Newaygo 53 Chippewa Hills 40
Newaygo built a 30-14 lead by halftime and held off the Warriors to capture the win and even their conference record at 1-1 (2-2 overall).
Four Lions reached double figures in scoring with Jaylee Long pacing the group with 13 points. Lily Ruehmeier knocked down 11 while Madison Bush and Alexis Brocker finishied with 10 apiece. Bush, Brocker and Daisy Hagen each pulled down 8 boards.
The charity stripe proved to be a friendly site as the Lions converted 70% of their shots there.
"Really happy with the win tonight,” said Coach Nate Thomasma. “We hadn't practiced in two days because of all the bad weather and the girls persevered and played well.
“ It was a great team win for us and now we need to get ready for White Cloud on Tuesday for our annual Hoops for Hope game. Hannah Brown is one of the best players in the area and their team is well coached and always plays hard.”
Reed City 42 Fremont 37
The Packers lost more than a game Friday night. They also lost the services of their potent point guard and defensive wizard Bre Harris to the two broken bones in her wrist with just over a minute remaining in the game.
Playing up in Coyote country the visitors forged a 28-17 lead at the break led by Calla Miller who fired in 11 points and Harris who hit for 9.
Then the shooting woes began.
The game was a tale of two halves,” said Packer Coach John Krim. “ We handled their pressure very well in the first half and made them pay for pressuring us.
“The second half we couldn't score and couldn't stop them.”
Foul trouble put paint players Anna Patenge and Natalie Jamieson on the bench for extended rests and both fouled out early in the 4th quarter.
The Coyotes cut into the lead and went up by 3 early in the 4th before Miler drilled a pair of buckets to put the Pack up by a point. The ‘Yotes answered with a basket then Harris hit a put-back to regain the lead. RC scored twice more to go up 3 then Harris was knocked down on a layup and came up with the injured wrist.
With time running out the Packers fouled the Coyote player who had missed 7 consecutive free throws but she stuck both and Reed City remained undefeated.
Miller finished wth a game high 15 points adding 4 steals while Harris finished with 9 boards 8 steal and a dozen points.
Kamryn Myers paced Reed City with 11 points while Emily Libey added eight.
Big Rapids 46 Tri County 35
Despite falling behind by a dozen points early on the Vikings battled their way back into the game pulling within 2 points but the Cardinals regrouped to hold off the visitors and remain undefeated 6 games into their season.
“We dug ourselves a hole that we just couldn’t climb out of,” said Viking Coach Chris Overbeek. “We will change some things up for Tuesday and see if we can’t start quicker”.
Grace Miller and Tricia Slavens each finished with 7 points for the Vikes while Emma Overbeek hit for a half dozen.
The Vikings (1-3, 0-2) will be home Tuesday to face Morley Stanwood (3-3, 2-0 ) in a cross conference game.