Cougars outpace Wolverines

Speed was the key for the Superior Central girls basketball team in the Cougars’s win at Mid Pen on Monday, Jan. 23, as SC won 44-19.

“Our speed was definitely the factor. We were pushing it the whole game and could just wear them down,” SC Head Coach Skip Rutter said.

The game started out exceptionally slow by both teams, with SC taking a 16-10 lead into the half. But the Cougars brought out the press as they came out of the locker room, going on a 13-0 run for the first three minutes of the third.

“The biggest turning point was putting on the press and then not looking back,” Rutter said. “They were having problems getting back, so the press to start the second half definitely helped.”

The Cougars spread out the scoring, with six of seven players scoring four points or more. SC was led by Maggie Begovac with 13 points, while Emily Augustyn added 11 more. Kora Prater had six points on two three-pointers in the second quarter to lead the Wolverines.

SC played North Central (1-10) at home on Thursday night in a game after deadlines for this week’s Munising Beacon. Next week will be full of tough teams as they travel to North Dickinson (2-9) on Monday, Munising (10-3) on Thursday and host Big Bay de Noc (6-4) on Friday.

“Definitely a tough week ahead that no one was really looking forward to,” Rutter said. “Munising is always tough and Big Bay is no pushover either.”