Packers sweep Coyotes; Panthers, Devs split; Eagles clip Cloud twice
Fremont 41 Reed City 19
The Packers endured some lengthy scoring droughts with stifling defense in this game, leading 10-6 after one quarter, and 18-8 at the half, before a third quarter run put them ahead 33-13. The Packers outscored Reed City 8-6 in the last period to set the final score at 41-19. Paige Vandenberg and Kaitlynn Bennett led a balanced scoring attack with 8 points apiece while Calla Miller knocked down 7. Allison Duddles led the Coyotes with 9 points. The win improves the Packers' overall record to 9-4, 8-0 in the conference and they travel to Whitehall to play the Vikings on Tuesday.
Hesperia 47 Holton 30
A 3 point first quarter Panther lead expanded to a 20-8 margin by the break. The hosts were able to increase the margin to 16 entering the final frame. The Red Devils fired in more 4th quarter points than the previous three periods scoring 17 but the Panther lead proved too much to overcome and Hesperia held home court with their 3rd win in a row and 5th in the last 6 games.
Emily Bayle once again paced the panther scoring attack with 16 while pulling down a game high 13 boards. Emmi Tinkham dropped in a dozen and Becci Castillo also reached double figures with 10.
Hesperia (3-2, 6-6) will host Morley Stanwood on Wednesday while Holton (0-6, 2-10) will get a visit from Muskegon Heights on Tuesday.
Kent City 54 White Cloud 20
A 21-8 first quarter lead propelled the Eagles to their 6th straight win and kept them atop the Silver standings a game ahead of Morley Stanwood.
White Cloud (3-3,7-6) returns to action Monday when they host the Spartans of Mason County Central.
Fremont 58 Reed City 34
When Joshua Zerfas opened the scoring with a triple it gave the Packers a lead they held to the final buzzer
The Pack led 10-6 after one and hit the break with a 26-14 advantage.
“The beginning of the third quarter was as good as we have played in awhile and we were able to build a lead up to 45-24 after the third quarter and 56-26 lead with 5 minutes to go,” said Coach Zerfas.
Braiden McDonald led the scoring attack with 17 points, Tristan Campbell hit for an even dozen to go with his 12 rebounds and Chris Kennedy also fired in 12 points. Carter Moon finished with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Fremont (11-1, 8-0) will host Orchard View on Tuesday.
Holton 59 Hesperia 19.
All the players on Holton’s team scored. Chip and Cody Wright and Anthony Crabtree hit for 4 apiece, Joseph Mclean scored 3, Cameron Wackernagle had 2 and Austin Fowler scored his first varsity points of his career as a sophomore draining 5.
The Devs (4-2, 8-4) will travel to Fruitport Tuesday to take on the Trojans.
Kent City 68 White Cloud 48