Girls Friday Hoops Preview
By N3 Sports Team
Newaygo snapped a 9 game losing streak Tuesday with a huge win over Silver contender Lakeview led by this week’s Meijer Scholar Athlete Kylee Chesley (Congrats Ms. C!) and some late game heroics by Mollie Frisbie.
Now the Lions face the first of four games against the top tier of the Gold. Central Montcalm fell from a tie for the top spot with losses to Tri County and Grant then rebounded with a convincing win over a Fremont team riddled by injury and sickness.
Newaygo has scored more than...
...40 points only twice this season and will need to combine a strong offensive output with their signature tough D if they hope to take down a Hornet team that averages just under 50 a game.
Fremont has been banged up and Coach John Krim has been searching for the right combinations to get the Packers back on track. They have dropped 4 of their last 5 and are struggling to top 30 points.
Unfortunately the team coming to town tonight is on a roll having distanced themselves from the rest of the pack and taken control of the Gold Division. The Cardinals score in bunches, will be looking to run away early, and can be expect them to try to neutralize Bre Harris on defense. The Packers will need all their scoring weapons to keep pace and employ their finest defensive effort to keep their opponent close enough to pull off an upset.
No team has shown more improvement than Grant. Led by Ashley Herin and Laura Bouwkamp they have gotten contributions from younger players and stepped up their offense enough to win 3 of their last 4 games. They face an enigmatic Reed City team who has won their last 3 conference games including hanging a loss on a rugged TC team on Tuesday.
If the Coyote offense is clicking they will be tough to beat but the Tigers are finding their mojo right now and are believing in themselves. Tonight’s game should tell a lot about how far they’ve come.
White Cloud has won 2 of their last 3. Hesperia hasn’t won since January 3rd. The two teams sit at the bottom of the Silver and the only conference victory for the Indians came at the expense of the Panthers. They’re playing in Hesperia this time but it may take more than home court advantage for the Black Cats to post their first league win.