Devils Dominate District Opener
Robins double double helps send RD’s to semi final meeting with Hart
Coach Jordan: “I challenged my team after the way the game ended on Friday, Hesperia outplayed us in that second half.
“We wanted to limit Tinkham and unlike Friday we were able to keep her under wraps all night.
"Ryann Robins showed up huge for us tonight in regards to limiting her touches. A complete 180 from Friday. Really glad to see that as we need her to impact every game on both ends of the floor. Tonight she battled. Had 15 points and 13 boards but it was on the defensive end that I’m most pleased with. We had 10 girls get in the scores book tonight, June Newell’s 7 was second highest and Abby Fowler had 5 assists and 5 steals.
“Courtney Boes had 4 points 10 boards 4 steals, her effort tonight was off the charts... On one defensive position she dove out of bounds, saved the ball and got back up sprinted across to the other side of the floor to an immediate trap which led to a steal, just relentless.
“Tonight was fun, Wednesday is a whole other animal. Hart is a great team.. I've seen them in person this year. I went to that second Montague game, and they have developed a great culture there. They do several things well and have balance. I know they press and play an up-tempo style. Addi Hovey is a force regardless of the fact she is a freshman, great athlete and I was super impressed with Aspen Boutell she is a floor general. We are definitely the underdogs
"We will need our best game of the year, and will have to compete to the best of our abilities it's a great opportunity for this young team”
Cloud Takes District Opener
Strong second half sends team to semis
N3- We’ll let Coach Wilk describe the action
White Cloud 26 Ravenna 17
Coach Wilk: “What a game! As a coach you dream about holding opponents to low scoring quarters. After the 1st quarter they had yet to find the scoreboard. The only problem was we had only managed to put up a single point thanks to a Carsyn Scarlavai free throw.
"In the 2nd quarter Ravenna scored six points, and we managed five more points from the free throw line. The halftime score read 6 to 6. During halftime we made some adjustments, and we were able to get our offense moving. In the 2nd half we put up 20 more points and held Ravenna to 11.
"Leading the way for us tonight was Gaby Reeve with 11 and Carsyn Scarlavai with 9. Carsyn did a great job at putting us in position to win this game. We needed her to be our leader tonight, and she stepped up. It is hard to mention Carsyn tonight without mentioning Jaden Gomez. The play of the game came in the 4th quarter when a loose ball was kept alive by Abby Derks. Jaden then had to keep it alive by diving into our bench. She was able to save the ball while taking a chair to the ribs. The ball ended up in Carsyn's hands and she hit a three. It was at this moment I knew we were going to win this game.
"Down the stretch we took care of the ball, and we hit our shots from the free throw line. "
Next up on our slate is a 3rd game against Morley.
Grant Lifters Excel At State Meet
On Saturday February 26 the Grant Powerlifting team made its way to Lake Orion High School for the State Powerlifting meet. Grant had two Seniors qualify.
Treyton Railling competed in the 207 lb weight class. He came in seeded fifth and came out moving to a fourth place state finish. He lifted a total of 1245 lbs: 445 lb squat, 300 lb bench press, and 500 lb deadlift. All three lifts were personal records for Railling.
Teammate Jordan Fessenden competed in the 145 lb weight class. He came in seeded fourth and moved two spots to finish second place in the state. His lift total was 1040 lbs: 335 lb squat, 260 lb bench press, and 445 lb deadlift. Fessenden also posted personal records for all three lifts.
Although Grant only brought two lifters, they finished 18th out of 62 scoring teams because of the strong performance from both Seniors.
At Morley Stanwood
Monday Feb 28th
Montabella (6-13) vs. Lakeview (3-17)5:30pm
Ravenna (5-15) vs White Cloud (8-12) 7pm
Wednesday March 2nd
Montabella/Lakeview winner vs. Kent City 5:30pm
Ravenna/White Cloud winner vs. Morley Stanwood 7pm
Friday March 4th
This is most likely Kent City/Morley Round 3 in the finals.
Montabella and Lakeview get things started. I Don’t know much about the Mustangs except that they beat Lakeview by 10 midseason. The winner gets Kent City so there’s that.
Ravenna had lost 8 out of 9 and rarely came close in the losses.
Then the Bulldogs beat Holton who entered the game on a 6 game win streak.
Of course when your shooting is as ice cold like the Devils’ was that night 16 points won’t get you a lot of wins.
