Onekama Varsity Girls Basketball Schedule 2006
Coach: Candace Turk



Result            Practice Aug. 16 // Friday Practice Pictures

Wed. 8/30 We play  at Mesick

It was a nail biter until the closing minutes of the game for the Onekama varsity basketball team. The final score, unfortunately, fell in favor of Mesick by a small 6-point margin, 41-35.  More of Coach's Report

Tues. 9/5 at Manistee Catholic
Everyone scores for the Portagers against a solid Manistee Catholic team.  Coming out, Onekama had the momentum, but in the end the Portagers dropped to 0-2 in their overall record by a score of 33-52. Little things were our enemy, but we continue to improve. More plus Lynn's photos
Thurs. 9/7 at T. C. Christian The Portagers lost to T.C.C.   Marlee Herkelrath had 7 points and was the top rebounder with 8. Kieran O'Connor netted 5 with four assists and two steals. Stephanie Ashworth had seven rebounds and Alyssa Cole had five. More plus Lynn's Photos   
Tues. 9/12 at MCE (Custer)
The Onekama varsity girls' basketball team gets its 1st victory in a double overtime battle of guts, attitude, and heart at Mason County Eastern.  Coach's Report and Lynn's photos
This was a fun night to be a part of....many things came together that once again help us to keep growing as a team and program.  Keep up the hard work! The Portagers are FINALLY HOME Thursday against Walkerville.  This will be another showdown...we hope to see you there.  
Thurs. 9/14 Home vs. Walkerville

Last night in basketball action, the Portagers won their second straight game beating Walkerville 50-31.  It was a great night with a great crowd on hand for our 1st home game.  Thanks cheerleaders and student section for your enthusiasm to cap off our Parent Night recognition.  Alyssa Cole with her aggressiveness finished the night with 13 points, 10 steals, and top skin points of 25. Stephanie Ashworth had 10 points and 13 rebounds.  Ronnie Maidens chipped in 7 points to go with her 2 steals and assists. Kelsey Acker poise with the ball knocked down 6 points, had 4 steals and 3 assists.  She was 2nd in skin points with 20.  Marlee Herkelrath pulled down an amazing 16 boards.  Once again, the bench stepped up to keeping the energy high.  Now 2-3 overall and 2-0 in the WMD League, the Portagers travel to Brethren Tuesday night, but are back at home on Thursday against Bear Lake.   Photos

Tues. 9/19 at Brethren

The Portagers battled from start to finish against the Bobcats of Brethren, but in the end their efforts just weren’t enough, dropping to 2-4 overall and 2-1 in the league with a final score of 58-46.  All season the team has had 3 or more players averaging 5 or more points a game.  Last night was no different.  Marlee Herkelrath played a strong game finishing with 10 points, 28 skin points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals.  Right behind her in scoring was Alyssa Cole with 10pts, Ronnie Maidens with 9, Stephanie Ashworth with 7pts.,and Stacey Keith with 5 pts.  Stephanie was second highest rebounder with 6 boards.  Ronnie Maidens was second highest in skin points with 24. The Portagers continue to focus on fundamentals and look forward to playing Bear Lake tomorrow night in the varsity only contest starting at 6pm at home.  Thanks to those who came out to show their school spirit.  Bring it back tomorrow night! ..Coach Turk

Thurs 9/21 Home vs. Bear Lake Tonight's 61-28 victory over Bear Lake was a whole team effort and puts the Portagers at 3-1 in the league and 3-4 overall.
Photos and Coaches Report  // Half Time Future Stars // Jeri's Photos
Thurs. 9/28 Home vs. Baldwin
The Portagers came away with another win as they played host the Baldwin Panthers.  The 67-11 final score puts the team at 4-4 overall, 4-1 in the league, and sitting in a great position headed to Pentwater on Tuesday to maintain 2nd place in the league. 
Running the floor, getting the ball to open players, and solid defense were the keys that allowed everyone to score, 3 players to be in double figures, 3 other players to be right behind them with 8 or 9 points, and two 2 players to finish with a double double.  Kelsey Acker lead scoring with 15 points, 7 assists, and 4 steals.  Stephanie Ashworth had 13 points, 15 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists. Ronnie Maidens finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2nd highest skin points with 21.  Stacey Keith had 9 points and 2 assists.  Chelsea Miller and Alyssa Cole each chipped in 8 points.  Chelsea also pulled down 10 rebounds and lead the team in skin points with 33.  Kieran O'Connor and Carmen Howard each contributed 2 points while combining for 6 rebounds. Marlee Herkelrath did a great job encouraging her teammates she continued to rest her injured ankle on the sidelines. 
This was a great win during this fun Homecoming week.  Thanks to our Future Stars who were back in action at halftime showing off their future star potential.  Thanks parents, students and staff who came to show your support.  ...Coach Turk
Tues. 10/3 at Pentwater
Despite a great effort in the first quarter, the Portagers suffered their fifth loss of the season dropping 59-30 on the road to Pentwater.  The bottom line is we just didn't play Portager basketball.   It as nice to have Marlee back in the line up.  Kelsey Acker was leading scorer finishing with 9 points.  Stephanie Ashworth finished with 6 points and 7 rebounds.  Marlee Herkelrath knocked down 5 points and pulled down 6 rebounds.  Ronnie Maidens and Alyssa Cole finished the night in 1st and 2nd skin points.  The team is now 4-5 overall and 4-2 in the league.  The Portagers are next in action on Tuesday at home against MCE for the second round of conference play.  ..Coach Turk
Tues. 10/10 Home vs. MCE (Custer)

