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MMC girls win pair of WEC games

Friday, January 13, 2012

Dreckman scores 35 in win over River Valley

The busy Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls handled two tough opponents on back-to-back nights this week, defeating River Valley in Marcus 65-43 Monday night, and winning 57-42 at Akron-Westfield Tuesday night.

Erica Dreckman of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn fires off a shot inside during recent basketball action in Marcus. Dreckman scored 35 points in a recent win over River Valley. Photo by Paul Struck
Erica Dreckman fired in 35 points to lead the Eagles past River Valley, while Kayla Foresman added 14, and Jalyn Doeden eight. Doeden also led her team on the boards with eight rebounds, followed by Dreckman and Foresman with six apiece.

Brittany Hunwardsen and Jacie Jepsen paced the visiting Wolverines with 11 points each. Jepsen grabbed seven rebounds to lead her team in that department. Foresman also registered five assists, and Dreckman had four. Doeden and Foresman each tallied five steals for the pesky MMC defense.

MMC pulled to a 31-23 halftime lead, and then outscored RV 34-20 in the second half to record the win.

The Eagles shot 48 percent from the field, compared to a 35 percent effort by the Wolverines.

"It was one of the best games of the season for us," said MMC coach Tim Dreckman. "The girls did a really good job on defense and Kayla and Jalyn played real hard under the basket, and Carly Lehnhoff and Anna Wilcox did a nice job on the weak side by rebounding or taking away anything River Valley tried to do. Erica had a great game on the offensive end as they tried to deny her the ball and all our other girls did a good job of getting her the ball on back-door cuts and screens.

"The girls off the bench did a great job. as Sarah Bird, Bailee Nelson, and Alissa McDermott gave me a lot of good minutes."

Dreckman scored 18 points, Foresman 14, and Doeden 10 in the big win over A-W Tuesday night. Nelson added eight points off the bench. Foresman led the winners on the boards with six, while Doeden snagged five, Wilcox five, and Bird four. Dreckman and Foresman had four assists each, and Dreckman and Doeden logged four steals apiece.

Monica Harvey and Bethany Eastman led the Westerners with nine points each. Eastman also raked in 15 rebounds for the hosts.

MMC shot 45 percent from the field, and A-W was 32 percent.

"This was a great game from my bench as Bailee and Sarah came in and did a lot of nice things on the floor," explained coach Dreckman. "Erica, Kayla, and Jalyn are playing really consistent basketball, and Carly and Anna do so many good things for us on the floor and don't get enough credit. They're a great asset to this team."

The 9-3 Eagles are now 4-0 in the War Eagle Conference and play at WEC foe Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn tonight.

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