Warriors rally for victory

BIG RAPIDS — The Big Rapids boys basketball team built a big lead and cruised from there with a 57-48 victory over Central Montcalm.

The Cardinals led 20-6 at the end of the first quarter and 40-17 at halftime.

Big Rapids was paced by Quinn Tyson with 14 points, while Dario Williams and Jake Daugherty added 10 points apiece. Nick Baldwin finished with nine points for the Cardinals.

Big Rapids is in action Friday when it travels to White Cloud.

 

BIG RAPIDS 57, CENTRAL MONTCALM 48

Central Montcalm 6 11 11 20 — 48

Big Rapids 20 20 11 6 — 57

Central Montcalm

Scott Shalow 1 0-0 2, Marcus Sleet 1 3-4 5, Will Plavan 0 2-3 2, Forrest Bartz 1(1) 3-4 8, Barnwell 1 0-0 2, Jarred Cilibraise 1(1) 1-2 6, Alex Maxted 9 1-4 19, Trevin Nemeth 0 0-4 0, Ben Bishop 2 0-0 4, Totals 16(2) 10-21 48.

Big Rapids

Mack Green 0(1) 0-0 3, Nick Baldwin 3(1) 0-0 9, Dario Williams 2(1) 3-8 10, Quinn Tyson 2(3) 1-2 14, Austin Brinker 3 0-0 6, Tyler Pellerito 2 1-2 5, Jake Daugherty 5 0-1 10, Totals 17(6) 5-13 57.

 

Reed City 70, Holton 45

HESPERIA — Reed City utilized its entire roster in a 70-45 win over Holton on Tuesday.

The Coyotes took a 39-25 lead into halftime and never looked back in improving to 9-3 overall and 8-2 in CSAA play.

Reed City was led by Jared Holmquist, who had 20 points and nine rebounds. Jake Vincent added 11 points and seven rebounds, while Garrett Benson added 10. Shawn Woodside and Michael Bradford added eight points apiece.

Reed City coach Jesse Kailing was happy with his team’s effort in the win.

“The kids played hard — everyone got a chance to play,” he said.

Reed City is in action again on Friday when it hosts Holton.

 

Chippewa Hills 62, Holton 60

REMUS — Tanner Johnson’s lay-up with four seconds remaining lifted the Chippewa Hills boys basketball team to a 62-60 victory over Holton on Tuesday.

The Warriors trailed by as many as 15 points in the third quarter before battling back. Chippewa Hills’ Mark Miller hit one of his two 3-pointers to give the Warriors the lead with a minute remaining.

Holton answered to tie the game at 60-60 before Johnson’s lay-up. It was his first game back after breaking his collarbone.

Jake Tarbell led the Warriors with 27 points on the strength of five 3-pointers. Chippewa Hills connected on 10 triples for the game. Peter Lewandowski added nine points.

The Warriors are in action Friday when they travel to Morley Stanwood.

 

Pine River 56, Manton 39

MANTON — A balanced scoring effort led the Pine River boys basketball team to a 56-39 victory over Manton on Tuesday.

Hunter Powell led the Bucks with 17 points, while Lincoln Erickson added 11 points. Skyler Nelson chipped in seven points, while Joey Bowman and Zane Kanouse each finished with six points.

Erickson also grabbed 11 rebounds, while Mitch McDonald handed out seven assists.

Pine River is in action Friday when it travels to McBain.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Crossroads 52, Vestaburg 36

VESTABURG — Crossroads Charter Academy’s girls basketball team took down Vestaburg on Tuesday, 52-36.

The Cougars were coached by Jim McKay, who was filling in for coach JJ Eads, who was with his wife while she gave birth to their son, Kellen, on Tuesday.

The Cougars (10-4) were led by Malory Carlson with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Ashley Soller added 10 points and three assists.

Vestaburg got 10 points from Emily Schuch. Crossroads is in action again on Thursday when it hosts Mason County Eastern.

 

Reed City 68, Hesperia 12

HESPERIA — Four players hit for double figures as the Reed City girls basketball team cruised to a 68-12 win over Hesperia.

Kalee Hensel led the way for the Coyotes with 21 points. Emma Lockhart, Jordyn Mason and Allison Steig each finished with 12 points, while Amanda Steig added nine points.

“It was a good game to give other kids some good quality minutes,” Reed City coach Brian Koopman said. “It was nice to get a win after the tough loss to Big Rapids on Friday.”

Reed City is in action Friday when it hosts Holton.

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