The Cloud could take this one. They have some players who will give The Dogs some trouble.
Then they get to meet up with Morley, a team that has outscored them by 72 points in their 2 contests.
Monday Feb 28th
Hesperia (2-15) vs. Holton (13-7) 5:30pm
North Muskegon (3-17) vs. Shelby (11-9) 7pm
Wednesday March 2nd
Hesperia/Holton winner vs. Hart (16-3) 5:30pm
North Muskegon/Shelby winner vs. West Mich Christian (14-4) 7pm
Friday March 4th
Holton, barring another 16 point performance, should defeat the Panthers again and advance to face a really good Hart team. The Pirates almost knocked off Kent City last week. Yeah, they’re that good.
After Shelby makes it a season sweep of the Norse, they go up against WMC
The Warriors have lost 4 times to 4 really good teams and have been close in 3 of those.
A season opening 16 point loss to Hart.
By Ken DeLaat N3 Sports
D2 At Comstock Park
Monday Feb 28th:
Comstock Park (9-11) vs, Fremont (4-16) 7pm
Wednesday March 2nd:
Sparta (18-2) vs, Grant (11-9) 5:30pm
Park/Fremont winner vs. Newaygo (19-1) 7pm
Friday March 4th: Finals 7pm
A tough District with Newaygo & Sparta seeded 1-2.
Sound familiar? The 2 teams have met in the last two finals, both won by the Lions.
Looming ahead in the Regionals would be a West Catholic team that has torn through the regular season behind a talented deep squad led by All Everything Abbey Kimball.
But first of course there are Districts.
In the opener it’s Pack vs. Park. In their last two games after what has been a difficult season, the Packers scored a season high 65 to beat Chip Hills then turned around and knocked off a pretty good Reed City team.
Park is at home. They beat a pretty good Calvin Christian team and a very good Wayland squad on that court. They were beaten twice by Sparta but they didn’t get run out of the gym like the Spartans have done to some other teams.
Noordyk has stepped up big time for the Packers. She has progressed into a solid player who looks to be a future force for Fremont. Zerlaut has undoubtedly attracted the attention of Panther Coach Hull and her staff so points from Witte and Bennett as well as Noordyke will be crucial to Fremont’s chances for success.
Tough hill to climb for the Pack but they’re a better team than their record.
Whether better enough to beat a tough team on their home court remains to be seen.
Sparta has put together a great season. They lost to Kent City and West Catholic but who hasn’t?
And they have a lot of players who have watched the Lions celebrate District titles after sending the Spartans home in the finals two years in a row.
Grant has been described as enigmatic. So much depends on their ability to make their run and gun offense work because while they have a lot of grit, they don’t have a lot of height so outside shooting is a premium need.
And they have players who can do it. Several players. Chase, Pleune, Rider, and Arends can heat up , Ashbaugh has done a great job getting some points off the glass, and Kruithof and Hance put in quality minutes.
They’ll need all that and more. The Spartans want that rematch with Newaygo and they know winning this one is the only way they’ll get it.
Monday’s survivor gets Newaygo.
The Lions have overcome a few tough starts to win handily, repeated as undefeated conference champions and suit up arguably the three best players in the conference. The Triumvirate of Newaygo basketball, Long, Goodin, and Fisk can take over a game.
Long’s long distance heroics have been well chronicled. She isn’t just a premier sharpshooter, she wears down opponents on both ends of the court with a deceptive kind of quickness that induces turnovers and leads to points. She has the best shot I have ever seen.
For opponents Fisk is a most unwelcome sight at center court during the Lion press. She thrives in the press and stakes out her territory daring anyone to approach her turf.. Defense may be her domain but Fisk can score and rebound while providing ample opportunities for breakaway points.
Goodin is not just an exceptional talent, she is an absolute warrior. She enters games with a focus on one thing…winning. And she knows how to do it. Always a good player she elevated her game during that tourney run last season and I couldn’t imagine her getting any better.
But she has.
There are no weaknesses in the starting lineup with Painter and Swinheart and while Welch has been first off the bench there are other options to help during the occasional foul trouble.
Friday Hoops Roundup
Reed City 71 Fremont 41
Coming off their forfeit to Newaygo after a bench clearing fracas in their previous game ehe Coyotes put on a defensive clinic in front of a raucous home crowd. Staking a 17-11 lead after one the hosts held the Packers to a half dozen points in the second to hit halftime with a 35-17 lead.
