Photos by Alexis Mercer
Newaygo 60 Hesperia 45
The Lions leapt out to a 10 point lead after one but Hesperia regrouped and traded baskets with Newaygo in the second. Coming out of intermission with a 9 point lead the Lions pulled away in the third building the lead to 17 points entering the final frame.
Freshman phenom Jaylee Long led the Lions with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Madison Bush also totaled 7 boards and knocked down 13 points including a perfect 5-5 at the charity stripe.
Alexis Brocker turned in another solid game with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals and Daisy Hagen finished with 6 steals 5 rebounds.
The lions dominated the turnover wars forcing 30 while yielding just 13
"Overall, pretty happy with the effort, said Coach Thomasma. “It was the first time that we had our complete team back (injuries, sickness) since before Christmas."
“We got a little loose at times defensively but we played good enough to get the win.When we ran the offense, we got good looks at the hoop.
"We still have to rebound the ball better and play more consistent on defense."
Newaygo (3-10,1-7) will host Chippewa Hills (3-10, 1-7) Friday.
Fremont 48. Whitehall 40
Natalie Jamieson shook off the effects of a weekend illness to come off the bench and fire in a game high 18 points to help lead the Packers over the Vikings.
Fremont edged to a 4 point lead after one and inched it up to 6 by intermission. The defense held back a number of Whitehall runs in the second half to secure the win
It was a team effort that brought an end to the three game skid that began in Tri County when newcomer Brianna Noordyk went down with an injury and joined Bre Harris on the sidelines instead of on the hardcourt.
With Fremont struggling to score the past two games the offensive output was welcomed by Coach Krim.
“We had good ball movement tonight and finally started making some shots that we missed the last couple of games.”
Calla Miller continues to be a spark plug canning 11 points while dishing off a half dozen gifts to teammates and Anna Patenge popped in 8 for the Pack.
Sydney Noordyk was a force on the floor as she passed out a team high 8 assists, grabbed a quartet of steals and pulled down 4 rebounds.
Abby Seeger led the Viking visitors with 15 points.
Fremont (7-7, 3-5) will host Reed City (11-2, 6-2) Friday night.
Tri County 58 Orchard View 17
The Vikings ran over the Cards in this contest between former Lakes 8 rivals.
TC moved to 7-7 on the season with a balanced scoring attack that included 11 players making their way into the scorebook.
“It was a fun night,” said Coach Overbeek. “Everyone got to play a lot.We needed that sandwiched between games against the two top teams in our league.”
Tricia Slaven paced the offense with 11 points. Summer Longstreet hit for 9, Alicia Bowen finished with 8, Emma Overbeek 7, Taylor Reed 6 and Julia Bice 5
Tri County (7-7, 4-4) will take on the Cardinals (13-1, 7-1) at home this Friday.