Tuesday Hoop Action
By N3 Sports Team
Sparta 59 Fremont 35
Sparta came out with a lot more energy than Fremont and took an 18-5 lead in the first building it to a 29-11 margin by halftimee. The Packers played better in the second half cutting the deficit to 9 with 4 minutes remaining, but could get no closer.
“We shot very poorly hitting on only 32% of our shots and Sparta outrebounded us 39-19,” said Packer Coach Pete Zerfas. ”Many of Sparta's points in the second half came on second chance shots.”
Justin Bradford led Sparta with 18 points. Logan Karnemaat hit for 11 points and Ryan Geeting scored 10 to pace the Packers.
Fremont is now...
...2-1 with a 1-0 record in the Gold. They will resume conference play Friday as they host Reed City.
Kent City 49 Grant 36
Mason County Central 70 White Cloud 20
Conner Dakin led the Indians with 9 points.
“Turnovers and not being able to score is hurting this young team,” said Head Coach Bob Jones after the Cloud dropped its 4th straight to start the season
White Cloud will take to the road Friday night to face CSAA Silver rival Kent City
Fremont 40 Sparta 27
“It was an excellent team effort by the Pack tonight as we played probably our most complete game of the year.,” said Fremont Coach John Krim after his team broke open their 1 point halftime lead with a 26-12 second half performance.
“Defensively we did a really good job of getting a hand up on their shooters and were really active as a team.,” added Coach Krim. “ We ended up with 16 steals as a team with Bre Harris grabbing 6 and Anna Patenge adding 5. Rebounding was also a key for us as we were able to control the defensive glass and limit Sparta to just one shot on most occasions. “
Anna Patenge ended up with a career high 13 rebounds on the night falling just short of a double-double as she finished with 9 points. Bre Harris led the Packers in scoring with 16 points canning 9 of those in the 3rd quarter. and Hali Garcia hit for 9.
Fremont plays its first home game of the season Friday when they welcome in the Coyotes of Reed City.
Kent City 48 Grant 30
The Tigers held a 2 point lead after one but ran into a second quarter cold spell and went to intermission trailing by a half dozen points. In the third the Eagles unleashed a barrage of triples to build a 19 point advantage heading into the final frame.
Grant settled down in the fourth but could not gain ground on their hosts and fell short in the non conference matchup.
Kylie Patton led Grant with 12 points.
“We keep fighting but we still have a lot of growing pains to go through,” said Tiger Head Coach Paige Paulsen. “We have not put a complete game together, but have periods of time that are highly competitive. “
“We need to start making our open looks at the basket and build on the confidence that it will bring.”
The Tigers will host the Hornets of Central Montcalm Friday in a return to conference play
Reed City 63 White Cloud 34