Coach Bowen: “Reed City was the bigger, stronger team and they played very hard and physical. We did not respond well to the physicality of the game and just did not compete hard enough,”.
Fremont ends their final CSAA conference season in second place at 11-3 (13-7 overall) 2 games behind Bg Rapids who repeat as Gold champs
Holton 56 Hesperia 28
The Red Devils raced to a 24-3 lead after one and never looked back as they wrapped up their conference season with a rivalry win over the Panthers
Coach Worcester: “Holton came out strong offensively and defensively as we expected. We knew it would be a tough game, but I felt our guys gave it their all for their last home game of the season. Our two freshmen continue to be the main effort of our offense the last two games and I’m proud of their improvement as well.”
Coach Swanson: “The guys came out ready to play in an important rivalry game. We're happy to get the W.”
Wyatt Monette once again paced the Devil scoring efforts finishing with 23 points while Bfett Hosmer hit for 11 and Carter Brant scored 9.
Ian Fox, one of the freshman Coach Worcester spoke of, fired in 10 points to lead the Panthers and Ethan O’Neill added 7 points.
Newaygo 74 Chippewa Hills 43
Newaygo was able to pull in front during the second quarter and take a 12 point lead at half. After intermission the Lions distanced themselves from the Warriors entering the final frame with a 20 point edge.
Coach Long: "This was a full team effort. The kids played hard and executed well throughout the game."
Bryce Decker led all Newaygo scorers with 20 points followed by Remy Wells and Jaden Osawabine who hit for 13 apiece and Josiah Long who dropped in a dozen.
Grant 84 Central Montcalm 47
The visiting Tigers used a balanced attack to defeat Central Montcalm.
Coach Schuitema: "The guys bounced back after a loss to Big Rapids on Wednesday. It was important for us to play a complete game on both ends of the floor tonight and we did."
Seth Schuitema led the team with 29 followed by Sawyer Carr with 16. Giovanni Follador and Lucas Swanson added 12 each.
Blake Guilford and Gabe Lewis scored 13 each to lead Central Montcalm.
Newaygo 63 Chippewa Hills 35
Holding a 15 point lead at the break the conference champion Lions exploded out of the locker room with a 20-3 run and cruised to the win.
Coach Thomasma: "Good win to end the season tonight. We couldn't buy a bucket in the first half but the girls continued to work hard and in the third quarter the shots began to fall. Very proud of the team for going 14-0 in the conference this year. That's always a tough accomplishment. With that, we know that starting tomorrow morning, everyone's record is 0-0 going into the postseason and we will treat it that way. We have a very tough district and we will need to play our best to compete."
Emmerson Goodin led the Lions with a triple double finishing with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 steals. Jaxi Long drained a game high 23 points while adding 5 steals, 4 assists and 3 rebounds to the stat sheet.. Barbara Toth came off the bench to fire in 8 points while grabbing 4 rebounds.
Fremont 44 Reed City 34
The Packers jumped out to a great start, outscoring the hosts 13-2 in the first quarter. An 11-10 advantage for Fremont in the second quarter made the halftime score 24-12. Reed City outscored Fremont 9-7 in the third quarter, but the Packers still enjoyed a 31-21 lead. Reed City still had a run left in them, though, and cut the lead to four at one point in the fourth quarter before a couple key baskets and made free throws sealed the win for Fremont.
Coach Zerlaut: "We had a very good start tonight. We shared the ball well on offense and really worked hard on the defensive end. We had a 24-4 lead at one point, but our effort faded a bit to close the half and we had some unforced errors on offense. That was kind of the same story in the fourth when Reed City cut the lead to four, but a clutch three-pointer by Sydney Moon and 6-9 from the free throw line for Haley Zerlaut in the quarter allowed us to open the lead back up a bit."
Zerlaut led Fremont with 17 points, 5 assists, and 5 steals. Kaitlynn Bennett had 6 points and 5 steals, while playing very good post defense. Eight different Packer players scored in the game. Reed City was led by Christina Malackanich with 13 points and Kyleigh Weck with 8.
Fremont concludes the regular season with a 3-17 record, 3-11 in the CSAA Gold conference. They travel to Comstock Park to face the hosts in district play on Monday.
