The Lady ‘Birds enjoyed a big win in their 2011-12 basketball season opener against Mid Michigan Community College, routing the over-matched Lakers by a score of 67-39. Abbye Gulvas (Gaylord) led the team with hot shooting putting up 32 points and seven steals, while Brooke Arnold (Gaylord) dominated the boards hauling down a team-leading 15 rebounds. The Lady ‘Birds’ victory was rounded out with strong performances by Melinda Dunkel (Farwell) who added seven assists and six rebounds, and seven rebounds and three steals from Kim Dunn (Gaylord).
The big win gives the Lady Firebirds momentum when they travel to Alma on Nov. 21st for their second game of the season. The women will make their first home appearance when the Firebirds host the Oppy Thanksgiving Tournament at the McGregor Athletic Complex (MAC) in Mio on Nov. 25th and 26th.