Pack Downs Warriors, Lion Slide Continues
By N3 Sports Team
Fremont 45 Chippewa Hills 39
“It was a defensive battle from the start,” said Packer Head Coach Pete Zerfas.
Fremont held a 7-6 lead after one quarter and the scoring didn’t get any easier in the second as the teams headed to the locker rooms with Fremont still holding a one point lead 17-16.
Intermission did little to spark the shooting and the teams went into the final frame knotted at 27. The Pack jumped out early in the 4th to inch ahead by 5 and held off the Warriors by...
...sinking 11 of 14 from the charity stripe down the stretch to secure the win.
"I was very worried about this game coming in after such an emotional and big win at Whitehall,” said Coach Zerfas. “Chippewa Hills is very athletic and physical and was coming off a 36 point win on Tuesday coming into the game."
"I thought it would be a grind the whole way and that’s exactly what it was, but it was actually really good for us to be in a game where we did not play our best against a good team and still found a way to win."
“Dominick Byrne, one of the most clutch players I have coached, again was strong down the stretch hitting a 3 point shot with 4 minutes to go and then icing the game with 4 of 4 free throws.
The Packers are now 5-2 in the Gold a half game behind Grant for second place with an overall record of 8-4.
Reed City 55 Newaygo 38
Two weeks ago an undefeated Newaygo team suffered their first loss of the season in a tightly contested game against Fremont.
Four straight losses later, all on their home court, the Lions are looking for answers as the slide continued against the Coyotes Friday night. The Reed City squad came into the Gold Conference game with just a single win on the season and sat alongside Tri County in the Gold basement before their victory over Newaygo.
The visitors grabbed a 15-7 advantage in the first and held a 28-22 lead at the half but it was the third quarter that sealed it for the Coyotes. Holding the Newaygo offense to just 4 points they built a 13 point lead and never let the Lions back into the game.
Newaygo (3-4, 6-5) will have a week to regroup before traveling to Remus for their meeting with Chippewa Hills.
Lakeview 57 White Cloud 35
The Cloud fell to the Wildcats tumbling to 1-9 on the season and 1-5 in the Silver Division of the CSAA.
Buck Seabrook paced the Indian offense with12.points.
Morley Stanwood 72 Hesperia 32