Ubly women’s basketball won Maikrzek’s debut as a coach


The Ubly girls’ basketball team took to the field for opening night against Laker and came away victorious.

The Lady Bearcats finished the first quarter with a 12-5 lead, but a 5-2 run in the second quarter saw new coach Matt Maikrzek request his first time out. Ubly recovered, winning the quarter, 6-5, and ultimately winning the game by a final score of 38-31.

“We did very well and kept fighting no matter what,” said coach Matt Maikrzek. “We rebounded really well, especially in the first quarter. We had a lot of open shots that didn’t fall, but we got each other open looks. I’m happy with our defense, they were flying and receiving a lot of steals. good to see that. “


Maikrzek said on his early days as a coach that there were times when he wanted to step into the action and play himself.

“It’s very different playing the game,” he said. “There were times when I wanted to play myself. I had to lead the girls the right way. I have to keep improving, do a better job coaching the girls and do what we have to do to win. Games.”

In the lead for the Lady Bearcats, Madeline Langenburg with 11 points, followed by Kylie Maurer with nine, Maze Guza with six, Carly Guza and Emma Widger with four, and Taylor Peruski and Hailey Mausolf with two. Taylor Peruski had 11 rebounds, Kylie Maurer had seven and Madeline Langenburg had six. Delaney Peruski had two interceptions.

In the lead for the Lady Lakers, Julia Warneck with 18 points, followed by Sadie Brooks with nine and Alex Scaddan with four.

The Lady Bearcats travel to Cass City to face the Lady Redhawks on Tuesday night, December 7.

The Lady Lakers will host Brown City on Tuesday night, December 7, in their home opener.

In other Upper Thumb Girls basketball actions:

Bad ax 45, Marlette 22

Leading the Lady Hatchets was Katherine Himmel with 10 points, Kate Clancy with eight and Callie Engler with seven.

“We looked decent, but there are things to improve,” said coach Kurt Dennis. “We had a little fouling problem in the first half. Fouls are part of the game, but too many fouls are not good. However, we have incredible depth. I had girls coming off the bench , and they kept and widened the advances. It’s a huge advantage to run deep and play well. “

Dennis complimented his defense in the winning effort.

“Our defense limited Marlette to three baskets in the game, the rest were free throws,” he said. “But there is always something to improve. We missed a lot of buckets close two or three feet, we have to put them. Improvements need to be made to secure the rebounds. However our defense was strong, we used different combinations and We had a score of 10 kids, and that’s good. It was a nice and balanced night, offensively. We’ll need more as the competition only gets tougher throughout the season. “

Cass City v Sandusky, postponed.

Vassar vs. Harbor Beach, postponed.

Both games were postponed after all schools in Tuscola County were closed at least until Monday, December 6, out of caution due to the Oxford school shooting.

“The Oxford incident is now affecting our ability to teach locally and to provide a safe learning environment for your child,” reads the report from Caro’s prosecutor’s office.

If and when a make-up date is announced, the Tribune will be notified and will report it accordingly.


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