Newaygo 64 Reed City 12
The Lions keep rolling.
Tuesday’s win over Reed City made it 6 in a row for Newaygo as they ran away from the Coyotes at home.
Coach Thomasma: "The girls played a solid game tonight. We kept the turnovers down and shot 42% from the field and everyone on the team got a bucket. Reed City was missing a few starters too."
Jaxi Long led the Lions with 17 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Anna Brummel drilled 4 triples enroute to a 16 point performance while Jaylee Long and Lily Ruehmeier each chipped in 9 points.
Newaygo improves to 6-0 (5-0 in conference). Reed City drops to 1-4 (1-4 in conference).
Newaygo goes on the road Wednesday to face Portland in a clash of conference leaders. The Raiders sit atop the Capital Area Conference.
Fremont 57 Chippewa Hills 36
Off the schneid.
The Packers picked up win #1 with a home victory over the Warriors behind a consistent and balanced scoring attack. A 3 point lead after one edged out to 8 by the half but it was in the second half that the Packer defense rose to the occasion allowing just 14 points while on the offensive end the team put up 27.
Coach Zerlaut -- "It has been a disappointing start to our season as far as our record goes, but the girls have worked hard, continue to improve, and we have seen results. Unfortunately, prior to tonight that hasn't equated to tallies in the win column. It was nice to see a total team effort result in a win for the girls tonight."
Fremont was led by Haley Zerlaut's 17 points, and Jessica Bennett added 9. Calla Miller and Mia Witte each had 7. Witte also led the team with 8 rebounds. Overall, the Packers compiled 49 rebounds, 29 of them on the offensive glass.
The Warriors were led by Madison Wrisley's 21 points and Shelby Fall's 13.
The Packers are now 1-6 overall, 1-5 in the CSAA Gold. They travel to Reed City on Friday for another league matchup.
Holton 41 Shelby 33
After building a 25-8 lead by the break the Red Devils saw the Tigers claw their way back into contention. Holton regrouped and kept the visitors at bay to snare their 5th straight win.
Coach Swanson: “I thought we played a very sound first half tonight. During the second half Shelby did a great job of getting into the painted area, and also getting on the glass. We didn't shoot the ball quite as well in the second half but we're able to make enough plays to hold on.
Aidan Poling fired in 19 points while grabbing 5 boards and nabbing a couple of steals on defense while Wyatt Monette and Brodrick Fialek hit for 8 points apiece with Monette adding 4 steals and Fialek snaring 3.