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Pittsford dominates Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary to win second straight Class D title

Basketball   | Jeff Dullack

Pittsford dominates Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary to win second straight Class D title

East Lansing – For Pittsford seniors Maddie Clark and Jaycie Burger, Saturday morning presented one final opportunity for the duo to shine on the court at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

And that’s just what they did.

Clark scored a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Burger finished with 27 points to lead Pittsford to a second straight Class D state title, 71-31 over Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary.

“We played a great game today, we turned them over 29 times, we live off of our defense and we did again today,” Pittsford coach Chris Hodos said. “We started off pretty slow, I thought they (Lutheran Seminary) had a good plan, but we executed well today. We didn’t do too much wrong today besides Maddie getting into a little bit of foul trouble, but other than that, we didn’t do much wrong at all.”

Not only was it a second straight title for the Wildcats, but for Clark and Burger, it was their 103rd career win at the varsity level, setting a new MHSAA record for career wins.

“We’ve played together ever since the second grade, but I just think that accomplishing this record was never something that we had on our radar,” Burger said. “We never thought, I want to go undefeated inn my high school career, but we did want to win. We’re competitors and that’s very important to us and we just practiced hard. As it became closer, I think it became a goal, but we just wanted to win.”

Clark, the Class D Player of the Year, said that setting the wins record along wit