Leece Hits Milestone In Patriot Loss At Negaunee

Tessa Leece became the fifth player in Westwood girls basketball history to score 1000 career points but it was Negaunee who came away with the 43-33 victory on Friday

Defense reigned supreme early on as Westwood scored their first five points at the free throw line, including Leece’s 1000th at the 4:29 mark in the opening quarter. The Patriots led 5-4 after one before Negaunee answered with seven consecutive points. Westwood’s first made field goal of the night came with 4:33 to go in the first half and the Patriots managed to get within 15-13 at halftime.

The two teams traded the lead multiple times in the third quarter as the Miners came out with a 25-24 advantage heading into the fourth. But Negaunee would rip off a 10-0 run to open the frame and Westwood could get no closer than within five down the stretch

Madelyn Koski led the Patriots with 14 points, Allyssa Hill finished with a game-high 24 points to pace Negaunee. Westwood is now 16-2 and will host West Iron County on Tuesday.