Newaygo 55 Reed City 22
The Lions are on a roll.
Newaygo captured their 5th straight win Tuesday with a convincing thumping of the Coyotes led by Jaxi Long’s 24 point barrage. The visitors sped to a 33-9 first half advantage on the Reed City court.
"The girls came out and played a solid basketball game tonight. We had good effort on both ends of the floor and got a good road win."
Emmerson Goodin and Sophia Frisbie each canned 8 points and Goodin added a half dozen rebounds and 6 steals.
Newaygo improves to 9-4 (5-3).Reed City drops to 2-10 (2-6).
Fremont 48 Whitehall 30
After jumping off to a 16-7 lead in the first quarter and a 31-20 advantage at the break the Packers really clamped down on defense, only allowing the Vikings 1 point in the third quarter. Calla Miller paced Fremont with 18 points and 3 steals. Natalie Jamieson recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. Kaitlynn Bennett added 6 rebounds, and nine Packers scored points on the evening.
Karoline Glamzi led Whitehall with 8 points.
The win improves the Packers overall record to 10-4. They are 8-0 in conference play, and visit Big Rapids on Friday. The loss broke the Vikings' 5 game win streak, and brought their overall record to 8-7.
Morley Stanwood 55 Grant 30
The Tigers dropped their 6th straight falling behind 14-8 after one then being held scoreless in the second by a tenacious MS defense.
Grant falls to 3-11 on the season and 3-5 in conference play.
Muskegon Heights 55 Holton 48 (OT)
The Red Devils took the Tigers into overtime before falling short in the extra frame.
White Cloud 49 Mason County Central 29
The Cloud defense once again proved to be the difference maker in their game against the visiting Spartans. On the offensive end Olivia Bowman poured in a game high 22 points while grabbing 6 boards and dishing out 4 assists. Alexis Strait knocked down a dozen points and nabbed 4 steals adding 3 assists and Carsyn Scarlavai showed off her defensive talents snaring 7 steals and adding 7 points. Cassie Watson led the WC team on the glass ripping down 10 rebounds
White Cloud (3-3, 8-6) returns to conference play Friday when they host Hesperia.
Orchard View 63 Fremont 60 (OT)
The Pack fell to the Cardinals in overtime. Orchard View scored the first 4 points of the game before the hosts regrouped and tied it 10-10 after one. OV took a 24-19 lead at the half and led 38-32 at the end of 3. Down 12 with 4 minutes to go the Packers stormed back to force overtime where they twice took 2 point leads.
Coach Zerfas: “We lost in very frustrating fashion tonight in overtime 63-60 when Keonte Barnes hit a 35 foot shot at the buzzer to win. We had the ball with 12 seconds to go and called timeout. With 7 seconds to go we got the match-up and play we wanted with Braiden McDonald at the top. He attacked the basket but had his legs taken out by a player coming over to help, knocking him to the ground. McDonald lost the ball as he was knocked to the ground, there was no call, they passed up to Barnes who hit the long shot to win. It;s very hard to ref a game in real time, but this one was obvious. The video clearly shows his legs getting taken out 20 feet from the basket as the help defender rushes towards him and takes out his legs knocking him down. Orchard View played extremely well and ended our 17 game home winning streak dating back for over 2 years.”
Barnes finished with 30 points.
Braiden McDonald hit for 26 points, Carter Moon scored 13 and Joshua Zerfas finished with 9.
Fremont (11-2, 8-0) travels to Big Rapids on Friday.
Morley Stanwood 75 Grant 63
The Tigers dropped a non-conference game at Morley Stanwood, 63-75. Seth Schuitema led eight players in scoring with 27, followed by Carter Chase and Brett Long with 10 and 9, respectively. Orion Evans, Cole Lesley and Elliott Butchart added 4 each.
Reed City 57 Newaygo 51
The Lions (3-5, 4-8) will continue conference play Friday with a trip to Central Montcalm.
White Cloud 60 Walkerville 48
The Cloud snapped a two game skid with a non con win over the Wildcats.
Sam Venema led all scorers with 25 points. Steven Holt added 15 and Jake Foster pitched in 12. Dexter Cox,Taylor Bode, Alex Elder and Cameron Wolters all contributed in the scoring.
WC returns to Silver play Friday when they will host Hesperia.
Fruitport 67 Holton 56
Coach Houseman:”We were up at half 34-32. My kids played hard. Fruitport is the best team we have played this year. Gavin Fisher from Fruitport had 39 points breaking Fruitport’s single game scoring record. As for Holton, Chip Wright played a great game filling in for starter Lukas Ramaekers who is on a family vacation in California.”
Nathan Slowik hit for a team high 24 points and Aidan Poling dropped in 15.
Drew Trygstad scored 8, Wyatt Monette finished with 5 and Chip Wright added 4.
The Devs (4-2, 8-5) will host Morley Stanwood on Friday.
Mason County Eastern 72 Hesperia 22
Coach Worcester: “MCE shot great from the perimeter and offense continues to be an issue for our team. We don’t have a solid scorer who can take over the game. However I am still proud of the heart and effort these guys display each and every game. This is a young team and I believe that they will continue to get better and become competitive.
Logan Balkema led the Panthers with 7 points.