Area Roundup: Mohawks pull away from Tri County

HOWARD CITY — Morley Stanwood’s boys basketball team overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to take down Tri County 65-58 on Tuesday.

The Mohawks were able to execute their half court offense in outscoring Trio County 43-29 in the second half to close out the regular season at 13-7.

Morley Stanwood coach Josh Bull credited his team’s halftime adjustments and half court execution in the win.

“We did a better job of getting back in transition,” he said. “It was a lot like a playoff atmosphere, in that we had to grind out possessions and score in the half court offense. The guys executed their half courts sets really well for us.”

The Mohawks were led by Tim Cairnduff with 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Travis McCuaig scored 19 points. Tylor Ahrens added 10 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in the win.

MORLEY STANWOOD 65, TRI COUNTY 58

MS 12 10 18 25 — 65

TC 9 20 13 16 — 58

Morley Stanwood (12-7)

Tim Cairnduff 3(3) 5-7 20, Chase Huntey 1 1-2 3, Travis McCuaig 5(1) 6-6 19, Cody Hollister 1 1-2 3, Marvin Sparks 2 2-2 6, Tylor Ahrens 3 4-5 10, Tyler Sackett 2 0-0 4.

Rebounds: Morley Stanwood (Ahrens 10, Cairnduff 7).

Assists: Morley Stanwood: (Cairnduff 5).

Steals: Morley Stanwood: (Ahrens 4).

Baldwin 54, Mason County Eastern 46

CUSTER — Brandon Childress scored 19 points and added six boards in leading Baldwin to a 54-46 West Michigan D League victory over Mason County Eastern Tuesday night.

Daekwon fisher and Andon Ware both had 12 points for Baldwin.

“It was one of those games where we got a 10-to-12 point lead and stayed there,” said Baldwin coach Scott Pedigo. “We played well. My bench was a little score. Some guys went to the JVs tonight. Our JV team was shorthanded.”

The Panthers are coming off a 54-46 loss to Manistee Catholic Central lasts Friday.

“We boxed out well, that was a big improvement from Friday,” Pedigo said.

The Panthers are 14-4 overall and 12-3 in the conference. They play at Bear Lake Thursday to close the league season. Friday night, they are home with Traverse City

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