Tuesday Hoop Action-Girls
By N3 Sports Team
Grant 48 Chippewa Hills 38
The Tigers continued their late season surge with their 4th straight win as they shook off a relentless Warrior squad in the 4th quarter to ice the victory.
The first half was a defensive battle with both teams struggling to get the ball in the hoop resulting in a 20-15 Grant lead at intermission. CH pulled within 3 late in the game before an 8-0 run by...
... the Lady Tigers put the game out of reach.
“We have really been finding ways to win,” said Coach Paige Paulsen. “Our turnovers have been down and our defense is consistent. We are playing a great brand of team basketball.
Ashley Herin (10) and Laura Bouwkamp (9) led the Tiger scoring attack.
Grant (5-6, 7-10) will be looking to avenge a close loss at home earlier this season when they travel to Tri County to face the Vikings.
Big Rapids 60 Newaygo 56
The Cardinals came in riding an 8 game conference winning streak and sitting atop the Gold.
Tuesday made it 9 but Newaygo made it tough.
The Lions played one of their finest games of the season against a formidable opponent and came up just short in a game that showed the spirit and grit of the Lady Lions.
"We played the league leading team down to the wire,” said Coach Nate Thomasma. “We outscored Big Rapids 36-29 in the second half and I really loved how we competed against them.”
Newaygo (1-10, 3-14) will be hosting the Packers Friday a team that handled them well earlier in the season but has been struggling of late.
Central Montcalm 35 Fremont 32
The Packers led the entire way until Hornet Libby Ledford launched a prayer from the suburbs that found its way to the nets as the horn sounded giving CM the win.
Coach John Krim: “We had a chance to put the game away with 40 seconds as we get a steal at half court, up by 5, but miss a layup. They come down hit a 3. We miss the front end of a one and one, and Central hits a runner in the lane to tie with 18 seconds. We turn the ball over with 10 ticks left and Central wins. With an NBA 3 pointer.”
Bre Harris led the Pack with 12 points and Natalie Jamieson dropped in 11.
Fremont (5-6, 9-8) will be looking to put an end to their 5 game slide when they travel to Newaygo Friday.