Boys: Newaygo 67 Tri County 44
The Lions ran out to a 23-6 lead after one then held off the Vikings for a much needed win.
“It was nice to get back out on the court tonight and compete after a tough loss Friday,” said Lion Coach Joe Barrette. “ We were very solid tonight.”
Mitch Karrip fired in a game high 17 points with Noah Cantu hitting for 14 for the Lions who evened their conference record to 3-3. Connor Swinehart and Morgan Manlick added 8 points apiece.
Viking freshman Cameron Friend got on the glass for 13 rebounds to go with his 10 points while Bryce Hallman knocked down a team high 13 points.Nick Poprawski helped on the boards finishing with 8 rebounds and also contributed 9 points for TC
“We played an even 3 quarters with them, but that first quarter was our undoing,” said Viking Coach Josh Delamater.
TC hosts the Packers of Fremont Friday while Newaygo heads a bit south to face their long time rivals from Grant.
Girls: Tri County 53 Newaygo 49
Down by 10 at the break the Lions came out of the locker room and put on a furious rally scoring 23 points to pull even heading into the final frame, but the Vikings edged ahead and held off the hosts for the win.
Dayoni Mahlich led the offense canning 16 points with the trio of Summer Longstreet, Tricia Slavens, and Grace Miller finishing with a half dozen each.
Jessica Thompson led the Vikings on the glass pulling down 10 boards with Slavens adding 8. Julia Bice snared 6 steals for TC and Emma Overbeek dished out 4 assists.
“We made just enough plays to pull it out, but we’ve got to shoot better than 13/36 from the line,” said TC Coach Chris Overbeek.
“We learned tonight how good and how tough Jaylee Long is. I was so impressed by her tonight.”
The Vikes improve to 3-3 in conference play and will welcome in Fremont Friday. Newaygo heads to Grant for a matchup with the Tigers.