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Fraser defeats Warren Mott in district play

Sasha Parker dominates inside for Ramblers

February 26, 2014

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Fraser's Sasha Parker attempts to take a shot while Warren Mott's Courtney Russell defends.

Sasha Parker scored 10 of her game-high 13 points in the first half to pace Fraser to a 14-point halftime lead as the Ramblers would go on to defeat Warren Mott 33-25 in a district semifinal on Wednesday evening.

Parker also grabbed seven rebounds and had eight blocks to control the interior against Mott.

"We tried to get the ball into her (Parker) to force the other team to switch up to double on her, and that takes pressure off our guards," Fraser coach Dave Kuppe said of Parker's impact on the offensive end.

Fraser took a 19-5 lead into halftime by holding Mott to one made field goal in the first half.

The Marauders mounted their first of two runs by going on a 9-2 run to start the third quarter, but a basket by Parker and a 3-point basket by Hallie Gordley gave the Ramblers a 26-14 advantage going to the fourth.

Mott attempted to rally again by going on a 8-1 run to open the fourth to make the game 27-22, but Fraser's Julia Stewart put the game away with five free throws down the stretch.

Stewart closed the game with seven points, while Gordley added eight points and four rebounds for Fraser.

Kristyn Bawol led Mott with 10 points and four rebounds.

Mott concluded its season with a 14-7 mark that included an 8-4 record in MAC gold play. Fraser improved to 11-11 overall on the season, and the Ramblers advanced to take on the winner of Warren Cousino and Warren Woods Tower in a district final that will be played at Cousino on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

About the author

Staff Writer Thomas Franz covers Macomb Township, Chippewa Valley Schools and the Macomb County Board of Commissioners for the Macomb Township Chronicle. He also covers sports primarily for the Shelby-Utica News. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2013 and attended Michigan State University.

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