Grant 50 Reed City 30
The Tigers won their home opener as a pair of freshmen made their debuts memorable.
Julie Ashbaugh fired in 13 points and fellow frosh Chloee Chase pulled down 9 boards while dishing out a half dozen dimes to help deliver Coach Josh Delamater a win in game #1.
“The girls played a great first game given the circumstances,” said Delamater. “We had balanced scoring and the defensive effort was great from all of the girls!”
Trinity Swanson and Junior Jaycee Rider each hit for 11 points and Sara Arends knocked down 9.
The Tigers are scheduled to face Covenant Christian Wednesday on the Charger home court before traveling to Tri County Friday
Newaygo 49 Central Montcalm 32
Welcome back ladies.
The Lions picked up where they left off last March as they shookoff a pesky Hornet team in the second half and put the game on ice.
Jaxi Long burned the nets for 18 points adding 5 rebounds and 5 assists while Jaylee Long
Struck for 14 points and dished out a team high 9 assists. Emmerson Goodin worked the glass finishing with 10 boards and dropped in 8 points for good measure.
"Really happy with the effort tonight,” said Coach Nate Thomasma. “ With only one full contact practice before our first game, I thought we did as well as we could. Central Montcalm is a good and well coached basketball team so it was a good victory for us.”
Newaygo will visit Fremont Friday before taking on Shelby at Cornerstone University as part of their Weekend Showcase Saturday at 7pm.
Big Rapids 49 Fremont 24
The Packers struggled in the season opener, as Big Rapids came onto Fremont's home court and dominated the Packers 49-24. After leading early, the Packers fell behind late in a low scoring first quarter, and trailed 6-5 after one. In the second quarter, the Cardinals got their outside shooting going and scored several points on offensive rebounds and putbacks, to take a 21-12 lead into the half. The Cardinals tallied a 42-23 advantage on the boards for the game, including 18 offensive rebounds. The second half saw more of the same, as the Cardinals had a 13-7 advantage in the third quarter, and a 15-5 advantage in the fourth to set the final score.
Fremont was led on the evening by Kennedy Christoffersen, who came off the bench to score 7 points. Jessica Bennett had 5 rebounds.
Big Rapids was led by Ariana Costie with 11 points, Kate Langworthy and Megan Mackall had 9, and Rylie Haist finished with 8.
Morley Stanwood 51 Holton 14
The ‘Hawks took charge early and ran away from the Red Devils, MS went up 18-3 after one then held Holton scoreless in the second period to hit the locker room with a 39-3 edge.“We didn’t show up to play tonight,” said Coach Joey Mason.
Abby Fowler scored 5 points to lead the Devs.
The Wildcats of Lakeview come calling Friday night as the RD’s try to regroup.