Morley Stanwood hangs on for the victory

MORLEY — Morley Stanwood’s girls basketball team used a strong first half to pick up a win against Central Montcalm on Tuesday.

Morley Stanwood took down the Hornets 46-42. The Mohawks fired out to a 32-17 lead going into halftime, before struggling to find offense in the second half.

Morley Stanwood was led by Brett Chesebro with 15 points, while Mallory Raven and Kayla Rosman each added eight points.

Morley Stanwood coach Bob Raven said Tuesday’s win was a tale of two halves.

“We played well in the first half, getting up by 15,” he said. “The second half was a struggle for us to get anything going offensively. Overall, it was a good win in conference play.

Morley Stanwood is now 4-2 overall and 3-1 in Central State Activities Association play. The Mohawks are in action again on Jan. 8 when it travels to White Cloud.

 

MORLEY STANWOOD 46, CENTRAL MONTCALM 42

MS 12 20 7 7 — 46

CM 7 10 10 15 — 42

Morley Stanwood (4-2, 3-1)

Brett Chesebro 4(1) 4-4 15, Mallory Raven 0 8-8 8, Kayla Elliott 0 2-4 2, Sam Carey 1 0-0 2, Jessie Brown 0(1) 0-0 3, Kayla Rosman 2 4-8 8, Lindsey Veersma 3 2-3 8. Totals 10(2) 20-27 46.

 

Reed City 56, Newaygo 30

NEWAYGO — Reed City raced out to a 20-point lead after one quarter of play in a 56-30 win over Newaygo on Tuesday.

The Coyotes (4-2, 3-1) dominated play throughout, with Emma Lockhart leading the offensive attack with 19 points, five assists and nine steals. Kalee Hensel added 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals.

Reed City coach Brian Koopman was happy with his team’s effort in the early going, particularly on the defensive end, where the Coyotes caused 28 steals.

“We got the tempo going the way we wanted to and got up big after the first quarter,” he said. “We weren’t able to put it together for four quarter, but we were able to get a lot of girls in to see what they could do.

Reed City also got six points and four steals from Natalie Westhoff, while Karah Hensel chipped in five points.

Reed City is off until Jan. 8 when the Coyotes host Lakeview.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Pine River 66, McBain 38

MCBAIN — Tyler Lewis was 6-for-7 from behind the 3-point arc in guiding the Pine River boys basketball team to a 66-38 victory over McBain on Tuesday.

The Bucks are now 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Highland Conference.

Lewis tallied 24 points in a winning cause. Devin Ruppert tallied 13 points, five rebounds and four assists and Brandon Hoaglund recorded 12 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Mitch McDonald recorded eight points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Bucks.

“It was a matter of us weathering the storm early and playing our game,” Pine River coach Brian Goodenow said.

The Bucks are off until Jan. 4 when they travel to Marion.

 

JV GIRLS BASKETBALL

Chippewa Hills 41, Lakeview 38

REMUS — Chippewa Hills junior varsity basketball team edged Lakeview 41-38 on Tuesday.

The Warriors (6-0) were led offensively by Brooke Lewandowski with 13 points, while Blake Kuzma added 12 points. Taylor Thomas chipped in eight points in the win.

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