Newaygo 69 Chippewa Hills 54
Trailing by 5 heading into the final frame and on the road in Remus, the Lions put together a dominant 4th quarter outscoring the Warriors 31-11 to win their second straight and pull even at 1-1 in conference play.
Connor Swinehart continues to be a force on the glass pulling down a dozen rebounds to go with his team leading 20 points. Mitch Karrip fired in 19 for the Lions who converted 17 of 23 shots from the stripe on the night.
The Lions will head north for their 4th straight road game Wednesdayto face White Cloud in a cross conference match-up.
Reed City 57 Fremont 30
The Coyote home court is a tough venue for visitors at any time but Friday night it proved to be a disaster zone for the Packers who turned it over 30 times while shooting a dismal 22% from the field as they went down to their second straight loss.
“After we took a 4-0 lead it was all downhill from there,” said Packer Coach Pete Zerfas
Logan Karnemaat scored 6 points and managed 8 boards as Fremont tumbled to 2-2 and 1-1 in the Gold.
The Packers will resume play after the holidays when they face likely title contender Big Rapids at home on January 5th.
Kent City 75 White Cloud 40
The Eagles are gifted with some fine athletes these days as proven by their success in any number of sporting competitions.
While yet to play in front of a home crowd Kent City blasted their way to their 4t straight win to open the season with a convincing victory over the Indians.
Four Eagles posted double figures in scoring led by sophomore sensation Eli Carlson who dropped in 19. Fraser Wilson and Gavin Mead posted 14 apiece and Miguel Arechiga it for 10.
Darrion Holland led the Cloud with 14 points while Jared Elder knocked in 8.
White Cloud is 0-4 and 0-2 in Silver play. They will host Newaygo Wednesday.
Big Rapid 65 Tri County 54The Cardinals flew out of the gate going ahead by more than 20 points in the first half before the Vikings settled in and began playing their game. TC outscored Big Rapids in th second half but by then it was too late and the Cards remained undefeated on the season with heir 4th straight win.
“Big Rapids plays a brand of unorganized basketball where the just out athlete you at every position on the floor,” said Viking Coach Josh Delamater. “If you play into that, they will run you out of the gym. Once we got past that and took advantage of what they were giving us, we played well.”
Hunter Merchant led the Vikes with 17 points including the 5 triples he knocked down in the second half.
“Hunter sparked our comeback,” added Coach Delamater