Huron Valley Lakeland lost in the semi-finals of the Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) Lakes Conference Tournament to Hartland, 32-28, on Friday, Feb. 18.
The Eagles (14-4) fell into a hole early against the co-champions of the KLAA West, as they trailed 10-2 after the first quarter and 16-5 at halftime.
Lakeland rallied and outscored Hartland 23-16 in the second half, but couldn’t complete a comeback.
Hartland (17-1) played Grand Blanc in the Lakes Conference title game on Tuesday, Feb. 22, after press time.
Stephanie Lock led Lakeland with 17 points, while Bailee Maggert scored 8 points for Hartland.
Lakeland started the week with a 36-34 victory at Pinckney in the first round of the Lakes Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Pinckney (11-7) led 12-10 after the first quarter before Lakeland went on a 9-5 run in the second to take a 19-17 halftime lead. Both teams then scored 17 points in the second half.
Lock had 25 points for the Eagles, who played at Novi on Tuesday, Feb. 22, after press time and will travel to Livonia Stevenson tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 24.
Lakeland will then play in a district semi-final playoff game on Wednesday, March 2 at Huron Valley Milford against either Walled Lake Northern or Hartland.
Walled Lake Central fell to Hartland, 50-32, on the road in a KLAA Lakes Conference quarter-final game on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Ciara Sims led the Vikings (6-12) with 9 points, while Kelly Holda scored 17 points for the Eagles.
The Vikings then fell at home to Pinckney, 43-37, on Friday, Feb. 18.
Tori Duffey scored 13 points for the Vikings, who played at Canton Salem on Tuesday, Feb. 22, after press time and will travel to Livonia Franklin tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 24.
Central will then play either Huron Valley Milford or Howell in a district semi-final at Milford on Wednesday, March 2.
Waterford Mott fell to Grand Blanc on the road, 67-51, in a KLAA Lakes Conference quarter-final game on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Mott (4-14) hung tough against the co-champions of the KLAA West, trailing 16-14 after the first quarter and 31-27 at halftime. The Bobcats increased their lead to 37-27 before Mott cut the lead to 37-35 but fell short in the end.
Rachel Northey had 13 points for Mott, while Lauren Hung had 12. Shareta Brown scored 32 points for Grand Blanc and Destiny Stephens had 24.
Mott then lost at home to Howell, 50-35, on Friday, Feb. 18. Hung had 18 points for Mott, who played at Pinckney on Tuesday, Feb. 22 and will play at Plymouth on Thursday, Feb. 24.
Mott will then play either Waterford Kettering or Troy in a district semi-final game at Troy on Wednesday, March 2.