Big time winning streaks come to end on Hometown Hoops

Midland and Mt. Pleasant played a double overtime game Friday night.

In our Hometown Hoops Game of the Week, the Bendle boys won their first league title since 1974, taking down league rival Montrose 64 to 41.

Meanwhile, the Bendle girls also won the G.A.C. White title, taking down the Rams 58-15.

In a battle of 8-6 boys teams, Lake Fenton came out firing against Goodrich, going on to win 89-79.

Playing against a Davison boys team without leader Jalen Rutherford, Carman-Ainsworth pulled away in the second half to win 61-48, improving to 14-1 this season.

In one of the best boys games of the night, Frankenmuth handed Bridgeport its first loss of the season, 63-53. The Eagles are now 13-1, the Bearcats fall to 15-1.

The Reese boys took care of Cass City in the Greater Thumb 53-39.

Lapeer and Powers girls battled throughout, but the Lightning were too much at the end, winning 49-39.

The Fenton girls took care of Kearsley, improving to 62-49 with a 62-49 victory.

The Heritage girls hadn't lost a home game since January 30th, 2015 when Midland Dow beat them in their building. After going over two years without a loss the streak finally came to an end to none other than Midland Dow once again. The Chargers used two late game three-pointers from Molly Davis and some clutch free throws from Kaylee Wasco to win the game 46-44.

"Well, it's just one of those things that you have got to prepare for," said Wasco after the game. "No one wants to go to the line and choke. You're always ready for it, it's part of the game. You just have to prepare and you're confident in your shot and what you can do."

Head coach Kyle Theisen was happy to get this monkey off of his back, "The last two years, they've beaten us in the district finals. I told them we have to take care of business in districts now. I told them we were the tougher team on the floor tonight. Defense is what did it for us tonight."

In boys basketball the same two schools got together, this time at Midland Dow. It was a tight game throughout but the duo of Caleb Broodo and Zach Chechester were too much for the Hawks to handle. Dow wins the game 70-63.

Staying in Midland, the Chemics welcomed Mt. Pleasant to town in a game that would require two overtimes to determine the winner. The Oilers had a 22-13 halftime lead but Midland came storming out of the gates in the second half. Two overtimes later Mt. Pleasant outlasts Midland 55-48.

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