Halfway through its division schedule, undefeated Waterford Kettering has shown itself to be one of the lakes area’s elite teams and proved it with two more wins last week.
The Captains began the week with a 51-28 victory at home over Walled Lake Northern on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Kettering led 25-14 at halftime and outscored the Knights 26-14 in the second half.
“We played solid defense with full court pressure early and outstanding half court defense in the second half,” said Kettering Head Coach Scott Woodhull.
Junior guard Allison Bicknell led Kettering (10-0 overall, 5-0 in the KLAA North) with 14 points. Keara Boyle had 7 points for Northern.
Kettering then traveled to Walled Lake Central on Friday, Jan. 21 and used a second-half surge to come away with a 74-46 victory.
Kettering led 37-28 at halftime before going on a 19-7 run in the third quarter and closing the game out with an 18-11 run in the fourth quarter.
“Central did a very good job handling our full-court pressure and pushing the ball up the floor early in the game, but we were a little too balanced on the offensive end,” Woodhull said.
Junior Hannah Stinson led the Captains with 17 points, while Bicknell had 16 and Danielle Bohn scored 10.
Tori Duffey scored 23 points for the Vikings (4-6, 1-4), while Brianna Krus had 10 points and Kelsey Wolschlager had 8 rebounds.
At 5-0 in the KLAA North, Kettering has a one-game lead over Huron Valley Lakeland (4-1), while Walled Lake Northern sits at 3-2.
Kettering played in a KLAA crossover game against Brighton on Tuesday, Jan. 25 after press time, and will travel to Walled Lake Western on Friday, Jan. 28.
The Captains will then host Lakeland on Tuesday, Feb. 1 in a game that could ultimately decide the KLAA North Division.
Kettering defeated Lakeland in overtime, 32-31, on Jan. 11.