Harris Paces Pack; Tigers, Cloud Fall
By N3 Sports Team
Fremont 40 Newaygo 19
Bre Harris hit the first bucket of the game, scored again off a steal then took a pass from Natalie Jamieson and made it 6 in a row and that was the scoring story of the first quarter.
Harris was on fire all night and created big problems for the Lions who dug a 12-0 hole before Faith Smith canned a shot to get them on the board. Smith’s basket looked to be the only points put up in the first half by the Lions but Kylee Chesley smoked in a triple at the buzzer and the teams went to intermission with Fremont in charge 16-5.
The Lions got a couple of early scores in the third from Molly Frisbie and Jenna Janke but in the end it was just too much Bre Harris as the sharpshooter seemed to score at will. Harris finished with...
...25 points dished out 3 assists, picked opponents pockets for 10 steals and grabbed 6 rebounds as well.
“Our defense played outstanding throughout the game and allowed us to control the tempo,” said Packer Coach John Krim. “And that was a dominating performance by Bre tonight,”
"Another night where we struggled to shoot the ball," said Newaygo Coach Nate Thomasma. “We will need to do a better job doing that to give ourselves a chance to win games."
"We’ve actually have been playing good defense but we are putting too much pressure on ourselves because of our struggles on offense and we have to improve that area and taking care of the ball," he added. "Nothing we can't figure out. We just got to put the time in."
“Give credit to Fremont. They were the better team tonight."
Kyle Chesley led the Lions with 7 points and 4 rebounds while Madi Bush chipped in with 7 rebounds.
Anna Patenge hit a half dozen points and Jamieson finished with 5 while Hali Garcia led the Packers in rebounds with 7.
The Packers have won 6 of their last 7 and are 7-2 on the season with a 3-1 record in the Gold to tie Tri County for second place.
Tri County 52 Grant 47
The Tigers edged to an early 9-8 lead before the Vikes exploded on a 14-0 run to assume control. Grant fought back in front of a supportive home crowd and cut the lead to 7 by the half.
The Viking offense caught fire again and stretched the lead twice with the Tigers battling back each time until the hosts climbed ahead by a bucket with 3 minutes left in the game.
TC nailed a triple and Grant’s shots would not fall giving the Vikings the win and keeping them in a tie for second in the Gold.
“We played a very competitive game,” said Coach Paige Paulsen. “We had our opportunities but could not overcome the mental mistakes.”
“Tri County played poised and used their experience to earn the win. We are still learning how to finish games but the effort is there and we are getting better.”
Laura Bouwkamp and Goirgia Paeleri led the Tigers with 13 points apiece.
Grant is now 1-8 overall and 0-4 in the Gold.
Holton 59 White Cloud 27
The Cloud’s modest 2 game winning streak came to an end as the Red Devils took control early and secured their first conference win. Holton is now 3-4 on the season and 1-2 in the Silver while White Cloud moves to 2-6, 1-3.