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Flushing Girls Basketball Seeks Another Great Season

November 10, 2015

Flushing’s girls basketball was certainly one of the school’s most successful teams last year, and they’re getting ready for another great season. The 2014-2015 team cruised through the Metro League season with one close win over Holly, and dominant performances against all other teams (including a 39-point win over Fenton). They also added notable non-conference wins against Grand Blanc, Carman-Ainsworth, Midland Dow and Powers to finish with a perfect 24-0 record.

Clare Glowniak shoots a free throw

Clare Glowniak shoots a free throw.

Hopes were high heading into the playoffs. The Raiders handled their opponents in the first four rounds to set up a Regional Final against Saginaw Heritage. Unfortunately, a surging offensive effort from Flushing during the fourth quarter wasn’t enough to make up for the low scoring earlier in the game, and the Hawks won 39-30. Clare Glowniak, junior at the time, said it was the worst she has ever felt after a game. “I knew we had the talent to beat them and we didn’t play to our full potential. But, I also knew that we would learn from that loss and come back even stronger.”

Coming back even stronger is exactly what the Raiders are doing; not one girl on last year’s playing roster was a senior. For the 2015-2016  season, the lineup doesn’t change much and everyone on it already has a good amount of playing experience. The talent on this year’s team is almost unparalleled. London Barber, senior, has committed to play at Concordia University, Bre Perry, junior, is receiving attention from college teams, and Glowniak plans on committing to Bowling Green State University. When a few players standout, the rest of the team is still definitely solid. “Anyone on the team is capable of being the leading scorer and it could be different each game,” Glowniak said.

The Raiders set up a lock-down defense that lead to their 39-point win over league rival Fenton

The Raiders set up a lock-down defense that lead to their 39-point win over league rival Fenton.

Flushing’s schedule early in the season offers multiple games fans should mark on their calendars. Another meeting at Midland Dow, a matchup with 2015 state semifinalist Hamady, and a rematch against Saginaw Heritage are ahead. Later in the season, Holly will be another strong team in the Metro League but the Raiders will be the favorite to win their conference.

Glowniak says the goal is very straightforward this year. “We have the talent and the work ethic to win every game we play. Hopefully that means another undefeated season and making it to the Breslin Center [for the state finals]. As long as we play to our full potential and as hard as we can, then we can call this season a success.”

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