FLINT – Cinderella kept her hopes of going to the Regional Ball alive Wednesday night.
Powers Catholic’s girls basketball team, which looked as if it might not even take the court in the districts after going into COVID-19 quarantine a week ago, is one victory away from winning a district championship
The Chargers beat Goodrich 46-43 Wednesday in the Division 2 semifinals at Powers to earn a spot in Friday’s championship game against North Branch (11-6).
Powers (4-11) has matched its regular-season victory total in two tournament games.
The Chargers kept their season alive Monday by promoting nine players from the freshman and junior varsity teams as well as bringing Maddy Gebhardt out of “retirement” to play against Mt. Morris after the varsity team was quarantined.
Gebhardt, who played basketball as a freshman and sophomore before giving up the sport to concentrate on volleyball, scored a game-high 30 points in a 51-44 victory over Mt. Morris.
She was in the lineup again vs. Goodrich, scoring nine points to go with 18 from Alexcis Parker and nine from Emily Bissett.
Davison 52, Lapeer 21
Morgann King scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds for Davison, which got nine points and five steals from Madison Clark. Lily Kish added eight points for the Cardinals, who are 10-6 and will play Grand Blanc for the district title. Lapeer finished 2-16.
Grand Blanc 55, Oxford 30
Chelsea Bishop had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Grand Blanc, which will face Davison for the district championship. Mya Williams and Micah Johnson added eight points apiece for the Bobcats and Taylor Thompson grabbed seven rebounds.
Corunna 53, Ovid-Elsie 33
Ellie Toney scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Corunna into Friday’s district championship game against Lake Fenton (12-1). Sydnie Gillett chipped in 19 points for the Cavaliers (12-3). Ovid-Elsie was led by Caitlyn Walter with 10 points.
North Branch 60, Brandon 56 (OT)
Nathasha Bickel led North Branch with 14 points, Alana Deshetsky added 11, Breanna June had 10 and the Broncos got nine apiece from Erin Wadley and Bailey Gormley. Jada Brady’s 3-pointer with 14 seconds left for Brandon tied it at 53-53 and forced overtime.
Lake Fenton 77, Owosso 43
Reyn Tuttle led Owosso with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Peyton Spicer added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Trojans while Sawyer Ball-Duley supplied 11points.
Byron 63, Bath 25
Sarah Marvin had 20 points, 12 rebounds and six assists as unbeaten Byron (16-0) advanced to the Division 3 final vs. host Laingsburg (8-3). Makayla Clement added 13 points and five rebounds for the Eagles, Becky Marvin scored 12 points and Allison Hooley had seven rebounds.
New Lothrop 53, Bentley 24
Brooke Wenzlick scored 19 points for New Lothrop, which raised its record to 11-3 and advanced to Friday’s championship game vs. Beecher (5-4). Alexis Miller grabbed six rebounds for the Hornets.
Genesee Christian 59, Genesee 30
Ava Boike scored a school-record 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Genesee Christian won the district title at International Academy of Flint. Grace Ballmer added 12 points and six assists while Chole Belle Carpenter had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Madison Knag had 14 points and Ryleigh Zinn scored 13 for Genesee.