Panthers, Cloud Fall Short
Fremont 65 Newaygo 46
The Lions stayed close for much of the game taking advantage of a turnover plagued first half by the Packers and the time spent on the bench by Logan Karnemaat because of foul trouble, but midway through the 3rd with the help of the hot hand of Braiden McDonald the hosts pulled away and iced the conference win.
McDonald finished with a team high 20 points and grabbed 7 off the glass while Karnemaat finished with 14 in limited minutes.
Joshua Zerfas dished off 7 assists while Calvin Miller collected 8 boards to go with his 8 points,. Julian Echavarria finished with 7 points for the Packers and Jaxx Miller came off the bench to nab 3 steals and fire off 4 assists.
“We did not rebound or execute well enough to beat a good Fremont team at their place,” said Lion Coach Joe Barrette.
Connor Swinehart led the Lions with 20 points and 8 rebounds.
The Packers are now 7-1 and 3-1 in league play with a matchup against Grant Friday on the Tiger home court.
Grant 65 Tri County 62
The visiting Tigers battled back from an 11 point deficit in the 4th quarter to defeat Tri-County, 65-62.
“We turned the ball over too much in the fourth quarter and there were some questionable no calls especially at the end of the game,” said Coach McCorkle.
“We were better from the line tonight (14/19) but we have to improve.”
Carter Chase led all scorers with 28, followed by Seth Schuitema with 14 and Brett Long with 11. Diesel Rose added 8 and Connor Vanderwilt sealed the game with 2 free throws in the final second.
Nick Braunschneider and Nick Poprawski both had 17 points apiece for the Vikes and Collin Kirkwood hit for 14.
Orchard View 78 Hesperia 36
The visitors from OV dominated from the start as they overmatched the Panthers in depth, size and athleticism to take the non conference win.
“The Cardinals are good, well balanced, have some size, great team speed, they’re all over the court and very well coached. Said Panther Coach Bolles. “They’ve only got one loss this season, they’re headed in the right direction, this could be a very promising year for them.”
Leading scorers for Hesperia were Ashton Arnold with 13 followed by Jacob Klemundt with 12.
OV was led by Davion Lane with 17 points , one of four Cardinals in double figures.
The Panthers fall to 0-8 on the season and are 0-3 in the CSAA Silver with a trip to Kent City on the docket for Friday.
Walkerville 77 White Cloud 65
The Wildcats picked up the non conference win on the road, pulling away from the Indians in the 4th.
Tough loss tonight,” said Coach Jones.”we played well enough to win.”
Steven Holt led the Indians in scoring with 24 points with Sam Vennema hitting for 17 and Jake Foster knocking down 16.