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Arlington extends winning streak on hardcourt | SLIDESHOW
FERNDALE — Arlington girls basketball sought its third straight win when they headed north for a matchup against the Ferndale Golden Eagles on Dec. 22.
The Golden Eagles answered Arlington’s hot streaks with their own throughout the night, but Arlington’s solid rebounding and a gritty team effort brightened their holiday season with a 55-49 win.
“Against Monroe (on Dec. 22) we played our best game of the season,” said Arlington head coach Joe Marsh of the Eagles’ latest success, after the win against Ferndale. “We’ve won three in a row coming into the break and we’ll try to build on it.”
Senior guard Megan Abdo registered 13 points, nine rebounds, seven steals and six assists. Junior guard Krista Showalter tallied 15 points.
“Megan works really hard and does everything for us,” Marsh said. “Our guards were aggressive, but we wanted them to be smart so they don’t get caught against taller players.”
Arlington senior center Katie Ferro pulled down 13 rebounds and junior forward Lindsay Brown snagged 10 more to complete a double-double with 13 points to lead Arlington’s ball control efforts.
“Our pressure hurt them in the first quarter, but they fixed it and broke the press for some fast break points,” Marsh said. “You always know when you go up to Ferndale that they’ll be tough and physical. We jumped on them early and let them back in because they kept beating us down the floor.”
Senior guard Lauren Grogan buried two three-pointers for Arlington and Abdo provided a third.
“We made some big shots late in the game,” Marsh said. “All three of our three-pointers came in the fourth quarter to help us keep the lead.”
Ferndale junior post Kendra Bodger came away with 13 points and the Golden Eagles offense scored inside and out as they connected on six three-pointers.
“Ferndale is good all around. There isn’t one person to stop,” Marsh said. “I was amazed at how fast they are.”