Grant 49 Central Montcalm 36
Coach Delamater: “We had another slow start, not as bad as the first game, but down 7-12 after one. Our scoring in the second wasn’t much better, but we were able to clamp down on defense and went into half up 18-17. We turned up full court pressure in the second and (Julie) Ashbaugh exploded for 3 straight buckets right away. CM played tough the rest of the way, but we kept our composure for the 49-36 win.
Ashbaugh led the Tigers with 15 points while Chloee Chase dropped an even dozen.
KC 50 WC 24
Coach Wilk: “Tonight, we could not get our offense moving. In the first half we missed some easy shots that would have kept this game closer. Defensively, I think we had the right idea to slow Kent City down. We just needed to hang on to the ball better. Carsyn Scarlavai led us with 10 points. Gaby Reeve added 6 and Jaden Gomez had 5. On Monday we travel to Morley to play Ravenna.
Holton 42 Hesperia 31
The Devils notched the win in this rivalry contest but it didn't come easy.
Coach Jordan: “Good to close out the week and season with a win against your rival, but this wasn’t our best performance.Our game plan was to limit (Emmet)Tinkham from touching the ball, We did a decent job of that in the first half limiting her to four points, but it fell apart in the second half, she got plenty touches and thru these touches she got hot, scoring 18 second half points and finished with 22. Some were very tough shots and we can live with those but not happy that she was getting whatever she wanted in the second half.
“We must do better on Monday when we play them again on limiting those touches.”
CoachGrodus: “We played our best game of the year against a quality opponent. I am really proud of the effort, intensity and hustle our team showed tonight. Just like they have all year, our team never gave up and played hard for the entire game.”
June Newell and Alanna Cregg led the Devil offense with 10 points each while Ryan Robins hit for 8 points and gathered in 10 boardsCourtney Boes had another active night with 5 points 6 boards 5 assists and 4 steals.
Tinkham added a dozen boards to her 22 points and Emma Joppich took 10 off the glass.
Friday Basketball Preview
By Ken DeLaat
Newaygo at Chippewa Hill
8 times this season the Warriors failed to score more than 25 points including the 17 they managed against the Lions a couple weeks ago.
I don’t see anything to indicate they will break their 17 game losing streak in this one.
Fremont at Reed City
The Coyotes get back on the court with a chance to avenge an earlier loss to Fremont on the Packer home court.
There is a slim (very slim) chance the Pack could share the title if Tri County finds a way to upset BR but they have to win this one against a good team in the toughest venue in the conference. They had the ‘Yotes number the first time and the matchups will likely be the same.
We’re hoping the result will be as well.
Grant at Central Montcalm
The enigmatic Tigers scored exactly half the points (46) in their last outing as they scored in their previous outing (92). It doesn't seem likely they will struggle to score in Stanton but getting a couple of hot hands early certainly wouldn’t hurt.
Holton at Hesperia
The Red Devils haven’t lost a conference game to any team not named Kent City. Nothing here to indicate that will change.
White Cloud at Kent City
Coach Jones’ team will give it all they've got, but they are playing the leagues best on the road. The Eagles lost a non-con game to Montabella this week but they haven’t lost 2 in a row all season and that is not likely to change here.
Newaygo at Chippewa Hills
The Lions will head to Districts on a winning note and this one should give their bench some minutes to prepare for the tourney.
Fremont at Reed City
The Packers scored a season high 65 points their last time out. Cellar dwelling Chip Hills also scored their season high (60) in that game
A bit more defense and the continued emergence of Noordyk as one of the primary scoring threats will help here and the Packers can head to District play in Comstock Park with their first 2 game win streak.
Grant at Central Montcalm
Should the Tigers regain the offense that has been missing this past week they should be able to finish the regular season on a high note.
They will need that momentum as they will be facing one of the region’s top teams when they meet up with Sparta next Wednesday.
Holton at Hesperia
Part of a 2 game series between long time rival schools. The first is the regular season finale and the second is the District opener.
The Devs are young and can be prone to inconsistency at times but nothing points to anything but a sweep here.
White Cloud at Kent City
The Cloud has improved a good deal this season. Not enough to hope for an upset against an Eagle team priming for a lengthy playoff run, but improved nonetheless.
