Morley Stanwood 42 White Cloud 35
Long time rivals took the court in White Cloud and for 3 quarters the Indians held back the Mohawks, maintaining a slim lead heading into the final frame.
Then came what Coach Brown termed “the dreadful 4th quarter”.
The visitors inched past the Cloud then took control with an 11-3 run to emerge with a hard fought victory.
We had our chances but couldn’t finish down the stretch,” said Brown.”The Mohawks toughness showed.”
The Indians were paced by Alexis Strait with 10 points. Carsyn Scarlavai chipped in 9 points and 4 steals. Emily Hodges added 7 points. Cassie Watson chipped in 5 points with 8 rebounds.
Brooke Brauher had 17 points and 13 boards for the ‘Hawks
Holton 59 Lakeview 30
The Red Devils moved into the win column with a conference victory over Lakeview
Ryann Robins ripped the nets for 17 points and Leah Fox added 11 in the home win.
“Great team effort tonight,” said Coach Mason. “Our team played with a very high energy level for most of the game.”
Robins came up big and really made it tough for them offensively, Fox drove the ball very well tonight and (Gianna) Reed stepped up big and played every spot on the court. It was like we needed her to play point guard one series then we needed her to play the 5 and she didn’t skip a beat.”
Holton faces White Cloud Tuesday on the Indian home court before hosting the Bulldogs of Ravenna Wednesday
Kent City 85 Hesperia 25
The Panthers ran into the high flying offense of the Eagles as KC ran off to a 32-5 lead after one and hit halftime holding a 41 point advantage.
“Our team played hard tonight but we couldn't match the intensity and talent of Kent City,” said Coach Grodus.
Emily Bayle (9pts) and Emmi Tinkham (6) led the Panthers in scoring as well as on the glass with Bayle pulling down 8 and Tinkham 6.
Four Eagle players reached double figures led by Kenzie Bowers with 20. Freshman Maddie Geers hit for 18 while Jenna Harrison and Kierra Flegel dropped in 16 apiece.
Hesperia (0-2) is scheduled to travel to Morley Stanwood on Friday.
Tri County 58 Grant 43
Grant 64 Tri County 58
Trailing by 3 at the half the Tigers came out of the locker room on fire as they went on an 18-6 run to take charge of the game and hold off the Vikings for the win.
Jed VanderWeide paced the Tiger attack with 20 points while Cole Lesley hit for 11 and Orion Evans dropping 10.
Grant (2-0) was to face Sparta on Saturday before resuming conference play at Fremont on Tuesday.
Morley 60 White Cloud 34
The “Hawks built a 32-14 lead by halftime and cruised to even their record at 1-1.
“We ran into a buzz saw Friday night,” said Coach Jones. “ Morley out played and out hustled us on both ends of the floor. We are still learning how to compete every time we touch the floor.”
Sam Venema, Jared Watson and Mason Ruether each scored 7points and Dexter Cox added 6.
The Indians (1-1) play three in three days next week with visits from Holton Tuesday and Hart Wednesday before a trip to Lakeview Thursday.
Holton 60 Lakeview 26
The Red Devils rolled to their second win with a convincing home victory over the ‘Cats.
“Tonight was a good step toward consistency on the defensive end and a much more efficient night offensively, “ said Coach Swanson.
Aidan Poling fired in 22 points to go with 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Wyatt Monette netted 16 points while Brodrick Fialek hit for 8 and Kevin Erickson 6. Erickson added 4 assists as well.
The Devs were to face Comstock Park Saturday before returning to Silver play Tuesday when they visit White Cloud to face the Indians
Kent City 78 Hesperia 17
The Eagles are focused on chasing the title that eluded them last season and they put their firepower on display in a dominating with over the Panthers
“Our team is struggling to get our offense going,” said Coach Worcester. “The second half tonight some of our guys began to gain their confidence. I'm hoping their confidence continues on to our next game against Walkerville on Monday.”
Riley Taylor led the Panthers in scoring with 6.
Photos by Sue Harrison