Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Powers Catholic High School
Mercy High School
The Flint Powers Catholic girls basketball team kicked off its season with a 53-41 win over Farmington Hills Mercy on Tuesday.
Powers Catholic led 19-7 after the first quarter and never trailed.
”We played hard and it was a good start,” Powers Catholic coach Thom Staudacher said. “Mercy is a very good team and well-coached. But that start was the key. They made some adjustments in the second quarter and shut us down. But then at halftime, we made our own adjustments.”
Senior Francesca Coury posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the way.
She’s coming together as an all-around player on both sides of the court, Staudacher said.
Anna Ruhstorfer added 11 points, five assists and five steals, while Rachel Phillpotts recorded eight points, seven rebounds and seven steals.
As season ago, the Chargers lost in the district opener, but this year feature only one senior (Coury), six juniors and five sophomores. But expectations still remain high for coach Staudacher’s team.
“We are going to be a fun and exciting team,” he added. “We have ability to play both sides of the court. And that will help us as we prepare for the league games and more importantly, the playoffs.”