Defense was the story as Saline edged Huron 34-32 in girls’ varsity basketball action at Saline High School Tuesday night.
Saline improved to 7-3 and won its second straight game.
“It was a close game all night long and a good, old-fashioned SEC game. We relied heavily on our defense and got the job done,” Saline head coach Jeff Waltz said.
Saline was down 28-24 heading into the fourth quarter.
Saline head coach Jeff Waltz credited senior Glory Ford for her work in the final frame.
“Glory Ford rallied our D. She had at least two blocks, four or five rebounds and she took a charge,” Waltz said, describing Ford’s fourth quarter performance. “She put us on her back, defensively.”
The Hornets had four defensive stops late in the one-possession game.
Offensively Saline was led by Kelsey Alexander, who scored eight points.
“Kelsey makes the most of her minutes and is becoming a force off the bench,” Waltz said.
Asia Lindsey also scored seven points for Saline.
The Hornets were aided by the return of senior Sydney Jarvela, who sat out Friday’s game with an injury.
“She gave a gutsy performance,” Waltz said. “We need her senior leadership.”
Waltz also credited Sarah Brannan, Brooke Bauer and Emma Brownsberger for providing quality minutes off the bench.
Saline and Huron play Friday night in a battle of the SEC Red’s two unbeaten teams.