Redettes Basketball Claims 5th District Championship with 62-24 Victory over TC West

A Redette fights through a cluster of Titans.

Marquette, MIMarch 8, 2019 – The Marquette Redettes Varsity Basketball team won their 5th consecutive District Championship with a 62-24 victory over the Traverse City West Titans tonight on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9.

It was business as usual for the Redettes in the first quarter of the District Championships. Aspen Michelin had the first bucket to give Marquette the early 2-0 lead.

A TC West triple gave them their only lead of the night, and it was gobbled up by a massive 10-0 Redettes run. Back-to-back Sydney Kivi buckets contributed to the scoring run.

Maria Millado closed out the quarter with three consecutive baskets, including one off of an offensive rebound. The Redettes led the Titans 16-5 at the buzzer.

The Redettes and Coach Ben Smith accept the District Championship trophy!
The Redettes and Coach Ben Smith accept the District Championship trophy!

Sydney Kivi started off the second period with an offensive rebound and a basket.

Marquette’s defensive game showed up in spades, as usual. Avery Ledy and the Redettes shut out the Titans completely in the period.

An Aspen Michelin steal and a basket helped bring the Redettes up to a lead of 32-5 at the half.

TC West was able to make a little headway on their side of the scoreboard early in the third period, but not enough to put any pressure on Marquette.

A couple of successful free throws from Kayley Elmblad brought the Redettes’ lead to 35-11. A flurry of scoring followed to give the Redettes a lead of 45-16 before the buzzer.

Sydney Kivi got things rolling with an early triple in the final quarter. Sofia van den Ende followed up quickly with a triple of her own. The Titans had a couple of buckets sandwiched in between Redettes’ three-pointers to improve to 55-24 behind Marquette.

The Redettes make their way up the court.
The Redettes make their way up the court.

Sophomore Rayna Warchock drilled a few buckets of her own to help improve the Redettes’ to 60-24. There was no stopping Marquette in the final minute of play, or for the whole game really. Maria Millado put up the final bucket of the night in their 62-24 victory over the Titans.

The Redettes will play in the Regional Semifinals in Gaylord on Monday, March 11th on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9. Tune in for the pregame show 6:30 pm, tip off is at 7:00 pm.

Listen to a recording of the live broadcast.