Roosevelt girls fall to Riverview in district finals

Roosevelt’s 16-win season ended in the district finals against Riverview.

The Roosevelt girls basketball team won a pair of Michigan High School Athletic Association district playoffs games, but the end of the run came March 8 when the Bears fell 48-28 to Riverview in the district championship game at Allen Park High School.

Roosevelt, which finished the season with a 16-7 record, never led in the title game. 

The Bears were outscored 10-6 in the first quarter and trailed 22-14 at halftime. Riverview out the game away with a 26-14 scoring advantage it he second half.

Lillienn Corby led Roosevelt with 15 points, but Samantha Smith and Jordan Tarrence were the only other Bears to score.

Riverview star Sam Dorn led all scorers with 18 points, while senior classmate Shannon McAlinden finished with nine and Karmyn Cartrette had seven. Eight Pirates scored in the game.

Wyandotte reached the title game by beating Downriver League rivals Taylor 54-32 and Southgate Anderson 43-27.

After knocking off Roosevelt, Riverview advanced to the regionals where the Pirates lost in overtime 65-56 to Dearborn Heights Crestwood.

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