Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes dropped its final regular season game, 56-50, at Warren Regina on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
It was a flat effort for the Lakers (15-5), who trailed 24-6 after the first quarter, 36-17 at halftime and 42-29 at the end of the third quarter before trying to make a comeback in the fourth that fell short.
“We dug ourselves a big hole in the first half and that makes it difficult to get back in the game,” said Our Lady Head Coach Steve Robak. “But the girls continued to play hard and some shots finally started to fall and we were able to get back into the game late in the fourth.”
“I was happy with our effort in the second half, but we need to get that for 32 minutes in the state playoffs. You simply can’t win games playing 16 minutes, especially against a good team like Regina.”
Carlee Cottrell led Our Lady with 16 points, while Lauren Robak had 12 and Ava Doetsch and Lexie Robak each scored 9.
Our Lady will begin defense of its Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Class D state championship tonight, Wednesday, March 2 in an MHSAA district semi-final against West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy at Everest Collegiate.
The winner will face either Everest or Auburn Hills Christian in the district final on Friday, March 4.