A program-best season for the West Michigan Aviation Academy girls basketball program came to an end this week, but not before setting one more milestone.
The Aviators notched their first district tournament victory on Tuesday with a 53-42 win over Hopkins in the district quarterfinals round. WMAA advanced to the semifinals on Wednesday evening, where the Aviators fell to Wayland by a score of 57-22.
West Michigan Aviation Academy finished out the year with a 12-6 record and landed in third place in the Alliance League behind champions Zion Christian and second-place Potter’s House Christian.
In Tuesday’s victory over Hopkins, sophomore Audrey Mileski led the way offensively with 16 points while seniors Bre Holmlund and Grace McConnon added 12 points each. Mileski was active on the boards for WMAA, scrapping for 14 rebounds.
Sierra Greer finished with nine points in the district win and Ava Bazuin added four more. The Aviators muscled through a physical game and got to the free throw line 26 times and held a 32-21 lead at halftime.
The Vikings surged in the second half and cut the deficit to five points before the Aviators closed out the game.
On Wednesday, the Aviators suffered a wire-to-wire loss against the Wildcats. Greer finished the game with seven points and Mileski added five points. Bazuin and McConnon chipped in with four points each.