Teams head for next week’s districts
Central Montcalm 65 White Cloud 42
One of the state’s elite teams came to the Cloud for a visit and capped off their regular season record with their 20th win against no losses.
”Central Montcalm proved to be as good as advertised,” said Indian Coach Kurt Brown.
The Indians battled for 3 quarters but the 2nd quarter proved to be their demise when the Hornets buzzsaw ran off a 24-7 advantage.
White Cloud was led by sharp shooter Hannah Brown with 27 points including firing in 6 from long range, while grabbing 4 steals and passing out 4 assists.
It was another record breaking night for Brown as she became the all time leading scorer, boys or girls, in White Cloud History with 1,595 points.
Alexis Strait added 6 points and 4 assists and Cassie Watson took 7 off the glass for the Indians who open district play next Wednesday facing off with the winner of Hart vs Hesperia @ Hesperia.
Whitehall- 47 Newaygo 41
The Lions battled a Viking team who came into the game having won 14 of their last 15 games. Newaygo held a 2 point lead as the teams headed into the final frame but the Vikings were able to take the lead and hold it in the closing minutes.
"It was a tough, physical, up and down game tonight. There were a lot of momentum shifts and lead changes throughout. I thought we had good looks but in the 4th but our shots didn't fall. Give credit to Whitehall. They're a good experienced team that plays solid basketball. Happy with the effort and intensity of my team. It was a great game to get us ready for the district round."
Jaylee Long led the Lions with 15 points. Jaxi Long had 12 points and 6 rebounds. Emmerson Goodin had 9 points to go along with 7 rebounds.
Whitehall was led by Abby Seeger with 13 points.