Vicksburg defense stifles Three Rivers girls

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg’s defense caused the Three Rivers Lady Cats’ basketball team fits Tuesday night.
The host Lady Bulldogs kept the Lady Cats below double-digits in three of the four quarters in a 50-31 Wolverine Conference South Division win.
“Vicksburg shot the ball against us very well,” said Three Rivers coach Jason Bingaman. “Our game plan was to force players other than Alanna Steele, who had 26 points against us earlier this season, to shoot because they had been struggling but they had some girls step up big.”
Three Rivers, now 2-2 in the Wolverine Conference’s South Division and 4-8 overall, forced Vicksburg into 20 turnovers, but couldn’t turn them into points while struggling offensively.
Vicksburg is now 3-2 in the division and 4-8 overall.
In other league contests Tuesday, Edwardsburg beat Sturgis 44-34, Paw Paw edged Dowagiac 42-33, Plainwell turned back South Haven 46-26 and Otsego defeated Allegan 53-39.
Three Rivers finished the game shooting 11-of-46 from the floor (24 percent), including just 2-of-16 on three-point attempts, and 7-of-12 at the foul line (58 percent).
Vicksburg outrebounded Three Rivers 22-21.
Vicksburg held Three Rivers freshman Hadley Miller scoreless in the contest.
Miller had four assists, two rebounds and four steals. Arionne Fowlkes scored 10 points for the Lady Cats to go with one assist, four rebounds and three steals. Morgan Schnenider had one assist, three rebounds and a pair of steals. Rhyeli Krause finished with nine points, one rebound and one steal. Libby Judsen had three points. Izzy Taylor provided four points and three steals. Diamond Carter added five points, three boards and two steals.
Three Rivers committed 13 turnovers.
Three Rivers visits Edwardsburg on Friday.
Scott Hassinger can be reached at 279-7488 ext. 25 or sports@threeriversnews.com.

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