Newaygo 70 Shepherd 49
Newaygo won its sixth game in a row behind a stellar performance by the Long sisters as Jaylee led all scorers firing in 27 points to go with 4 steals and 5 dimes while Jaxi canned 21 points and dished out a trio of assists.
The Lions held a 9 point advantage at intermission then opened it up in the third to build a 20 point gap over the Bluejays and cruise to the win.
Coach Thomasma: "Pretty good game overall for us. We shot the ball well and tightened up defensively in the second half and were able to create some easy points on the other end."
Emmerson Goodin had another strong night in the paint dropping in 9 points and snaring 6 off the glass.
Newaygo now 13-6 wll wrap up their regular season by hosting Whitehall Thursday at 7pm. The Vikings have sailed to 14 wins in their last 15 games. The Lions begin District Play Wednesday March 6th in Grant where they will face the winner of Fremont/Comstock Park
Fremont 53 Shelby 32
The Packers took a 12-7 lead after one but when early foul trouble sent some key players to bench the Tigers fought back to knot the score at 22 by intermission.
Then the Packer sharpshooters got into action with four different players canning it from distance to propel the visitors into a 12 point lead going into the final frame.
Coach Krim: “Torey Reichert-Slater had her best game of the year to lead us in the first quarter with 6 points going a perfect 3 for 3 from the field and finishing 4-4 for the game. We played some of our best basketball on both ends of the court in the 2nd half to put the game away.”
Calla Miller hit for a team high dozen points while Natalie Jamieson, Paige Vandenberg and Reichert-Slater dropped in 8 apiece. Avery Curnett fired in 6 points and Haley Zerlaut finished with 5.
Fremont wraps up their regular season with a 12-8 mark and will begin District play Monday when they travel to Grant to face the Panthers of Comstock Park (13-5). Game time 5:30pm
Grant 41 Manistee 35
The Tigers concluded their regular season at 12-8.
Grant will be the host team for District play and they open with a 7pm Monday matchup with the Broncos of Coopersville.
White Cloud 45 Hart 40
Ravenna 42 Holton 31
Hesperia 47 North Muskegon 40