Fremont 81 Kent City 68
Chris Kennedy sparked a red hot first quarter for the Pack by firing in a four-pack of triples to help stake the visitors to a 26-12 lead. In the second it was Joshua Zerfas who caught fire sticking inn 10 points and when the dust settled the Packers hit the locker room with a 43-30 advantage. Coming out of the break Braiden McDonald took center stage with 11 points as Fremont built the lead to 65-49 heading into the final frame.
The Eagles battled back trimming the lead to 9 points halfway through the fourth but Zerfs nailed a clutch 3 pointer to cool off the Eagles run and the Packers went on to capture the cross conference win.
“We were able to break out of a week long slump by beating a very good Kent City team on the road,” said Coach Zerfas. “Our energy and effort were better right from the start tonight than it had been the last two games.
Kennedy paced the scoring with 19 points while adding 5 rebounds and Zerfas had his best game this season with a career high 18 points to go with 6 assists and 5 steals. McDonald hit for 17 points and took down 6 rebounds while Tristan Campbell finished with a double-double with 14 points and a team leading 11 rebounds. Lane Converse gave the Packers some key defense and scoring off the bench with 6 points and 3 steals and Martin Curiel also contributed with 5 points off the bench. Jaxx Miller was a key component of the defense helping to shut down a prolific Eagle offense.
Fremont (8-1, 12-3) returns to conference play with a trip to Stanton Friday to face the Hornets of Central Montcalm who sit in second place a game behind the Packers.
Holton 63 Tri County 45
The Devs snapped a 2 game skid with a convincing win over the Vikings with all their players able to gain some significant playing time Nathan Slowik dropped in 21 points to pace the Red Devil scoring while Aidan Poling hit for 17 Other Holton players getting on the board were Drew Trygstad and Lukas Ramaekers with 8 apiece, Chip Wright (4), Wyatt Monette (3) and Austin Fowler (2).
Holton (4-3, 8-6) will host White Cloud Friday.
Wyoming Lee 56 White Cloud 44
The Cloud had an opportunity to reach their first 3 game win streak of the season but they fell short against the Rebels at home.
Sam Venema led WC 18 points, Jake Foster hit for 10 and Steven Holt added 8.
White Cloud (3-4, 6-8) will visit Holton on Friday.
Mason County Central 54 Hesperia 8
Coach Worcester: “Mason County Central was very competitive and tough. Jeffery Carrier though not the high scorer was tough to contain. Our guys played hard throughout the whole game despite only scoring 8 points. We get opportunities to score but fall short of finishing.
I am proud of our guy’s effort. One thing you can’t coach is heart and these guys bring it every night.”
Logan Balkema led the Panthers with 6 points.
Holton 62 Libertas Christian 26
The Red Devils snapped an 8 game skid with a convincing win over the Phoenix.
Ally Seiber paced the scoring column for the Devs dropping in a game high 24 points and Alissa Armstrong rattled the nets for 16. Madi Bosset, Jasmine Vriesman, Gianna Reed and Jillian Underwood each hit for 4.
Coach Mason:”Great team effort tonight from our girls. They communicated well on defense, and our transition ball really came together well. I was very proud of the team accomplishing all of our goals we made for this game. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction to getting the season back on track.”
White Cloud 42 Reed City 32
Coach Brown: "The Indian Girls Varsity continued their winning ways beating Reed City Monday night. The defense again proved to be too much for Coyotes to handle. The Indians were led by Olivia Bowman With 19 points, 4 rebounds, and two assists. Alexis Strait continued her hot shooting knocking down 4 triples to add 14 points and 4 rebounds. Cassie Watson controlled the boards with 9.