White Cloud 59 Holton 24
The Indians took care of business early as they ran past the Red Devils to give them 9 wins in the last 11 games.
“We had good defensive effort and energy,” said Coach Brown.
Hannah Brown continues to be a force on both ends of the court canning 18 points, dishing out a quintet of dimes and nabbing 5 steals. Alexis Strait hit for 15 points tallied 4 assists, and 5 steals while Elexis Plotts dropped in 12 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. Haley Foster came off the bench strong playing with tremendous energy and leading the team on the glass with 7 rebounds.
The win sets up a battle for second in the Silver next Friday as long-time rival Morley Stanwood comes to the Cloud for the regular season finale.
The Mohawks fell to Kent City as the Eagles wrapped up the conference title with a 61-35 win Friday night. Kent City tore through the league defeating all comers by an average of 35 points.
Earlier this year the Indians battled Morley into overtime on the Mohawk court losing by a single point.
But this Friday they’re playing on the White Cloud turf.
The Indians want to head into the postseason on a winning note and while a share of second place might not be the same as a title?
It’s better than third.
Holton 48 White Cloud 46
The Indians have been playing with a lot more confidence of late and came into Friday’s game with the Red Devils looking to make it four wins in a row.
They didn’t get it but they came close.
Down 11 points halfway through the final period the Cloud battled back with a furious four minutes of play to tie the game in regulation before Holton edged out their visitors in the extra frame.
“Tough way for our streak to end,” said Coach Bob Jones”This team has taught me alot this year and the never say die attitude is catching on.”
Andy Newfer and Steven Holt fired in 10 points apiece, Jared Elder hit for 9 and Buck Seabrook added 8.
Dalton Giddings had a game high 15 points to go with 8 boards Drew Trygstad tallied 11 and Nathan Slowik also reached double figures with 10.
“On a more important note with the help and support from the Holton faithful and the hometown crowd we raised some were close to $1,500.oo to hand over to Team Connor.”
“ I want to thank all the many people that helped in supporting such a great cause.”
Team Connor is a funraising effort to help defray the cost of medical care for Hesperia student/athlete Connor VanBuskirk who is battling cancer.
A gofundme page has been started for Connor who has been receiving treatment for stage four Hodgkin's Lymphoma since being diagnosed last month.