There was no love lost at the Dog House on Valentine’s Day as the Dansville girls came from behind to defeat the Lady Bulldogs in Livingston Conference Division 1 action by a final score of 59-56.

There was no love lost at the Dog House on Valentine’s Day as the Dansville girls came from behind to defeat the Lady Bulldogs in Livingston Conference Division 1 action by a final score of 59-56.


There were some anxious moments for Mustangs fans early in the first quarter when freshman stand-out guard Kelsey Poplawski rolled her ankle and had to be taken to the locker room.


“My heart just fell. I wasn’t sure she could continue,” Dansville coach Brandon Morrow said. “I was happy when she got back out there.”


He was even happier when Poplawski took over the fourth quarter scoring 14 of her game high 22 points leading the Lady Mustangs to a close and thrilling season-ending victory.


Livonia took the early lead in the game with a 15-11 advantage. Both teams matched buckets in the second quarter as the margin remained at four points. Defense dictated the third period as Dansville closed the gap and tied the game at 38-38 heading into the final eight minutes. Then Poplawski turned it on in the fourth alleviating any questions regarding the extent of her injury. Poplawski’s antics in the quarter generated the Mustang offense giving the red and black a satisfying road victory to close the regular season with a 59-56 final.


Dansville (14-4) was paced by Poplawski’s 22 points to go along with five steals and three assists. Amy Wood also put up double-digits with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Hailey Sick recorded a double-double with 10 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Anna Rauber netted six points with three rebounds and two steals. Margo Didas had five points and one rebound. Clarissa Swain scored two with six assists. Mackenzie Marshall finished with one point, three rebounds, four assists and three steals. Rachel Graves had three rebounds, two assists and one steal.