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      Saginaw Valley Lutheran hands Reese its first loss to advance to district finals

      Chargers' Samantha Shafer scores two of her game-leading 22 Wednesday.

      The girls from Reese hoped to continue their perfect season Wednesday in the district semifinals.

      They met a tough Saginaw Valley Lutheran team at Genesee High School; 39 wins between these two squads this season.

      Great atmosphere in the gym. Both schools student sections were pumped.

      The teams stayed close until the second quarter when the Chargers built a 22-16 lead. The different was seven at the break and only one after three quarters.

      The Chargers hang on to edge out the Rockets 54-51 to advance. It's Reese's first loss of the season and ends the year with a 21-1 record.

      Valley Lutheran's Samantha Shafer led all scorers with 21 points, they meet New Lothrop on Friday in the district finals.