenn, 47-35, in a KLAA south divisional matchup Tuesday night. The victory was in large part to a second half surge in which the Wildcats held the John Glenn to 16 points.
Leading the way for Plymouth (3-7) was junior Alexa Ebeling. She had 14 points, highlighted by four 3-pointers. Seniors Elise Wehmer and Bailey Brown had eight and seven points, respectively.
Head coach Ryan Ballard was complimentary of his team’s efforts in the second half in which they outscored the Rockets 28-16.
“Our second half effort was what we preach on a daily basis. We were relentless in all facets of the game. It was great to see us share the ball and play unselfish. It’s amazing what a team can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit. Onward!” Ballard said.
Ebeling’s three threes in the second half (four total) helped Plymouth be well-rounded on offense all night. She was always making the smart play which helped propel the visiting Wildcats.
“It was nice to see everything starting to come together for our team tonight after our hard work in practice. We fought hard from start to finish with great team effort on defense and unselfishness on offense with the perfect combination of pushing the ball in transition and attacking the basket along with hitting outside shots that led to a solid win for the ‘Cats,” Ebeling said.
Sophomore Chantal LeDoux played well in all phases of the game. A transition coast-to-coast layup spearheaded a Plymouth run in the second quarter.
“This was the best game we’ve played so far this season. Our offense was flowing better, we started hitting shots, we played relentlessly on defense. We put so much work in our practices and it is finally paying off. ‘Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong!'” LeDoux said.
Plymouth plays at Canton (8-2) Friday night at 6:00 at Phase 3.