Patriot Girls Outlast Marquette

The Westwood girls basketball team survived one of their toughest tests of the season Thursday night, stretching their winning streak to eleven games with a 53-49 triumph over the Marquette Redettes.

Marquette led 7-6 before the Patriots reeled off eight consecutive points to take their largest lead of the first half. Westwood led 15-13 after a quarter before the Redettes grabbed a 26-25 lead in the final minute of the first half. However the Patriots would score the final three points before the halftime buzzer and led 28-26 at the break.

Westwood extended their advantage to 42-37 after three quarters and scored the first three points of the fourth to grab their largest lead of the evening. The Redettes came roaring back, using a 12-4 run to tie things up but the Patriot defense stood tall and held Marquette scoreless for the final 4:19 of the game. Madelyn Koski gave Westwood a two-point lead with a baseline jumpshot and Tessa Leece connected on two free throws with eight seconds left to seal the win.

Natalie Prophet turned in 17 points while Karlie Patron added 15 to lead the Patriots. Westwood is now 13-1 and visits Iron Mountain on Tuesday.