Portagers fall just short of MCE
by Manistee News Advocate Staff
ONEKAMA — Despite a valiant comeback effort in the fourth quarter, the Onekama girls basketball team fell just short of Class D No. 9 Mason County Eastern on Thursday in a 44-41 West Michigan D League loss.
The Portagers were down 35-21 heading into the final frame against the Cardinals (11-1, 7-1 WMD), and exploded for 20 points before coming up short of a chance to win at the buzzer.
“The first three quarters, we didn’t play the greatest,” said Onekama coach Nathan Bradford. “We had a lot of turnovers tonight. In the fourth quarter, though, we played with a little more fire — a little more aggression — and scored 20 points.