PORT EDWARDS GIRLS BASKETBALL HOLDS OFF TIGERTON FOR FIRST WIN



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TIGERTON – Port Edwards jumped out to a big lead early and had to hold on late to defeat Tigerton 54-50 in a nonconference girls basketball game Saturday at Tigerton High School.


The win is the first of the season for the Blackhawks, who are now 1-7.


Port Edwards raced out to an 18-4 lead and held a 30-24 advantage at halftime.


Tigerton cut the Blackhawks’ lead to one at 34-33 with 13:15 remaining, but Port Edwards was able to regroup, going on an 11-4 run to retake control and it held on the rest of the way.


Melanie Sillars had a career-high of 19 points, connecting on five 3-pointers, and Taylor Martin also had a career-night with her first triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds in the win for Port Edwards.


Port Edwards hosts Augusta for another nonconference game on Tuesday.


Blackhawks 54, Tigers 50

Port Edwards 30 24 - 54

Tigerton 24 26 - 50

PORT EDWARDS (54): Melanie Sillars 7 0-2 19, Aubree Shroda 1 0-0 2, Taylor Martin 6 6-69 18, Nadia Ellingson 2 0-0 4, Dakota Bares 1 0-0 2, Nakia Borths 4 0-0 9, Alliyah Ruiz 0 0-0 0. FG: 21. FT: 6-11. 3-pointers: 6 (Sillars 5, Borths 1). Fouls: 16. Fouled out: Ruiz. Record: 1-7.

TIGERTON (50): Angel Welch 0 0-1 0, Sienna Breaker 0 0-0 0, Jade Selle 5 2-5 12, Abby Swartz 5 0-0 10m, Isabell Zychowicz 0 0-0 0, Elizabeth Robbins 9 1-2 22, Jessalyn Zimdars 0 0-0 0, Bethany Jobe 2 2-6 6. FG: 21. FT: 5-14. 3-pointers: 3 (Robbins 3). Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-7.

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