Lion Long rips nets for 21 in losing effort
The Packers leapt out to a 101 lead but the Lions behind a stellar performance by freshman Jaylee Long worked their way back into the game and got to halftime trailing by 4.
The second half saw the visitors battle Fremont and finally knot the game halfway through the final period but the Pack held off the challenge and emerged with the win.
“This was a pretty evenly matched game and was close all the way to the final,” said Packer Coach John Krim. “We were able to hold Jaylee Long scoreless in the 4th behind a great defensive effort by Chloe Shriver.”
"It was a pretty good offensive game for both teams,” Lion Coach Nate Thomasma stated. “ Both teams played well in spurts. Both teams played a good hard clean game. Give credit to Fremont, they made the plays at the end of the game to pull it out."
Long finished with 21 including a quintet of triples while Sophia Frisbie knocked down 8 and Madison Bush added 6. Daisy Hagen led the Lions with 6 rebounds.
Calla Miller led a balanced Packer attack with a dozen points, Paige Vandenberg tallied 11, Anna Patenge scored 9, and Riley Sweet notched 8 for the hosts.
Fremont (5-4, 2-3) will host Grant while Newaygo (2-6, 1-3) will be at home against Tri County