Foley girls capture district title, fall in overtime in regional semis

By: Mark Vest, | Madison - Park News | Published March 13, 2012

Madison Heights Bishop Foley (18-5) won its fifth district championship in seven years when it defeated Royal Oak Shrine 50-39 in the Class C final March 2.

“It never gets old,” said Bishop Foley coach Dave Joseph following the district final. “It’s always nice to win a district championship. Shrine played very hard. I would like to commend them.

“This group of seven seniors told me what they wanted; they wanted to play in the Catholic League finals down at Calihan Hall. They were determined to get there, and they got there. They wanted to win a district. They were determined to do that, and they did it. They want to win a regional now. We haven’t won one in the history of our school, so that’s the next step.”

 Shrine guard Julia Liggett, far left, looks on as Bishop Foley senior Erin Mullen goes up for a shot in district final game. The Ventures captured their fifth district title in seven years on March 2.

Shrine guard Julia Liggett, far left, looks on as Bishop Foley senior Erin Mullen goes up for a shot in district final game. The Ventures captured their fifth district title in seven years on March 2.

Photo by Deb Jacques

The Ventures’ journey toward a district title began with an opening-round 47-13 victory over Pontiac Academy for Excellence Feb. 27. They followed that up with a 48-28 win over Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest in the semifinal game Feb. 29.

In regional action, the Ventures fell to Detroit Consortium 65-55 in overtime March 5 at Oakland Christian.