U-G-L-Y, Tigers Got No Alibi
Story and photos by Mike Gesler
Grant 46 Big Rapids 75
Grant has been a hit-and-miss team all season. The Tigers can either light up the boards for seventy plus points a game, or they struggle to put up 55 points. Because of that, they are sitting in the middle of the conference with a 7-5 (9-7) record with four games to go. However, last week was a big week for the Tigers as they beat both Newaygo County rivals. First they went to Fremont, and played spoiler to the Packers probability of a shared conference title. Next, they came home to put a ninety-two point bruising on Newaygo. So while tonight’s game against the Big Rapids Cardinals, who are sitting first in the conference, wouldn’t mean a whole lot except to Fremont; a win would be a huge confidence booster for the Tigers especially before going into the playoffs. The last time these teams faced each other was up in Big Rapids, and it was a night that the Tigers struggled to find the net. Tonight, however, the Tigers were on friendlier confines.
Let’s be honest because truthfully there is not a lot to say here. The first quarter, and maybe the fourth quarter, there was a game. The two quarters in between…not so much. The Tiger’s confines turned out to be not so friendly. The difference in the first quarter was a couple three pointers from Big Rapids, some bad turnovers from Grant, and some missed layups that Grant probably should have made. Even then, the Tigers only trailed by four. “We needed a couple of those buckets in the first quarter to go, and first half to go, to be in the game,” stated Coach Schuitema.
The second quarter and especially the third quarter conversely were not the Tigers finest hour. As I stated up top, this team has been hit-and-miss all season. Tonight however was not that team. It was something different. It was like the karma gods came out in vengeance to give Grant a taste of what they did to Newaygo this past Friday. Big Rapids shot the lights out and owned the boards while Grant couldn’t put one in to save themselves. It didn’t matter if they were standing under the net or shooting a short six foot jumper. The. Ball. Wouldn’t. Drop. And while Carr and Barnhart battled hard on the boards, the ball always seemed to take that little extra bounce sending itself into Cardinal hands. Nothing, absolutely nothing, went Grant’s way.
Credit to Grant. The players never gave up. They were exasperated, but they didn’t quit. By the time the karma gods finished with their little spirited spree, it was all these Tigers could do but to shake their heads in disbelief and humor themselves. Let’s hope that is the last we will see of these vexatious sprites.
“To Big Rapids credit, they showed why they are the league champions. They shot the ball kind of like we did last Friday,” stated Schuitema. “They’ve got a lot of shooters. They work really hard on defense. They put a lot of pressure on you. So as you can see with us, we had to work really hard to get even an open look. And even at that open look, you still kind of had to hurry your shot. I think that definitely impacted us. The guys kept working, kept their chins up, and we have to have a short memory on this one and just move on.”
Two Tigers shot double digits tonight. Seth Schuitema with eighteen, and Sawyer Carr with twelve. Mason Woodard put up five, Zach Barnhart shot four, Lucas Swanson hit for three, and Chase Geers and Giovanni Fallador both added two. The Tigers will hit the road for their final conference game on Friday to face Central Montcalm before returning home next Tuesday in a match up against West Catholic.
Cardinals Peck Away At Tigers
Story and photos by Mike Gesler
Grant 38 Big Rapids 49
The Grant Tigers and Big Rapids Cardinals entered into tonight’s contest with a chance to take second place alone in the CSAA Gold Conference. Both teams are tied at an 8-4 conference record, but Big Rapids currently has the better of the overall records. A Tiger win tonight would almost guarantee a second place finish, although Grant would still need to beat Central Montcalm on Friday night. The last time these two teams met up in Big Rapids, the Tigers struggled with finding the net, but managed to pull out a six point victory. Now it was the Cardinals' turn to try to steal one from the Tigers’ home court, and show why they should own second in the conference.
It did not start out well for the Tigers. “That first quarter just killed us,” stated Coach Delamater. “I mean we worked against their press, but you can’t replicate with our team their size. Their length is just something we don’t have top down, and so when we go into practice and we try to replicate that, that's just extremely hard for us; and that frustrated us right at the beginning.”
That full court press helped the Cardinals jump out on an eight point run before Julie Ashbaugh found the net for two and got things started for Grant. Nonetheless, that press and the turnovers created by it still confounded the Tigers through the quarter. By the time the first quarter closed, the Cardinals had pecked away a seven point margin on the Tigers.
