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Chelsea Wins Tough Battle Over Okemos

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Jesse Jacobusse drives for 2

The Chelsea Bulldogs outbattled the Okemos Chiefs Tuesday night on their way to a very hard fought 45-35 victory. The Chiefs inside game was very dominant in the first quarter as they jumped to an early lead. The Bulldogs got off some very good shots but couldn’t get them to drop and were handily outrebounded. But The Bulldogs made several good adjustments and forced several turnovers while holding the Chiefs to only 6 points in the 2nd, as the Chiefs took a 3 point lead into the half.

After halftime, the speedy, feisty senior guard Jesse Jacobusse caught fire and scored several early baskets forcing the Chiefs to call a timeout and try to regroup. But the momentum shifted and with Senior Forward Nicole Bareis’ solid defensive play held the Chiefs to only 4 points in the third, while the Bulldogs took a 5 point lead.

In the 4th the Chiefs fought back but it wasn’t enough. Jacobusse finished the night for the victorious Bulldogs as their top scorer with 19 points. Bareis had 9 points to go with her team leading 5 rebounds. Freshman Riley Davis and Katelyn McKinley each had 4 points.

The Bulldogs return to action Friday at 5:30 at Tecumseh

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