CADILLAC — The excellent news is it is a win.

The not-as-good information is there’s quite a lot of work to be carried out going ahead.

And whereas they largely knew that, this actually bolstered it.

Cadillac struggled mightily offensively but discovered a strategy to win, beating Traverse Metropolis West 28-25 in a Huge North Convention ladies basketball contest Tuesday night time.

A steal and layup by sophomore Joslyn Seeley gave the Vikings a 27-25 lead with 1:15 remaining and a Molly Anderson free throw a few moments later offered the ultimate margin of victory.

“I do not take an entire lot extra from this recreation apart from it is a win,” Cadillac coach Kip Damgard mentioned. “We battled, we discovered a strategy to win on the finish so I’m pleased with their perseverance and their toughness.

“There’s quite a lot of stuff that we now have to wash up. That is in all probability my greatest takeaway.”

That begins with a number of the fundamentals like who’s going to be on the court docket and when. Simply two video games and slightly greater than per week since contact practices began, that is removed from settled.

“We’re simply looking for the rotations of youngsters at sure positions,” Damgard mentioned. “Who can fill these roles and who can execute them on the stage that we wish.

“It is early within the yr and I’m not going to overlook that however, on the similar time, we must be sharper than what we noticed tonight. We’ll return to work (in apply) to sharpen it up.”

Cadillac led simply 7-6 after the primary quarter and was up 16-12 at halftime. The Vikings had been nonetheless up 19-18 going into the fourth quarter.

It was tied at 22-all with 4:27 remaining and West led 25-22 with 2:29 to go earlier than Cadillac senior standout Molly Anderson hit an enormous 3-pointer to tie at 25-25 with 2:07 remaining.

The Vikings turned the defensive strain up slightly within the waning minutes and the Titans struggled with it.

“We deliver the protection up slightly bit, problem them extra and it prompted a little bit of chaos for them,” Damgard mentioned. “I feel that is in all probability the distinction maker on the finish.

“It comes right down to us wanting try this the entire recreation as an alternative of the final minute and a half.”

Seeley paced Cadillac with 9 factors and Anderson scored seven.

• TC West gained the JV recreation 29-23. Layke Sims paced the Vikings with 9 factors and Madelyn Schamanek scored six.

• TC West gained the JV recreation 31-28. Makenzie Johns paced Cadillac with 13 factors and Jazmin Angell scored eight.