Grant 44 Chippewa Hills 11
The Tigers came out with one mission Tuesday . Play tough defense.
Mission accomplished as they held the Warriors to 11 total points including two scoreless quarters in picking up the win.
“It was a great team effort,” said Coach Paulsen.
Cece Male has had the hot hand for the Tigers of late and against the Warriors she knocked down 6 triples on her way to a game high 20 points.
Tri County 53 Reed City 52
The Vikes took a lead early and stayed in front for much of the game but the Coyotes battled back to edge ahead and held a 3 point advantage in the final minute before Emma Overbeek knocked down a triple to knot the game at 50. Reed City came down and misfired but an offensive rebound and put them back in front with 24 seconds to go.
TC came down and faced a strong defensive stand until the final ticks when Tricia Slavens fired a pass to Alicia Bowen who shredded the nets with a buzzer beating three-pointer for the win.
"It was an unbelievable way to end an intense, emotion filled game,” said Coach Overbeek.” Our kids just kept battling. I'm so proud of our effort and the way we played through adversity tonight. “
TC avenged an early season loss to the Coyotes.
Slavens finished with 12 and Bowen hit for 11. Grace Miller and Emma Overbeek each tallied a half dozen while Dayoni Mahlich scored 4, Julia Bice 3, and Errin Kamp Summer Longstreet and Taylor Reed 2 apiece.
Tri County(9-8, 6-5) will travel to Grant Friday
Big Rapids 55 Newaygo 34
The Cardinals have lost but once this season and with Cardinal senior Jayla Strickland completing her goodye tour through the league in style it was looking to be an uphill climb for the Lions.
By halftime the Cards had built a 17 point lead. Newaygo came out hard in the third to gain ground on their hosts but could not get back into contention and dropped their second in a row.
"We played better tonight than we did last Friday,” said Coach Thomasma “”We had a cold shooting 2nd quarter and just couldn't dig out of that hole.
“Rebounding was the story of the night. We gave up too many second and third chance opportunities."
Jaylee Long led the Lions with 15 points and 3 assists. Sophia Frisbie hit for 6 points. While Madison Bush and Daisy Hagen tallied 4 apiece. Bush led the Lions on the glass with 7 boards.had 7 rebounds.
Strickland led Big Rapids with 21 points and 16 rebounds.
Newaygo 5-12 (2-10) will host Fremont Friday.