Tri County 52 Chippewa Hills 36
The Vikings have struggled with falling behind early this year but Friday night on their home court they raced to a 17-7 advantage after one then outscored the Warriors in the second to head toi intermission with a 32-15 lead in hand.
The teams played even in the second half and the Vikes came away with their first conference win of the season.
"We got off to a great start, but were real complacent in the second half,” said Coach Overbeek.
Grace Miller canned 16 points to lead the offense while Dayoni Mahlich finished with 8. Jessica Thompson played well in the paint grabbing 7 rebounds.
On Tuesday Tri County (3-5, 1-2) hosts undefeated Reed City (7-0, 3-0) one of three teams without a loss atop the Gold Division.
“We are excited for the challenge," added the coach
White Cloud 42 Hesperia 31
The Indians evened their season record at 4-4 and picked up their second Silver win Friday night.
“It took us a half to shake the rust off from the long break but we kicked it in gear in the 2nd,” said Coach Kurt Brown.
Hannah Brown poured in 20 points and snared a pair of steals while Alexis Strait added 8 points, 2 steals, and 2 assists. Elexis Plotts collected 8 rebounds and Layna Yeiter provided a spark coming off the bench to hit for 7 points while taking down 7 boards.
Emily Bayle led Hesperia with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The Cloud will host the Cardinals of Mason County Eastern (2-3) Monday night.
Chippewa Hills 57 Tri County 42
The Vikings made a late run in the final period coming back to pull within 6 but the Warriors pulled away for the Gold Division win Friday.
“We were plagued by foul trouble for two of our key players all night ” said TC Coach Josh Delamater.
Hunter Merchant paced the offense with 13 points while Chase Jelinski grabbed 8 boards to go with his10 points.
Hesperia 59 White Cloud 58
The Indians took an early lead and were up by double digits halfway through the final period when the Panthers made a run to overtake their hosts in the final minute. The Indians scored to retake the top spot before Nathan Wybenga shook loose with 12 ticks on the clock for a clutch shot that proved to be the game winner.
Jacob Klemundt fired in a game high 29 points for the Panthers to go with his 10 boards and 5 steals. Wybenga finished with a dozen points and 4 rebounds.
Darrion Holland hit for a team high 20 points for the Cloud. Sean Kakoczki and Steven Holt dropped in 10 edach and Buck Seabrook fired in a trio of triples to finish with 9.
White Cloud (0-6, 0-3) will travel to Walkerville (4-3) Tuesday in search of win number one while Hesperia (2-4, 1-2) goes south to take on the Cardinals of Orchard View (2-4).