Bush’s knee injury mars Saugatuck victory over Clippers
The Saugatuck girls’ basketball team won its SAC North contest with Martin on Friday, Jan. 23, by a 46-41 margin. But the victory came with a cost.
“Tonight was a perfect example of how we need everybody to be ready to step up,” said Indian coach Kevin Tringali after an injury to one of his two senior twin towers, Morgan Bush.
The talented Bush sustained a knee injury late in the second quarter and never returned to the court in Saugatuck’s win over the Clippers.
Kiri Tiemeyer, Saugatuck’s other twin tower at 6-foot-2, made sure her team wasn’t going to lose to the Clippers, finishing with 17 points and 17 rebounds.
“I hope Bush’s injury is not serious,” Martin coach Doug MacVean said. “As far as how we played, except for not boxing out a half a dozen times, we played well. It was probably some of the best basketball we’ve played all season.”
The win moved Saugatuck to 5-1 in the division and 8-4 for the season. The close loss dropped Martin to 8-4 overall and 2-3 in the SAC North.
The shorter Clippers battled the Indians nearly on even terms on the backboards, finishing with 40 rebounds compared to 46 for the Indians.
Jazmin Hildebrand and Cassidy Beazley took down 11 and eight respective caroms for the Clippers.
Hildebrand also paced the Clippers in scoring with 15 points. Beazley checked in with nine points, while Karlee Curry added six.
Reaching double figures for Saugatuck besides Tiemeyer were Kailey Gehres with 11 points and Kerensa Hofmeyer with 10 points.
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