Lakers girls win two straight to get back to .500

Despite trailing at the half, Danbury dominated the second half and took control in their 49-30 victory over Gibsonburg in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action last week.

With the Golden Bears leading 24-22 at halftime, the Lakers (10-10, 7-5 TAAC) won the third quarter, 13-5, to take the lead for good at 35-29 before blowing the game open with a 14-1 edge in the final period.

Katie Almendinger had 16 points to lead all scorers and Alyssa Almendinger chipped in with 13 while Megan Stephens scored nine points. The Bears got seven points from Brittney Holcomb and five apiece from Danielle Fork and Marisa Alvarado.

Danbury 57, Northwood 44

Behind 24 points from leading scorer Erin Lavelle, Danbury took control in the second half to defeat Northwood, 57-44.

Holding a 21-16 lead at halftime, the Lakers broke the game open by outscoring the Rangers, 14-4, in the third quarter. The fourth quarter was a high-scoring affair with Northwood outscoring Danbury, 24-22. 

In addition to Lavelle’s 24 points, Katie Almendinger and Megan Stephens finished with seven and six points, respectively.

The Rangers got 14 points from Doma Cruz and 13 from Megan Roach. 

The Lakers host Emmanuel Christian on Thursday and enter tournament play in the Division IV Sectional Semifinals on Feb. 19 at 6:15 p.m. at Genoa High School when they face St. Joseph CC. Should they win, they’ll face either Lakota or Cardinal Stritch on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m., also at Genoa High School.

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