Big Rapids boys pull out win over Lakeview

LAKEVIEW — The Big Rapids boys basketball team took its first lead with just three minutes remaining in its contest with Lakeview and then held on to record a 51-48 victory on Tuesday.

The Wildcats had a shot to send the game into overtime, but a 3-pointer at the buzzer hit off the front of the rim.

Quinn Tyson led the Cardinals with 20 points and six rebounds. Nick Baldwin finished with 13 points, while Jake Daugherty tallied seven points and eight boards. Austin Brinker grabbed 10 rebounds for Big Rapids.

The Cardinals are in action Friday when they travel to Holton.



Big Rapids 12 13 12 14 — 51

Lakeview 15 13 13 7 — 48

Big Rapids

Nick Baldwin 2(2) 3-4 13, Dario Williams 2 1-2 5, Shawn Heroor 0 1-2 1, Quinn Tyson 4(3) 3-5 20, Ty Lattimore 0(1) 0-0 3, Austin Brinker 0 2-3 2, Jake Daugherty 2 3-4 7, Tyler Pellerito 0 0-1 0, Totals 10(6) 13-21 51.


Brad Root 3(3) 2-4 17, Brock Kanouse 1 0-0 2, Shawn Lindsey 2(1) 0-0 7, Shane VanPatten 0 2-2 7, Kyle Ringlever 2 3-4 7, Brent Leach 1(1) 0-0 5, Colter Schwartz 1 0-0 2, Nate Shurlow 3 0-0 6, Totals 13(5) 7-10 48.

Reed City 58, White Cloud 50

WHITE CLOUD — Reed City was able to knock down a few more free throws than White Cloud in a 58-50 win on Tuesday.

Reed City (15-3) shot 31 free throws while the Indians shot 36, but the Coyotes were able to hold off a late charge from White Cloud with key minutes off the bench, coach Jesse Kailing said.

“We’ve never gone down and just beaten White Cloud,” he said. “We knew it was going to be a gritty, grind-it-out game. Jared Holmquist and Dakota Saez fouled out with about three minutes to go, and we got great play off the bench from Trevor Mund, Glen Ryder and Jacob Vincent.”

The Coyotes were led by Chad Samuels with 20 points, while Holmquist chipped in 11 to go with eight rebounds. Mund scored eight points while Ryan Willis contributed 10 rebounds. Samuels and Saez each had three assists in the win.

Reed City is in action again on Friday when they host Lakeview.

Central Montcalm 59, Chippewa Hills 54 OT

STANTON — Chippewa Hills’ boys basketball team lost a heartbreaker on Tuesday, falling to Central Montcalm in overtime, 59-54.

The Warriors had a chance to win the game in regulation, possessing the ball with 10 seconds remaining, but could not get a shot to fall. Central Montcalm opened the extra frame with a 3-pointer, an the Warriors began the play catch-up.

Chippewa Hills coach Mark PeLong said his team showed improvement taking care of the basketball, but the offense dried up in the second half of play in the loss.

“We led throughout and we were feeding the post and kicking outside for good shots in the first half,” he said. “They took away our post play in the second half.”

Chippewa Hills was led by Tanner Johnson with 16 points, while Jake Tarbell added 11. Colton Conley led the Warriors with nine rebounds.

Chippewa Hills is in action again on Friday when they host Hesperia.


Big Rapids 57, Lakeview 39

LAKEVIEW — The Big Rapids girls basketball team got off to a fast start in a 57-39 win over Lakeview on Tuesday.

The Cardinals (15-3) got off to an 18-0 lead to close out the first quarter and held off a Lakeview run in the third quarter to preserve the win.

Big Rapids coach Jessica Haist said her team started strong and got a lift from the defense in the win.

“We started strong and our press was effective against them early,” she said. “In the third quarter we came out flat, but we finished strong defensively.”

Big Rapids was led by Cameron Baumunk, who scored 18 points, while Alex Folkema contributed 12 points.

The Cardinals are in action again today when they host Cadillac.

Chippewa Hills 47, Central Montcalm 39

STANTON — The Chippewa Hills girls basketball team was able to cut down on turnovers in a 47-39 win over Central Montcalm on Tuesday.

The Warriors (4-15, 3-12) were led by Hannah Guy, who scored 19 points and dished out five assists. Alex Sandel scored 13 pointed while grabbing 10 rebounds in the win.

Chippewa Hills also got three assists and five steals from Teagan Denslow, along with six defensive rebounds off the bench from Callee Stirn.

Chippewa Hills coach Doug VanSyckle said his team took better care of the basketball on Tuesday and knocked down free throws in the fourth quarter to ice the game.

“We took care of the ball much better than we had in the past few games,” he said. “We shot 21 free throws in the fourth quarter and made 10. We got the lead late and were able to convert on some of those free throws.

Chippewa Hills is in action on Friday when they host Hesperia.

Reed City 69, White Cloud 31

WHITE CLOUD — After a rough first quarter, the Reed City girls basketball team was able to turn it around and post a 69-31 victory over White Cloud.

The Coyotes trailed 12-2 in the initial stages of the game before pulling to 16-10 at the end of the first quarter. Reed City led at halftime 27-18 and 51-21 at the end of the third quarter.

The Coyotes allowed just four field goals in the second half.

“After the (12-2 start), we turned the tide pretty hard,” Reed City coach Brian Koopman said.

Emma Lockhart led Reed City with 18 points, eight steals and six assists. Amanda Steig finished with 15 points, five assists and four steals, while Kalee Hensel and Jordyn Mason each netted 10 points.

Hensel also grabbed five rebounds and handed out three assists.

The Coyotes are in action Friday when they host Lakeview.

 Pine River 71, Beal City 48

LEROY — The Pine River girls basketball team busted open a tight game in the fourth quarter to take a 71-48 victory from Beal City.

The Bucks led just 17-13 at the end of the first quarter and 31-30 at halftime. Pine River was ahead 46-39 going into the fourth quarter.

“We switched to our 1-3-1 zone and we’re pretty decent at it,” Pine River coach Shawn Ruppert said. “I just don’t like to run it a whole lot, plus we got out and ran.”

Jamie Justin paced Pine River with 18 points and six assists, while Eric Buchner and Devyn Powell each tallied 12 points. Hailey Raymond grabbed eight rebounds and had five steals, while Kassy Nelson grabbed seven boards.

The Bucks are in action Friday when they travel to Manton.

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