Standish, Mich. - The Standish-Sterling Panthers (12-5) allowed just one basket to the Millington Cardinals (9-6) in the second quarter, guiding them to a 21-13 halftime lead they never let go in the second half. The Panthers have sole possession of second place in the TVC-Blue after their 44-37 victory.
Millington has yet to defeat Standish-Sterling since the schools have been in the same division, starting in the 2020-21 season.
Panthers' sophomore Jensyn Machala made five threes, four in the first half, 12 of her 17 points.
For the Cardinals, junior Reese Gohsman led with 13. Foul trouble limited her second-half minutes, fouling out with 37 seconds remaining. Gohsman's transition offense and relentless rebounding kept Millington within striking distance in the final five minutes.
Tonight's full game archive is available here.
Rounding Things Out
Every Cardinal and 10 of the 12 Panthers appeared in the contest. Sophomore Keeley Peace for Standish-Sterling had 12 points, six at the free-throw line.
Millington's Darianna Tinsman and Mariah Ellis each had 10. The senior duo accounted for 54 percent of the Cardinals' points.
Standish Sterling will head south and square off with Saginaw Valley Lutheran on Tuesday, February 13th, with game time at 7 p.m. Millington matches up with Bad Axe on the road on Monday, February 12th, with a tip-off at 6 p.m.