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.