Orchard View 72 Newaygo 49
The Cardinals were on a roll with 14 wins in a row and a tenuous grasp of the Lakes 8 top spot. Most of those wins were dominant performances including a 29 point pasting of the Packers in week one. Then they had a stumble last Friday against WMC, a loss that put them in danger of missing out on an outright championship and served to fire them up heading into the stretch.
And the Lions were their next opponent.
Falling behind early the visitors caught fire and hit the breakup 14. They extended the lead after intermission and took home the non-con win.
Coach Long:” "The boys battled throughout the whole game competing against one of the best teams in our area."
Bryce Decker continues to put together solid games for the Lions as they head for tourney play next week. He tossed in 17 points while collecting 8 boards and rejecting 5 Cardinal attempts.
Ashton Stephens hit for 9 points and Gabriel Schillman added 8.
Coopersville 71 Holton 38
After a close opening quarter the Broncos broke away in the second to take a 15 point halftime lead, running away from the Devils in the third to ice the win.
Coach Swanson: ”Coopersville has a nice team that was able to get some things going against us. It was a good stiff challenge to get us ready for a huge week in conference play.”
Carter Brant led the RD’s with 15 points and Wyatt Monette dropped in a dozen.
Walkerville 59 Hesperia 35
Coach Worcester: “Walkerville played better overall. Walkerville stayed consistent on the offensive end. We could not generate any offensive flow or keep up on transition. Hats off to Coach Lee for being a class act for our senior night. We have lakeview tomorrow at lakeview. we did not have a couple of players during our last meet. so i hope to have a better outcome tomorrow night.”
Kile Pomeroy led the Panthers offense with 16 points.
Hesperia 68 Chippewa Hills 58
Coach Grodus: “We grabbed the lead early and maintained it for the game. It was a very choppy game with 47 free throws shot between the two teams. It is always good to get a win over anyone in the Gold division.”
Emmi Tinkham paced the panther offense knocking down 22 points and dishing out 5 assists. Emily Bayle ripped the nets for 18 and Rachel Romero hit for 15.
Muskegon Catholic Central 41 Holton 35
Coach Mason: “We fell behind early, and just struggled climbing back in the game. Other than the first 6 minutes of the game we fought hard and played pretty well. Give credit where credit is due and credit to MCC for coming out ready to play.”
Madi Bossett hit for 16 points and Ryann Robins slapped in 9 for the Panthers.