Grand Rapids Girls Basketball Takes Win Against Academy Of Holy Angels


WE WILL SHO>>>THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER. IT’S TIME FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL GIRL’S BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT. AND IN CLASS 3-A GRAND RAPIDS IS BACK FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT SEASON, BUT LOOKING TO END THEIR STREAK OF QUARTERFINAL LOSSES. ON THE OTHER BENCH TONIGHT, THE THIRD SEEDED ACADEMY OF HOLY ANGELS. TO THE BARN WE GO FOR SOME QUARTERFINAL ACTION. AND WHAT AN EXCITING FIRST HALF, BACK AND FORTH. HEAVEN HAMLING MISSES, BUT KEARA BEACHLEY THEIR FOR THE REBOUND AND PUTBACK. THEN LATER HAMLING DRIVES, FINDS LIBERTY BLAINE IN THE CORNER FOR THREE, SPLASH. THUNDERHAWKS GO UP BY ONE. THEY WENT ON A NICE LITTLE RUN BEFORE THE BREAK TO GO AHEAD, MAGGIE MISKA THE LAYIN. 32-28 AT THE HALF. THEN HAMLING STARTED TO GET GOING IN THE SECOND, BURIES THE TRIPLE HERE, LEADS THE WAY WITH 18 FOR RAPIDS. ALSO A BIG NIGHT FOR THE JUNIOR BEACHLEY, SPOTS UP IN THE CORNER AND KNOCKS DOWN THE J. THE LEAD GETS UP TO DOUBLE FIGURES. THEN MORE FROM BEACHLEY LATER, ANOTHER FEED FROM HAMLING DOWN LOW FOR TWO MORE, 17 POINTS AND 11 BOARDS. THE STREAK IS FINALLY OVER. THUNDERHAWKS PUT ALL FIVE STARTERS IN DOUBLE FIGURES. THEY WIN 75-60. FOR MORE ON THE VICTORY, HERE’S CLAYTON CASTLE AT WILLIAMS ARENA.>>THE THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM FOR THE GRAND RAPIDS AS THEY FINALLY MOVE INTO THE CLASS 3 A SEMIFINALS AFTER AN UPSET 75-60 OVER THIRD SEEDED ACADEMY OF HOLY ANGELS HERE AT WILLIAMS ARENA.>>IT IS AMAZING, A GREAT FEELING FOR US. WE’VE HAD LIKE THE FIRST YEAR WE WERE JUST HAPPY TO BE HERE. SECOND YEAR WE WANTED TO GET PAST THAT FIRST, WE WERE ALMOST THERE. LOST BY BUZZER BEATER.>>THE THUNDER HAWKS WON.>>MY TEAMMATES SCORED. IT DIDN’T MATTER IF I WAS HITTING SHOTS OR DOING WHATEVER, THEY HAD MY BACK. AND WE SCORED.>>MEARA BEIGHLEY CONTRIBUTED DOWN LOW AS WELL DESPITE BEING UNDERSIZED.>>IT DOESN’T MATTER. I KNEW WHAT I NEEDED TO DO, TAKE THEM OUT OF THE GAME.>>THE DIFFERENCE MAKER IN THE GAME THOUGH WAS THE SPEED AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT THE THUNDER HAWKS TAKE PRIDE IN.>>WE LIKE TO RUN THE FLOOR. I THREW A COUPLE AWAY. I PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE PULLED BACK. WE REALLY ENJOY DOING THAT AND HELPS US WIN.>>AWAITING GRAND RAPIDS IN THE SEMIFINALS WILL BE THE TWO SEED IN CLASS 3 A. THAT GAME IS AT 2 P.M. AT THE TARGET CENTER TOMORROW.

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