The Newaygo/Reed City and Hesperia/Morley Stanwood games were postponed.
Fremont 67 Chippewa Hills 41
The Warriors went into a 4 corner stall to start the game but it didn’t matter much as Braiden McDonald got things started with a steal and a dunk and the Pack built a 24-8 lead by the end of the first quarter.
With a 52-13 advantage at intermission Coach Zerfas sat the starters the second half and the Packers kept their season record spotless while holding onto first place at the midway point of the conference season.
Martin Curiel knocked down 20 points to lead the visitors while Braiden McDonald finished with 17 .
Fremont (7-0, 10-0) heads for the lakeshore Tuesday to face the Vikings of Whitehall.
Grant 50 Big Rapids 33
January has been a good month for the Tigers.
Entering the New Year with a 1-5 mark Grant has won 4 out of 5 since the calendar changed and that loss was a nail-biter on the home floor of the league leaders.
Friday they did something they haven’t done in quite awhile-win on the Cardinal home court.
The Tigers edged out to a 15-13 lead after one and pushed their advantage to 9 points by the half. Keeping the defensive pressure on the Cards the visitors built a 43-28 lead entering the final frame and secured the win in the fourth.
Carter Chase led all scorers with 17 points and Seth Schuitema ripped in a dozen while Elliott Butchart hit for 9 and Brett Long added 7.
The Gold has become a 3 team race at the midway point of the conference schedule and the Tigers (5-2, 5-6) will face second place Central Montcalm next Friday looking to avenge an early season 2 point road loss to the Hornets.
White Cloud 57 Lakeview 46
The Cloud used a balance scoring attack to give them back to back wins for the first time this season and match their victory total from last year.
“It was a total team win tonight,” said Coach Jones.
Four WC players finished in double figures led by Alex Elder with 13 points and followed by Steven Holt (12), Sam Venema (11), and Jake Foster (10) White Cloud (2-3, 4-5) will look to make it 3 in a row Tuesday when they host the Warriors of Chip Hills.
Kent City 80 Holton 55
The Eagles held onto the top spot in the Silver taking a 41-28 lead at the break and continuing to fill the basket in the second half to run away from the Red Devils.
Aidan Poling hit for 14 points to lead a balanced scoring night for the Devs with Nathan Slowik dropping in 13, Drew Trygstad draining a dozen.Lukas Ramaekers added 9 and Wyatt Monette put up 7.
Eli Carlson and Max Hudson finished with 22 points each for KC.
The loss snaps a 4 game winning streak for Holton (3-2, 6-4) who will host the Pirates of Hart on Monday.
Fremont 56 Chippewa Hills 21
After a slow start offensively, the Packers hit some key shots to hold a 16-8 lead after one. They proceeded to blow it open in the second spinning off a 17-1 run to reach the break with a commanding 33-9 lead.
The visitors continued to roll in the second half, getting contributions from all 13 players.
Chloe Shriver led Fremont in scoring with an even dozen.Paige VandenbBerg pulled down 10 boards to go with her 9 points while Kaitlynn Bennett added 7 rebounds. Ten different players scored for the Packers in the game and the team went a perfect 13 of 13 at the free throw line on the night.
Fremont (7-0, 8-3) remains on top of the conference standing a game ahead of Big Rapids and will host the D1 GR Union Red Hawks on Tuesday.
Big Rapids 42 Grant 15
The Cardinals overwhelmed their visitors using full court pressure to jump off to a 17-4 lead after one.
The Tigers never recovered. By halftime it was 28-9 and the Cardinals cruised to the win that would keep them in second place one game behind the league leading Packers.
It was the 4th consecutive loss for the Grant (3-4, 3-9) all in conference play. They will try to regroup Friday when they host Central Montcalm.
Kent City 61 Holton 21
Coach Mason: “ We lost to a very talented Kent City team tonight. Hats off to a very talented very well coached team who showed great character and class with their win tonight.
“The Holton girls fought every second of the game, playing their hearts out until the final buzzer. I am very proud to be the coach of a team that kept fighting when their backs were against a wall.”
Madi Bassett led the Devs with 9 points. Kenzie Bowers hit for 17 to pace the Eagle attack.
The win keeps Kent City (5-0, 11-1) on top of the Silver.
Things don’t get any easier for the Red Devils (0-5, 2-8) who will visit Walkerville Tuesday to take on the 11-1 Wildcats.
White Cloud 65 Lakeview 22