Lions Drop Opener 30-15
By N3 Sports Team
After spotting the Whitehall team a pair of buckets Mollie Frisbee split a pair from the line, Jenna Janke hit a basket and Kylee Chesley went to the line and sank 1 of 2 to even the score at 4.
Unfortunately the Lions fell into an offensive funk struggling with their shooting while unable to get into a flow on offense as the young visitors ran off the final 5 points of the opening period.
Madi Bush hit the first shot of the second and...
...was answered by 2 baskets by the Vikes. Another Bush score preceded two more Whitehall buckets and intermission arrived with the Lions trailing by 9.
A rather ragged second half saw the Vikings take advantage of turnovers to build their lead while Newaygo’s Bush scored 6 of the 7 Lion points in the half with Chesley sinking another free throw.
Defensively the Lions got 3 steals from Chesley and Faith Smith while Smith also led her team on the glass pulling down 9 boards.
Newaygo will have a week to regroup and find their shooting touch before opening CSAA Gold play against Reed City on the road.