By Bill Bray
FREMONT – Fremont’s lone senior Janiah Holmes made her season debut Tuesday night in a non-conference win over Sandusky Perkins to the tune of a 51-33 victory.
Fremont Ross (2-0) got 12 points, five rebounds and a block from their veteran. Holmes played with a nose covering as she continues to heal from her Powder Puff football injury.
Ross exploded out of the gate as they built a 14-0 lead before the Lady Pirates could find the bottom of the nets.
Junior guard Destiny Robinson continued her aggressive play as she led the Giants in scoring connecting for 14 points, six rebounds while collecting four assists with two steals.
After Robinson and Holmes, also contributing were Carma Johnson with eight points, Lyndi Wolf finished with five points, Jasmin Heidelburg, who ran the offense for much of the fourth quarter collected four points. Natalia Alejandro made her presents felt with six points including a pair of three-point buckets and Abby Cahill was good for her first basket of the season to finish with two points.
“We were in better rhythm tonight as opposed to the Clyde game, coach Juan Vela said. “Having Janiah back was key. The girls love playing the game with her, and she loves playing with the girls.” The “Big Three” Holmes, Robinson and Johnson were able to get some rest during the contest as Heidelburg and Alejandro got some valuable minutes. “I’m trying very hard to get the younger girls in,” Vela said. “We are going to need them down the stretch. So, any experience they can gain is very important.”
The Lady Giants are back on their home floor Friday night as the always tough Margaretta Lady Polar Bears (1-1) invade the Purple Pit.