Mohawks down Bucks 55-32

Morley Stanwood’s Abi Waldo (32) drives to the basket during Monday’s game. (Pioneer photo/Maxwell Harden)

MORLEY — Following its 38-31 loss to White Cloud last Friday, the Morley Stanwood girls basketball team was aiming to get back on track against Pine River on Monday.

The Mohawks used a 21-9 third-quarter run to run away with a 55-32 win at home.

“Overall, I thought we played well,” head coach Rob Brauher said. “Coming off the loss last week we wanted to come out strong. It wasn’t perfect but we did what we needed to do.”

“I thought we had a lot of moments where we were disciplined tonight,” Pine River head coach Brandon Bowman said. “But they really beat us on the boards. We weren’t boxing out and weren’t in position often enough. We had moments, but we were hit or miss.”

Morley Stanwood started the game on a 19-2 run before the Bucks responded with a 13-5 run of their own to cut the lead to nine. The Bucks went into halftime trailing 27-15.

The Mohawks came out of the break on a mission. Kalee Ramsey scored eight of her 14 points in the frame as the Mohawks played aggressive defense that fueled their offense. Morley Stanwood led by as many as 28 in the game.

“She was aggressive,” Brauher said. “Her aggressiveness defensively led to points for her on the other end. She did a good job.”

Brooke Brauher had 14 points and Emma Doyle scored nine and Breanna Berry eight, while Madison Garbow added seven.

Kendra Montague tallied 10 points to lead Pine River and Peyton Fulmerhouser added six.

“Kendra played an outstanding game,” Bowman said. “She really did a tremendous job. Parker probably had her best game as well. There were a lot of positives.”

Morley Stanwood moves to 4-4 (2-2) on the season and hopes to start a win streak when they host Hesperia on Friday.

The Bucks (0-8, 0-4)  look to get win No. 1 of the season when they host Lake City on Thursday.

“I’m proud of them. They continue to work and continue to get better today. That’s all we can ask for.”

BOYS BASKETBALL

Pine River 74, Forest Area 53

FOREST AREA — The Bucks took care of business Monday against the Warriors.

Trenten Holmes led Pine River with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Elijah Lewis scored 14 points and Sasha Huffman 10 points, while Marcus Jurik added 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Pine River (6-4, 3-2) hosts Lake City on Friday.

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