Lions, Cloud, Cats fall short
Morley Stanwood 70 Newaygo 48
The Lions held the lead after one and trailed by a pair at the half against an undefeated Mohawk squad.
Then came the third quarter. The visitors fired in 25 points and held their hosts to 9 as they took control of the game with an 18 point lead heading into the 4th. It was the 11th win in a row for the Silver leading ‘Hawks. For Newaygo it was the first time this season they have dropped two in a row and their record now stands at 7-4 with a 4-3 conference mark. They will return to conference play Friday as they hit the road to Remus to take on the Warriors of Chippewa Hills.
Fremont 51 Whitehall 37
The Vikings held down the Packer offense and reached intermission trailing by just a point before the Packers came out of the locker room and fired off a 23-6 scoring advantage to take control of the non conference game.]
Coach Pete Zerfas: “Whitehall played extremely well keeping it to a half court grind it out game. After shooting 50% or over for 4 straight games, tonight they just would not fall early. Credit Whitehall's defense. We talked at halftime that we need to be able to win these type of grind it out games and executed both our offense and adjusted defense great in the third.”
Six different packers scored in the third led by Logan Karnemaat who drained 10 of his team high 16 points in the period. Calvin Miller had 10 points on the game, Braiden McDonald hit for 6 and Joshua Zerfas added 5. Carter Moon added 5 assists to an outstanding defensive effort on the night.. Ethan McKenzie led all scorers with 20 points for the Vikings.
The Packers are now 10-1, and 5-1 in the Gld. Their lone loss of the season was to co-leader Reed City who visit Fremont Friday.
Chippewa Hills 43 White Cloud 42
The Cloud was looking to make it two in a row and after taking the lead early they held back the Warriors right up until the final minute of the game when CH rallied to escape with the win.
A balanced scoring attack saw Sam Venema lead the Indians with 11 points, Dexter Cox hit for 10 and Jake Faster and Steven Holt each canned 9.
White Cloud is now 2-10 and 2-3 in the Silver. They will host Kent City on Friday in a conference matchup.
Grant 76 Lakeview 59
The Tigers jumped out to 35-26 halftime lead and never looked back knocking down 11 3-pointers in the process while going 7-7 from the charity stripe.
Seth Schuitema led the Tigers with a career high 33 points.Connor Vanderwilt hit for 15 and Carter Chase finished with 11.
The Tigers even their season record at 6-6 with a 3-4 conference mark. They will head to Stanton Friday to take on the Hornets of Central Montcalm (5-8, 4-3).
Muskegon Catholic 60 Hesperia 39
The Panthers fought their way to a 16-16 tie early in the second period but the Crusaders fired off a 16-0 run to take control and secure the win
“We struggle to score, but my guys never quit,” said Coach Bolles. “ We’re scrappy and we showed that again tonight against a solid MCC squad.”
The Panthers were led by senior Jacob Klemundt with 16 points,including 4 triples on the night... to go with his five steals and five rebounds. Logan Balkema also reached double figures with 11 points
Hesperia now 0-13 overall and 0-5 in the CSAA Silver and will face their down-the-road rivals at Holton Friday.
Montague 44 Holton 42 (Monday)