How do you cope with just seven players on varsity?
You may want to get advice from the Hudson girls basketball team.
The Lady Explorers improved to 1-1 after earning a 56-45 victory over Northeast Ohio Conference rival Brunswick Dec. 1 on the road.
Hudson won despite not having three players injured.
Forward Hannah Boesiger (concussion), Brynne Drohan (guard) and Nicole Goodson (guard) did not play.
Fortunately, their teammates picked up the slack.
Jackie Ulmer finished with a career-high 23 points and four steals and Margo Camp had eight points and three steals.
Kelly Gough added eight assists and six steals and Krissy Mummey had nine rebounds and played stellar defense on 6-foot-5 University of Michigan recruit Gabrielle Bulic (six points). Allison Zullo finished with seven rebounds.
"Krissy did a good job of keeping Bulic off the boards," Hudson head coach Dennis Lawler said. "She has played tremendously the last two games. A lot of kids stepped up. Allison Baylor hit a big three to put us back up 11."
The Lady Explorers were down 20-10 early in the second quarter before rallying. Hudson had a 28-25 lead at halftime.
The Lady Explorers cruised to a 52-25 win in the junior varsity game. Hannah Monsman led Hudson with 10 points and Shilah Kidd added nine points.
The Lady Explorers posted a 38-9 victory in the freshman contest. Nikki Beckhman led Hudson with nine points.
The varsity squad is scheduled to visit NOC Valley Division rival Stow-Munroe Falls Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.