Packers pound Tigers, Eagles fly past Panthers, MS comeback beats Cloud, Cats claw Red Devils
Fremont 62 Grant 29.
It was over quickly.
After Tiger Kirstyn Throop popped in the first bucket of the game Calla Miller hit a triple and scored off a steal, Haley Zerlaut nailed one from distance, Paige VandenBerg scored, and Natalie Jamieson dropped one in before Kassidy Doornbos got Grant back on the board. Kaitlynn Bennett resumed the Packer scoring followed by Briana Webber splitting from the stripe and another steal and score by Miller. That ended the first and the Pack were up 18-5.
The second began with two quick scores by VandenBerg and Chloe Shriver to make it 22-5. The Tigers scored the next 7 points all from the free throw line then a Jamieson basket and 2 steals and scores by Miller and the half ended with the hosts up 28-14.
The second half was more of the same as 5 Packers combined for 21 points in the third and then with the bench emptied they continued to build the lead in the final frame.
Miller finished with 17 points and a host of steals, VandenBerg scored 10 and grabbed 8 boards, Shriver hit for 8 points and Webber finished with 6 points courtesy of a pair of triples. Jamieson also scored 6 and Zerlaut added 5.
Doornbos and Sara Arends each finished with 7 points for the Tigers with Throop and Savannah Passage scoring 5 apiece.
Fremont (5-0, 6-3) will travel to Tri County Tuesday to take on the Vikes while Grant (3-2, 3-7) hosts Newaygo.
Kent City 63 Hesperia 17
The Eagles overwhelmed the Panthers with a 29-6 first quarter explosion to stay tied with Morley Stanwood atop the Silver standings.
Coach Grodus: “Kent City is a well coached team with experienced athletes. They hit 7 3 pointers in the first quarter. They certainly deserve to be rated #2 in the state.”
Emily Bayle led the Panthers with 10 points to go with her 2 steals and Emmi Tinkham hauled down 8 boards. Becci Castillo tallied a pair of assists for Hesperia.
Kenzie Bowers hit for a game high 17 points for the Eagles with Jenna Harrison (11) and Mikayla Loew (10) also reaching double figures.
Morley Stanwood 43 White Cloud 33
In a very physical contest the Cloud had the ‘Hawks on the ropes for much of the game as they led by as much as 10 points in the first half and reached the break up 20-13.
But they couldn’t hang on and by the early minutes of the fourth the hosts finally got in front and stayed there to remain undefeated and in a tie with Kent City for the top spot in the Silver.
White Cloud (2-2,5-4) will host WMC co-leader Hart on Tuesday while MS (3-0, 8-0) will battle for Silver supremacy with a visit to Kent City.
Lakeview 44 Holton 37
Other CSAA Games
Central Montcalm 62 Chippewa Hills 23
Big Rapids 45 Reed City 38