The second quarter was almost identical to the first as once again Big Rapids racked up an eight point run before Sara Arends found two. The difference this time was that Grant was finally starting to find their game and adjust to Big Rapids’ press. For the remainder of the quarter, even with Ashbaugh out in early foul trouble, the Tigers held the Cardinals to just four points. “Once we kind of got into the rhythm, got them out of that, I thought we played them pretty even for the rest of the game, but you can’t overcome that stretch right there. We battled hard. I was impressed how they played after that,” shared Delamater.
The Cardinals had pecked out an eleven point advantage to start the second half. That is basically where it remained for the rest of the game. When Grant could control the tempo and rhythm of play, they would slowly eat away at Big Rapids’ lead. However, Big Rapids would simply take advantage of their size, slow the game down, and swing the lead margin back to where it was before. In the end, Big Rapids walked off the court in sole possession of second in the conference.
“I asked them in the locker room if the seniors felt like they left it all on the floor tonight, and they said they for sure did,” expressed Delamater. “One of the things that they said, we were talking about the season in general, they said pretty good season for a bunch of five eight and under girls.”
Yes. Yes it was.
Despite her early foul trouble, Julie Ashbaugh led the Tigers efforts tonight with ten points followed closely by Chloee Chase with nine. Jocee Pleune put up seven, and Jaycee Rider helped with five. Sara Arends contributed four, Jocelyn Kruitoff two, and Jayci Hance had one. The Tigers can take sole possession of third in the conference with a win against Central Montcalm on Friday night at Central Montcalm. They then will face Sparta in Comstock Park on Wednesday evening for their opening game in the State playoffs.
Fremont 78 Chippewa Hills 41
The Packers took care of business in Remus. The Warriors stayed close in the first quarter trailing by 4 after one but by halftie the visitors stretched the lead to 14 and owned the game after intermission. The win kept them a game behind Big Rapids who posted a win over Grant to clinch a tie for the Gold title.
Coach Bowen: “I thought we did some good things on both ends tonight. We played really hard, and to their credit, so did Chip Hills.”
Jordon McDonald returned to form with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Logan Nelson had 12 points, 4 assists and 2 steals and Chaz Miller added 13 points, 4 steals and 3 assists.
The Pack (11-2, 13-6) winds up their conference schedule Friday with a visit to Reed City.
Fremont 65 Chippewa Hills 60
In a close game much like the one played earlier this season at CH the Packers prevailed at home coming back from a 4 point deficit entering the final frame to pull out the win behind some timely baskets and late game success at the charity stripe.
Coach Zerlaut: "It wasn't pretty, but the girls found a way to win. We really struggled defensively tonight to stop Chip. Credit to them for continuing to attack the basket and expose our defense. We committed 22 fouls to their 15, and they had a 35-12 advantage in free throw opportunities. Wins haven't been plentiful for us this season, but I was really glad the girls found a way to get it done in the fourth quarter and was happy for our seniors to walk off the floor for their final home game with a win."
Khaila Noordyk was on fire in the first half dropping 14 of her team high 18 points while taking charge on the glass with 9 boards.. Haley Zerlaut hit for 14 points dished out 9 assists and grabbed 6 steals and Mia Witte also reached double figures finishing with 13 points. Jessica Bennett pulled down 6 rebounds to go with her 9 points.6 rebounds.
The Packers finish the regular season Friday at Reed City, before beginning district play on Monday night against Comstock Park.
Newaygo 40 Reed City 24
The Coyotes gave the Lions a game in the first half as the teams hit intermission with Newaygo clutching a 2 point lead.
The second half was a different story as the Gold champs ran away from the Warriors to stay undefeated in conference play.
Coach Thomasma: "Tough win tonight for us tonight. Reed City out hustled us a bit in the first half and we were sloppy with the basketball. Second half was a different story. We took care of the ball and didn't give them any easy buckets. I thought Emmerson really took over in the third quarter and sparked us a bit. We played really well defensively the whole game and that really kept us in it.
"Last game for our four Seniors at Newaygo (Goodin, Swinehart, Fisk and Long). They will go out having not lost a home game in over two years which is a tremendous accomplishment. These girls are not only great players and leaders, but great people. Very smart and also mentally and physically tough. Hopefully we can keep getting better as Districts approach next week.
Emmerson Goodin led the Lions with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 7 steals. Kayla Fisk chipped in 13 points to go along 4 steals. Jaxi Long had 8 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals.
Newaygo (13-0 , 18-1) winds up their conference schedule with a visit to Chip Hills Friday before heading to Comstock Park next Wednesday to face the survivor of the Fremont/Park matchup.