ACC women unable to get going in loss to Raiders

News Photo by James Andersen ACC freshman Gina Dewald puts up a shot during the first half of a women’s basketball game on Saturday at Park Arena. Dewald had 16 points and 20 rebounds in a 65-46 loss for the Lumberjacks.

The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team couldn’t quite find the extra gear it needed on Saturday.

The Lumberjacks kept things close, but couldn’t match Grand Rapids’ offensive output down the stretch and lost 65-46 at Park Arena.

Hallee Breimayer scored 19 points and Mady Miller added 15 for Grand Rapids, which used a 12-0 run at the end of the third quarter to pull away from ACC. The Raiders’ previously played the Lumberjacks in November and won 64-57.

“I called some wrong plays at the wrong time. I should have just let Emma (Jore) call the plays and put the girls in the right position,” ACC coach Bobby Allen said. “We’re just young. We’re three games in and this is their (seventh) game. We’re getting better. Tonight I don’t know what that was because we’re way better than that.”

ACC (0-3) trailed 32-22 at halftime and quickly closed the gap in the third quarter, scoring the first six points make it 32-28 with 7:38 left.

But for every run the Lumberjacks made, the Raiders had an answer. Mya Jordan scored the next five points for Grand Rapids and the Raiders held a comfortable lead for the next few minutes. The Raiders put the nail in the coffin over the final 2:41 of the period, outscoring ACC 12-0 in that span. Breimayer led the way during the run, scoring seven points in the final 1:19. Kenzie Omness capped the run by stealing an inbounds pass and scoring with no time left to put the Raiders up 53-34.

Gina Dewald paced ACC with 16 points and added 20 rebounds. Shelby Seaver recorded a double-double for ACC too, scoring 13 points to go with 10 rebounds.

ACC trailed 18-10 after one quarter and cut the lead to four after a pair of baskets from Dewald to open the second quarter. The Raiders quickly caught fire again, going on a 9-2 run to pull ahead by double digits.

The Lumberjacks will play at Bay College in Escanaba on Wednesday.