Area Roundup: Big Rapids tops Central Montcalm to improve to 13-0

STANTON — A balanced scoring attack allowed Big Rapids’ boys basketball to remain perfect on the season following a 74-37 win over Central Montcalm.

The Cardinals led big the entire way, including a 39-12 halftime advantage in improving to 13-0 overall and 12-0 in the CSAA.

The Cardinals were led by Quinn Tyson with 25 points, while Jake Daugherty had eight points. Big Rapids is in action on Monday when the Cardinals host White Cloud.

 BIG RAPIDS 74, CENTRAL MONTCALM 37

BR 18 21 14 21 — 74

CM 6 6 8 15 — 37

Big Rapids (13-0, 12-0 CSAA)

Jake Hayes 3 0-0 6, Mack Green 1(1) 0-0 5, Dario Williams 1(1) 0-1 5, Eric Boyd 2 0-0 4, Nick Baldwin 2(1) 0-0 7, Matt Brejcha 1(1) 0-0 5, Quinn Tyson 8(3) 0-0 25, Tyler Pellerito 2 1-2 5, Austin Hayes 1 0-0 2, Jake Daugherty 0(2) 2-2 8, Lucas Armand 1 0-0 2.

 Morley Stanwood 73, Hesperia 44

HESPERIA — Morley Stanwood’s boys basketball team shared the basketball with great success in a 73-44 win over Hesperia on Thursday.

The Mohawks were led by Travis McCuaig with 20 point, eight rebounds and five assists, while Chase Huntey added 10 points in the win.

The Mohawks had 16 assists as a team in the win. Morley Stanwood (9-4, 8-4 CSAA) is in action on Monday when the Mohawks host Central Montcalm.

MORLEY STANWOOD 73, HESPERIA 44

Morley Stanwood (9-4, 8-4 CSAA)

Thomas Carey 0 2-2 2, Tim Cairnduff 2 5-6 9, Chase Huntey 3(1) 1-4 10, Travis McCuaig 6(2) 2-5 20, Justin Kuhn 3 2-2 8, Cody Hollister 0(1) 0-0 3, Marvin Sparks 4 0-0 8, Tylor Ahrens 2 0-0 4, Chris Benson 0 1-2 1, Andrew Sackett 3 2-4 8.

Rebounds: Morley Stanwood (McCuaig 8, Sackett 8).

Assists: Morley Stanwood 16 (Cairnduff 7, McCuaig 5).

White Cloud 50, Chippewa Hills 46

WHITE CLOUD — A sluggish start was too much for Chippewa Hills’ boys basketball team to overcome in a 50-46 loss to White Cloud on Thursday.

The Warriors fell behind 27-16 after the first half and couldn’t recover, falling to 6-6 overall and 5-6 in the Central State Activities Association. Chippewa Hills was led by Peter Lewandowski with 24 points.

“We just played a terrible first half,” Chippewa Hills coach Mark PeLong said. “We were finally able to get some defensive pressure and created some turnovers in the second half, but we just couldn’t get them going in the first half.”

Chippewa Hills is in action again at 3 p.m. on Saturday at home against Newaygo in a make-up contest.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

LEROY — Pine River’s girls basketball team improved to 12-1 on the season following a 62-33 win over McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Thursday.

The Bucks were led by Jamie Justin with 20 points and four rebounds, while Cayman Gatt added nine points, five rebounds and three assists.

Haley Raymond had eight points and five rebounds, Kassy Nelson had eight points, six rebounds and four steals and Devyn Powell added six points, eight rebounds and four steals in the win.

Pine River is in action at home at 6 p.m. on Monday against Mason County Central.

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