Photos by Alexis Mercer
Newaygo 64 Hesperia 39
The Panthers fought back from a 5 point deficit after one to hit halftime trailing by a single point.
Newaygo came out strong in the third to stretch the lead to 11 then ran away from Hespeira in the 4th
Coach Barrette remarked,"We did not match their desire in the first half, but were able to move the ball well enough in the second half to get some open shots"
MItch Karrip continues to have a hot hand as he ripped the nets for 20 points while Jacob Polasek hit for 14 and Ryan Brummel dropped in 9.
Newaygo (7-5, 4-4) will face Chippewa Hills (4-9, 2-6) Friday at home.
Fremont 79 Orchard View 54
Make it 8!
The Packers brushed past the Cards in a matchup of teams who battled in the Lakes 8 to secure their 8th straight win Monday night. Riley Krim fired in 23 points and Logan Karnemaat dropped another 15 to lead the offense. Calvin Miller had another rugged night on the glass pulling down 10 boards to go with a dozen points and Carter Moon was the 4th Packer to hit double figures finishing with 10.
Fremont (10-2, 7-1) faces Reed City (7-5, 5-3) Fridayand wioll be looking to perform better at home than they did in Coyote Country. That night the ‘Yotes delivered a trouncing to an overwhelmed Fremont squad winning by 27 points.
They will be facing a different Packer team than the one they handled in mid December, but beware. Reed City has stumbled a bit losing their last two games but their big men in the middle can rule the glass and if Karsten Koopman gets on a scoring roll watch out.
Should be a good one.