Morley Stanwood 70 White Cloud 48
The visitors showed why they are co leaders in the Silver as they took control early raining down triples from 3 different players in the first to take a 17-9 lead. A 14-2 run by the ‘Hawks in the second made it a 20 point game as Stepan Holt, Sam Venema and Dexter Cox scored to keep the Cloud in the game but MS kept their hosts at bay the rest of the night and secured their 15th win of the season against just 2 losses.
Next week White Cloud (3-6, 6-10) will visit undefeated Ravenna and finish up conference play at Lakeview.
Newaygo 76 Tri County 61
The Lions fell behind early trailing by 3 after one but the offense got hot in the second outscoring the Vikings 22-12 to go to intermission up 35-28
The visitors edged the lead to 10 after three and outshot their hosts in a final frame scoring flurry to secure the win and snap a 4 game skid.
Coach Barrette. “This was a good team win. We played together well and looked for each other in transition.”
Ashton Stephen knocked in 5 triples as part of his game high 25 points and Carlos Magana ruled the glass with 14 rebounds while dropping in 7 points. Fransisco Rios dished out 7 assists and scored a half dozen points and Wyatt Mortensen scored 17.
Newaygo (4-8, 5-11) hosts Grant and Reed City next week
Kent City 76 Hesperia 20
Coach Worcester: “As expected Coach Ingles and his team were very classy yet competitive. Our guys gave 100% effort the whole game. Our seniors have dug deep and put it all on the line each night. After the game I commended my team for the progression we have made on fundamentals. However, I reminded the seniors and underclassmen that we still have a few more games left and districts left to earn a win. I believe in these guys and I don’t think it’s too late to edge a win out.”
Freshman Armando Escobedo led the Panthers in scoring with 6.
Hesperia (0-9, 0-18) play at Morley next week
Holton 47 Lakeview 34
The Red Devils made it 3 in a row with a conference win over the Wildcats.
Lakeview put out a good effort in front of their fans but the visitors possesed far too many weapons for the ‘Cats to stay close.
Nathan Slowik led the Devs with 23 pints. while Drew Trygstad scored 8, Aidan Poling 7, Lukas Ramaekers 4, Wyatt Monette 3 and Austin Fowler 2.
Holton (6-3, 11-6) will visit Shelby and Kent City next week.
Hesperia/Kent City photo by Sue Harrison