The Lady Eagles played an excellent game for the first two and a half quarters. Unfortunately, basketball is played for four quarters and the last one and a half was Frankenmuth’s undoing. Behind excellent defense and a ball-control offense, the Eagles posted an 8-point lead over the Panthers midway through the third period. At that point, Birch Run went on an 18-0 run to overtake the Eagles and take control of the contest.
Emma Kerkau and Kelynn Kujat each had 8 points for the Eagles, while Sydney Merrihew chipped in with six.
Sabrina Jarbou led the Panthers with a game-high 16 points, while leading scorer Sarah Miller was held to 14 points as the Eagles focused much of their defensive attention on her.