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University Liggett falls to St. Ignace in MHSAA state semifinal

Liggett rally comes up short against Saints

March 13, 2014

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University Liggett freshman Nia Ahart dribbles up the floor against St. Ignace in the MHSAA Class C semifinal.

Emily Hinsman and Abbey Ostman combined for 25 of St. Ignace's 34 points as the Saints defeated University Liggett 34-30 in a MHSAA Class C state semifinal at the Breslin Center on Thursday afternoon.

St. Ignace took a 28-19 lead into the fourth quarter, but Liggett's Nia Ahart tied the game at 30 by hitting a floater with 2:30 left in the game. 

St. Igance answered with a Hinsman bucket, then Margo Brown scored her only two points of the game at the free-throw line to put the Knights away. 

St. Ignace shot 18.8 percent from the field, but the Saints out-rebounded Liggett 59-36. 

"We are better than what we showed tonight, but you have to give a lot of credit Liggett for that. I don't want to say we just shot poorly, obviously we did, but they had a lot to do with that," St. Ignace coach Dorene Ingalls said. 

Lola Ristovski led Liggett in scoring with nine points and Ahart added eight. Jessica Rotzoll added five points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

St. Ignace advances to play Saginaw Nouvel in the Class C state championship on Saturday at 4 p.m. Liggett closes its season with a 20-4 record. 

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