Coyotes Get Revenge, Packers Stay In The Race
By N3 Sports Team
Reed City 51 Newaygo 38
Earlier in the season the Lions went north and hung a loss on the Reed City squad on their home court.
Friday the Coyotes returned the favor.
The visitors ran off to a 13-4 first quarter lead and kept their hosts at bay entering the break still up by 9 22-13
"We had trouble early adjusting to how physical the game was being called,” said Newaygo Head Coach Nate Thomasma. “We got behind and every time we made a little bit of a run, to Reed City's credit, they would answer the bell.”
“Overall I was happy with how...
...scrappy the girls played tonight. We just need to play a full 32 minutes.”
Kylee Chesley popped in a team high 11 points while working the galss for 10 boards while Alexis Brocker also reached double figures by firing in 10.
Emily Libey paced Reed City (4-4, 6-6) with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Alanna Nelson had 11 point and Alyssa Olds added 8.
Newaygo (1-6, 2-9) will travel to the county seat Tuesday for a cross-conference game against White Cloud.
Fremont 27 Chippewa Hills 21
Injuries and health issues plagued both teams and an early offensive drought also played a part so when the dust cleared after the first quarter Fremont was sitting on a 4-0 lead.
The teams battled on in the second with the Warriors finally getting on the board. Intermission arrived with the Packers edging their led to a 12-6 margin.
While cold shooting prevailed on both squads Packer sharpshooter Bre Harris was shaking off a nagging injury to keep her team in the lead. Harris finished with a game high 19 points as Fremont prevailed to stay among the logjam of teams vying for supremacy in the Gold.
“Tonight it was our defense stepping up when we really needed it,” said Fremont Head Coach John Krim. “The girls played together, aggressive and did not give up anything easy plus finished off the possession with a defensive rebound."
“I was very proud of their efforts tonight.”
Anna Patenge peeled down 9 rebounds for the Pack to go with her 4 points.
Fremont is now 5-2 in the conference and holds a 9-3 overall record. They will host Whitehall (6-7) in a non league tilt Tuesday before returning to action in the CSAA Gold when they hit the road to face Reed City.
Morley Stanwood 61 Hesperia 34
Lakeview 33 White Cloud 26