Boys finish regular season. Tournament play begins Monday.
Fremont 68 Chippewa Hills 23
The Packers looked primed for postseason as they took control early amassing a 41-9 lead by the time the teams hit intermission. Two minutes into the third a 40 point lead forced a running clock and the visitors cruised to their 17th straight victory.
Jaxx Miller recorded 10 steals for the Sparta bound Packers while Christian Kennedy dropped a dozen points, Joshua Zerfas hit for 11 and Calvin Miller added 9.
Reed City 77 Newaygo 55
When the Coyote offense is hitting from beyond the arc they can rain down the points and Friday their sharpshooters were on target early as they fired their way to a 22-13 lead after one and never allowed the Lions back in the game.
It was the third straight loss for Newaygo who finished the regular season at 7-7 in the Gold and 10-9 overall.
“We have to move past tonight,” said Lion Coach Joe Barrette.” We have to buy in to every team being 0-0 next week.”
Big Rapids 56 Grant 35
The Cardinals have really taken flight since stumbling a bit out of the blocks this season. Facing another late blooming team with Grant in town BR exploded for a 10-0 lead to open and held back a couple of Tiger charges to keep the 10 point difference at the half.
The Cardinal ability to score in bunches kept their visitors at bay as did their defensive efforts on Carter Chase who finished with 5 points. Connor Vanderwilt canned 14 for the Tigers who finish regular season play with a 7-7 mark in the Gold and 11-9 overall.
Big Rapids has now won 10 of their last 11 and taken second place in the Gold at 10-4 (13-6 overall).
Morley Stanwood 67 Hesperia 32
The Silver champs rained down 17 triples in their win over the Panthers.
Logan Balkema scored 8 points for Hesperia and Kaiden Robbins notched 7.
Balkema also had 12 rebounds to pace the Panthers on the boards.
Kent City 63 Holton 48
The Red Devils grabbed an early lead and kept pace with the Eagles as the teams reached the break tied at 21. The second half however saw the KC offense heat up and they began to build the lead that would bring them the win.
Aidan Poling fired in a game high 17 points for the Devils who finish their regular season tied with the Eagles for second in the Silver at 7-3 and 10-9 overall.
Shawn Anderson fired in 15 for the Eagles with Eli Carlson adding 11
Central Montcalm 84 Tri County 39
Lakeview 71 White Cloud 47
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