Lakers Look to Build On Consecutive Semifinal Appearances

GLEN LAKE – Another year, another strong start for the Glen Lake girls basketball team.

The Lakers are coming off back-to-back state semifinal appearances, and despite losing five seniors from last year’s squad, this year’s team is loaded with talent.

Glen Lake owns a 5-1 record, with their lone loss against Ypsilanti Arbor Prep. The Gators knocked the Lakers out of the postseason in a 53-35 semifinal game last year. Glen Lake made it a much more competitive game earlier this season, with a 59-55 loss on the road.

“We’re going to develop so much throughout the season just because of the young girls we have and how hard everyone works and the teamwork we have in practice,” Glen Lake coach Jason Bradford said. “I feel like we did well, but we’re going to improve a lot more and we’re going to get a lot better.”

The Lakers feature a strong defense, allowing just 36 points per game this year. Only Arbor Prep and Benzie Central, another team near the top of the Northwest Conference, have scored more than 36 points against Glen Lake.

“We’re talking pretty well on defense, and hopefully our offense becomes more and scores more points,” said Grace Bradford, a freshman on the team.

Glen Lake currently sits tied with Kingsley atop the conference standings, with both teams sharing identical records at 5-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Their first matchup against the Stags will be on Jan. 17 at home. The Lakers get back to the court on Jan. 8 for a conference matchup at Suttons Bay.

Categories: Girls Basketball