Whiteford’s basketball teams will continue their quests for Tri-County Conference championships tonight.
THE BOBCAT GIRLS will play at home against Madison. Whiteford is 9-4 overall and 7-1 in the TCC, a game behind Morenci (8-0 in TCC). Madison is 6-7 overall, but 6-3 in the league and have won five of its past six TCC games. The Trojans resurgence has been, at least in part, to the return of Laura Teunion-Smith to the lineup.
In the past five games, Teunion-Smith has averaged 13.8 points a game. Against Morenci Thursday, Teunion-Smith scored 17 points and pulled down 22 rebounds. Morenci had to come back from a 35-33 deficit with 15 seconds remaining to beat the Trojans 37-35.
For the Bobcats, Baylee Baldwin continues to lead the team in scoring, averaging more than 17 points a game. She also has hit a TCC-leading 25 3-pointers on the season:
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Baldwin is also nearing a career milestone. She has made 68 career 3-pointers, two behind the all-time Whiteford career record for 3’s:
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THE WHITEFORD’S BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM is 7-0 in league play and have a two-game lead in the standings over both Sand Creek and Summerfield in starting the second round of league action. The Bobcats made its first appearance in the Class C boys basketball rankings by the Detroit Free Press this week and are 9-2 overall.
Whiteford is doing it with defense. The Bobcats are allowing only 38.7 points per game in TCC contests – nearly 12 points fewer than any other league team:
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Madison picked up its first win of the season last week against Whitmore Lake and is scoring a league-low 40.3 points a game.
Whiteford is aiming at its first TCC title since 2011-12.