The Saline varsity girls basketball team defeated Skyline, 56-16, to wrap up the SEC Red season with an 8-2 record.
Despite having the best conference record in years, the Hornets had to settle for second, as Huron won with a 9-1 record.
Saline improved to 16-2. The Hornets have a chance to finish with their best record since 2004, when they went 18-3, including a playoff loss, according to long-time Hornet stats tracker Al Bates.
Friday, the Hornets dominated the Eagles - turning in their second 40-point victory over Skyline this season. Saline led 31-13 at halftime and gave up just three points in the second half.
Sophomore Sophie Canen scored a career-high 17 points and also had five rebounds, four steals and two assists. Senior Steffi Bentley scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior Ella Stemmer scored 10 points and had five rebounds and six steals.
Also scoring points were Liz Sekerak (six points, three rebounds and three steals), Amera Boyd (two points and three steals), Reggie Duerst (two points), Ashtyn Mosingo (two points), and Natalie Sweetland (two points and three rebounds). Beth Ann Ford grabbed seven rebounds and Emily Wilczynski had two assists.
Saline finishes the season with two home contests next week. The Hornets host Dearborn Heights Crestwood at 7 p.m., Feb. 25, and host Tecumseh at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 28.
The playoffs begin with the district tournament March 2-6 at Lincoln. The Hornets will play Belleville (3-13) at 5:30 p.m., March 2. The winner will face Lincoln (4-14). Huron (16-3), Pioneer (10-9) and Ypsilanti (7-10) are on the side of the bracket.