Lions End Slide, Tigers Starting To Roar, Packers Stung By Hornets
By N3 Sports Team
Newaygo- 39 Lakeview- 36 (OT)
The streak is over!
Down a half dozen points with just 1 minutes left Kylee Chesley fired in a triple to slice the lead in half where it remained until the clock wound down to just 11 seconds. With the Wildcats in possession and time running out the Lions pressed forcing a steal and when the ball found its way into Mollie Frisbie’s hands she drained one from beyond the arc to send the game into overtime.
Frisbie continued her heroics in the extra frame hitting a key three pointer while Chesley...
...knocked down a pair of clutch free throws to secure the much needed win for the Lion squad.
“Extremely proud of my team tonight,” said Coach Nate Thomasma. “We beat a very athletic and solid Lakeview team.”
"We have lost a couple of heartbreakers during that streak and the girls have shown tremendous character. They keep working hard and have great attitudes."
Kylee Chesley led the team with 18 points and 6 rebounds while Faith Smith also grabbed 6 boards to go with her 7 points. Molly Frisbie and Dana duChemin hit for 7 points apiece.
Newaygo (1-8, 3-12) will host Central Montcalm (8-3, 11-4) this Friday.
Grant 44 Morley Stanwood 33
Since finding themselves at the halfway point of the season with a 2-9 record the Tigers have righted the ship and have won 3 of 4 since.
Grant grinded out a tough non conference win at home, 44 to 33. In a very physical game that was a fight to the finish. Grant did not pull away until late in the 4th quarter on free throws and offensive putbacks.
“It was great to get a win when we did not play our best,” said Coach Paige Paulsen. “We made key plays when we had to make them and played solid defense for the majority of the game.”
“Morley was very physical and did not let us put the game away. Everyone was able to contribute tonight which made it a great team victory.”
The Tigers were led by Ashley Herin who finished with 11 points and Laura Bouwkamp who hit for10.
Grant (3-6, 5-10) hosts Reed City (5-4, 8-7) Friday
Central Montcalm 46 Fremont 29
The Hornets grabbed a 15-5 lead but fought back behind the hot hand of Bre Harris to pull within 3 by intermission.
The second half however belonged to CM who rolled up a 10 point lead entering the final period then slammed the door shut in the fourth to secure the win.
When Hali Garcia went down with a torn ACL after the Tri County game the Packers lost a vital cog in the team's success and the offense has been struggling since failing to break the 30 point mark in four straight games and losing 3 of them. With other players out sick the Packers were down to 7 players and called up freshman Chloe Shriver who scored her first Varsity points for John Krim’s squad.
“We are certainly struggling right now,” said Coach Krim. “We are working hard at trying to find someone to step up and I am confident we will get things turned around.
Harris hit for a team high 12 points in the loss, Anna Patenge dropped in 6 Riley Sweet scored 5 and Natalie Jamieson finished with 4.
Things don’t get easier for Fremont (5-4, 9-6) with league leading Big Rapids (8-1, 11-4) coming to town Friday