Chippewa Hills 36. Fremont 28
The Packers struggled on offense hitting on just 2 of 32 shots in the first half to reach intermission on the short end of a 17-9 score. The break didn’t seem to provide much relief as the visitors defense continued to contain the Warriors only to see the offensive output fall short again as the teams entered the final frame with CH up 23-14.
‘Believe it or not we moved the ball very well in the first half and had lots of opportunities to score but just could not put the ball in the basket,” said Coach John Krim. “Our defense was very good and keep us in the game.
Fremont’s offense came alive in the 4th and when Calla Miller drained a three pointer it pulled the team within 3 with a couple minutes left.
In the end the Packers could not get over the hump. A steal resulted in a missed layup then after putting CH at the line where they split for a 4 point edge Warrior Haley Mercer read a Packer pass and stepped up for the steal and a game deciding layup.
Chloe Shriver had 8 points Miller finished with 6 and Natalie Jamieson scored 5
Anna Patenge totaled 11 rebounds and 5 blocks.
“We hope to take our momentum from the 4th to our game against Whitehall
Fremont (6-7, 3-5) faces Whitehall at home Tuesday before returning to conference play against visiting Reed City on Friday.
White Cloud 58 Lakeview 45
Lakeview can be a tough place to play and Friday the fans turned out to pack the gym for their game against a surging Indian squad.The Wildcats were clear from the start about wanting to stop Hannah Brown throwing a box and one with the rover trailing her.
They didn’t figure, however, on Alexis Strait who scorched the Cats with 8 triples enroute to a 28 point performance.
And as far as shutting down Brown, she fired in three three pointers herself while draining 13 of her 16 attempts from the stripe and finishing with 26 points while dropping 8 dimes on her teammates and snaring 4 steals
Olivia Bowman battled against a huge Lakeview front line tearing down 6 crucial rebounds for the Cloud.
“Very proud of my team’s performance tonight,” said Coach Kurt Brown..
White Cloud(9-5, 4-2) will be tested on the road next Friday when they get a rematch with Kent City. The Eagles sit atop the Silver and only one team (MS) has finished closer than 25 points to them in conference play.
Central Montcalm 62 Tri County 33
After winning 4 of 5 since the break the Vikings hit a wall as the undefeated Hornets made them their 14th straight victim and remained a game ahead of Big Rapids in the Gold title race.
“When you play a good team and don’t play well, this is the result,” said TC Coach Chris Overbeek. “They are a very tough team to defend. And we turned it over way too many times in the half court tonight.”
Grace Miller finished with 10 points and Tricia Slavens added 7 for the Vikings (6-7, 4-4) who will head to Orchard View to face the Cardinals on Tuesday before returning to conference play to face another Cardinal team. This time from Big Rapids.