Last night in basketball action, the Portagers dropped a hard fought overtime battle to MCE by a score of 49-44.  Marlee Herkelrath led the team with 13 points, 16 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals.  Kelsey Acker had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.  Stephanie Ashworth chipped in 9 points and pulled down 7 rebounds.  The team is now 4-6 overall and 4-3 in the conference.  We travel to Walkerville tomorrow looking to maintain 3rd in the league. Thanks to those students and staff who came to cheer us on in this fun night of basketball.  Your cheering was awesome. ...Coach Turk

10/12 at Walkerville

In last night’s game, the Portagers stood their ground earning win #5 vs. the Walkerville Wildcats.  A slow start put the Portagers battling back most of the game, but smart aggressive play combined with veteran leadership helped the team prevail.  Stephanie Ashworth played a tough game on both ends of the floor finishing with 18 points, 14 rebounds, 26 skin points, 4 steals and 3 assists.  Ronnie Maidens knocked down 11 points and had 39 skin points.  Alyssa Cole contributed 9 points and had 6 steals.  Marlee Herkelrath chipped in 8 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, while also having 3 assists and steals.  Stacey Keith had a solid night closing down one of their shooters while knocking down 5 points herself.  The Portagers are now 5-6 overall and 5-3 in the league squaring off against Brethren at home on Tuesday looking to prove themselves. ..Coach Turk

10/17 Home vs. Brethren

The Portagers gave Brethren their first loss in the conference last night winning 49-44. Game Photos / Future Stars Program / Grades 5-8 Introduced

Onekama Girls’ Basketball Program recognized Mary Bradford, Ashley Hart, and Lisa Ward for their great accomplishments and hard work as an Onekama Girls’  Basketball Player, scoring 1000+ points each.  (photos coming)

10/19 at Bear Lake The Portagers are on a three game winning streak beating the Bear Lake Lakers in a cross county rival game.  Scoring was evenly dispersed among the Portagers with everyone scoring.  Stacey Keith lead scoring with 11 points.  Alyssa Cole was second leading scorer with 10 points.  She also had 8 steals.  Marlee Herkelrath and Ronnie Maidens each had 8 points.  Carmen Howard, Kelsey Acker, and Stephanie Ashworth all had 6 points.  Stephanie cleaned up the boards pulling down 9 rebounds.  Chelsea Miller added 3 points while Kieran O'Connor put in two free throws and dished out 2 assists.  Kieran also lead in skin points with 21. Now above 500 and on a winning streak with an overall record of 7-6 and 7-3 in the league, the team is next in action on Thursday at home verses Buckley.   Thanks OHS guys for your enthusiasm and school was great!  Go Portagers! 
Tues. 10/24 Vs. FreeSoil JV Only
Thurs. 10/26 Home vs. Buckley Onekama Portagers Beat the Buckley Bears in OT by a score of 49-42.
Coach's report and Barb's game photos / Coach's report and Jeri's game photos
Mon. 10/30 Home vs. MCC Onekama Lost to MCC 28-45: Marlee Herkelrath led with 8 points. Ronnie Maidens had 6 points.
Thurs. 11/2
at Baldwin

Onekama won 44-21: Alyssa Cole had 8 points, Stephanie Ashworth had 7, Ronnie Maidens 6, Stacy Keith 6, Kelsey Acker five, Kieran O'Connor 5, and  Marlee Herkelrath had 4.   

Tues. 11/7
Home vs. Pentwater The Onekama girls’ basketball team played a hard-fought game against Pentwater on Tuesday night and came up just short, 51-44. The Portagers gave Pentwater a run for their money after losing to them by 30  earlier this season. “This was a respectable game for us,” said Onekama coach Candace Turk. Leading the way in scoring for Onekama were Stephanie Ashworth and Marlee  Herkelrath, scoring 12 points each. Herkelrath also led the Portagers with 10  rebounds. Kelsey Acker and Alyssa Cole each scored seven points and Acker added five assists. Ronnie Maidens didn’t score, but she had a well-rounded game with nine  rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
Thurs. 11/9
Home vs. Mesick Portagers defeat Bulldogs 60-44 in an exciting final game of the regular. Senior Night—Nov. 9th vs. Mesick Game Photos & Coach Turk's report    /   Senior Marlee, Stephanie, Ronnie are Honored by their team mates and Coach Turk
Monday 11/13
District at Frankfort The Portagers lost to Frankfort Coach's Report & Game photos by Jeri

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