The Chelsea girls basketball team played twice in the last week losing to a tough Ypsilanti team 45-31, and then bounced back against Tecumseh with a big 36-29 victory.
In their first game the Grizzlies jumped out to a big lead but the Bulldogs kept fighting back to keep the difference reasonable. In the 4th quarter, the Bulldogs went on a scoring frenzy and had cut the lead to 10 before a technical foul gave the Grizzlies a bigger lead and the ball back.
This is considered somewhat of a transition year for the Bulldogs as they only have 4 seniors on the team and 5 sophomores. The Grizzlies played a very tight defense forcing the young Bulldogs into many turnovers on the night of which the Grizzlies took advantage of. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Sophomore Helena Schultz with 8 points while Senior guard Jesse Jacobusse had 7 points, 5 assist, 2 steals, and 2 rebounds. Brianna Hay chipped in 5 while Anna Regis got 4. Nicole Bareis had 5 rebounds while Sophomore Maddie Vasquez had 4 rebounds and 3 assist.
On Friday the 16th, the Chelsea Athletic Department honored student athletes who’s Championship teams won SEC, District, or Regional titles. The Bulldogs also honored long time Athletic Trainer Tom LaFleur with a plaque during the ceremonies.
On that night the Lady Bulldogs faced off against Tecumseh. Chelsea got off to a quick start and cruised to a much needed 36-29 victory, ending their 3 game losing streak. The Senior speedy guard Jacobusse led all Bulldog scorers with 8 points.Chelsea is now 3-3 on the season and 1-1 in SEC conference play.
The Lady Bulldogs will finish out the 2016 year before Christmas break at home on Tuesday against Ypsilanti Lincoln and Thursday at Ann Arbor Skyline.