Girls-Curnett Connects, Bees Too Much For Lions
Boys: ‘W’ Goes To Cloud: Packers Clip Cards, Lions Fall Short
Fremont 53 Big Rapids 46
The Packers held a 3 point advantage over the Cards with just over a minute left on the clock when Avery Curnett launched one from beyond the arc and found nothing but net. The triple gave the visitors the breathing room they needed to keep BR at bay and secure the conference win.
The game saw the lead exchange hands several times with the Cardinals inching ahead by 2 heading into the final frame. The Packers ran off 2 points in the quarter led by Natalie Jamieson who drained 10 of her team high 14 points down the stretch.
In a balanced scoring attack Calla Miller hit for 11 Chloe Shriver dropped in 10,Paige Vandenberg finished with 9. Vandenberg also rejected a quartet of Cardinal shots and pulled down 9 boards. Curnett finished with 7 points and Jamieson nabbed a half dozen steals.
The Packers (3-1, 2-0) hit the road again Tuesday traveling to Ludington to take on the Orioles (3-1)
Central Montcalm: 60 Newaygo: 47
The Lions battled a tough Hornet team on the road but the hosts pulled away in the fourth to secure the conference win.
Jaxi Long led Newaygo with 22 points and 5 rebounds while Jaylee Long added 13 points and 4 assists.
Newaygo (2-1, 1-1) will head north to take on long time rival White Cloud (3-1) on Wednesday
Grant 41 Reed City 40
Tri County 40 Chippewa Hills 35
Morley Stanwood 49 Holton 28
Fremont 54 Big Rapids 44
In what Coach Pete Zerfas called a very physical game the Packers took a 10 point led into the fourth before holding off a late Cardinal charge to capture a key conference game.
Carter Moon and Logan Karnemaat iced the game late at the charity stripe with Moon dropping 5 and Karnemaat hitting a pair.
Moon led the team with 15 points while Karnemaat took a doen boards down to go with his dozen points.
It was the first win for Fremont at the Cardinal nest in 5 years.
The Packers (5-1, 1-1) will resume conference play on January 4th when they host Central Montcalm.
Central Montcalm 67 Newaygo 64
The Lions built an 8 point lead by intermission but the Hornets came out of the locker room fired up and hitting shots while the Lion offense caught a chill. The hosts pulled ahead by 3 going into the 4th and held back Newaygo to take the conference contest.
"The tougher more physical team won tonight," said Lion Coach Joe Barrette.
Connor Swinehart led the visitors with 22 points and 10 boards while Kade Bhuyan dropped in 14 and grabbed a half dozen steals.
White Cloud 55 Hesperia 39
One team was going to come away from this contest with win number one and at buzzers end it went to the Cloud.
“Proud of these young men,” said Coach Bob Jones. “The entire team contributed to this win.”
The Indians jumped out to a 9 point lead after one and built it to a dozen by the half.
Steven Holt led the way with 22 points while Sam Venema hit for 15 and Jake Foster added 9.
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The Panthers (0-5, 0-2) will visit Walkerville (4-1) on Monday evening while White Cloud (1-5, 1-1) travels to Newaygo on Tuesday.
Reed City 56 Grant 42
The Tigers held a 4 point lead at intermission with the Coyote offense struggling to find the basket.
Then came the second half.
The hosts came alive pouring in 22 points in the third and another 20 in the fourth to pull away from the Tigers and take the conference win.
Seth Schuitema led Grant with 11 while Brett Long hit for 9. Robert Rose finished with 8 with Carter Chase and Connor Vanderwilt notched 7 apiece.
Grant (3-2, 1-1) will visit Sparta (4-1) on Tuesday.
Chippewa Hills 69 Tri County 58