Coyote boys dominate Lakeview
REED CITY – Reed City girls basketball coach Tim Beilfuss liked what he saw Friday as his Coyotes (2-2, 4-8) defeated the Lakeview Wildcats (0-4, 2-9) 61-24 in the CSAA share.
Reed City led the quarter 24-7, 36-12 and 43-19.
“Everybody scored tonight, which is always a big thing for any coach,” Coyote coach Tim Beilfuss said.
Carly Carlson and Molly Bowman each had 11 points. Kyleigh Weck had 10, Christina Mackalanich and Hayden Cutler both had eight and Morgan Hammond had seven.
“That was the best start we’ve had in a game,” Beilfuss said. “We came out and applied pressure and wanted to dictate things that happened in this game and I think we did that from the start.
“We had a very good first quarter. We got a lot of things inside when we put Christina and Kyleigh on the court together and came up big against zones. It’s helpful for us when people guard them that they do a great job of hitting the guards and the guards make shots right away. We left shortly after that. We came out in the second half and had a long third and fourth quarter and really shut the door on them. We shot better from the field and free throws.”
Reed City plays at Kent City on Friday.
Morley Stanwood 63, Newaygo 33
NEWAYGO — Makenna Martin led the Mohawks (4-1, 7-2) with 19 points in Friday’s win over Newaygo.
Also for Morley Stanwood, Dakota Thompson, Lila Hoisington and Lynsey Biller had 11 and Olivia Nelson had 10.
Morley Stanwood led at quarter 16-15, 30-23 and 47-30.
“We played a much better game in the second half, especially on defense,” Mohawk coach Bob Raven said. “It was a good win for us.”
The Mohawks are at home against Carson City-Crystal on Tuesday.
Evart 63, Houghton Lake 24
HOUGHTON – Evart improved to 7-0 in the Highland Conference and 10-1 overall with the win as Houghton Lake fell to 1-6 and 4-6.
Addyson Gray scored 15 points, Emma Dyer 12 points and Kyra Gray 10 points. Brooklyn Decker and Mattison Tiedt each had six points.
“Every other girl on the team scored tonight,” Evart coach Carrie Kunkle said. “It was nice to have everyone on the team score.”
Evart had a team-high 27 rebounds and 32 steals. Addy Gray had five steals, Kyrah Gray three blocks and four steals and four rebounds, Dyer five steals and five assists and Brooklyn Decker three rebounds.
“We had very well-rounded results,” Kunkle said. “In the first half, we played a little rough and got off base. But we really came back in the second half and had a lot of steals, a lot of teamwork and a lot of rebounds. It was a fun night of basketball.”
The Bucks are at home Tuesday against Pine River.
Beal City 35, Pine River 26
Beal City (4-3, 8-3) led 9-4, 13-10 and 33-18 in the quarter over Pine River (1-6, 3-8).
“We made a little run in the fourth quarter,” Bucks coach Steffan Halvorsen said, “but they made a little run and put us away.”
Emma Tice had eight points and Amanda Hill had seven points.
Pine River is at McBain NMC on Tuesday.
BASKETBALL FOR BOYS
Reed City 60, Lakeview 30
REED CITY – Reed City (3-0, 6-3) dominated Lakeview (0-4, 1-6) in this CSAA game Friday.
Aiden Storz had 22 points compared to Xavier Allen’s 15 points and Ty Kailing’s 10 points to lead Reed City.
“Overall, we played with good energy, but we were sloppy turning the ball over,” Reed City coach Brennan Walsh said. “We also gave up a lot of offensive rebounds. Our upcoming schedule is tough with undefeated Standish-Sterling at home on Tuesday, followed by Kent City and Newaygo.
Newaygo 64, Morley Stanwood 53
NEWAYGO – Newaygo (4-0, 6-4) trailed Morley Stanwood (1-4, 3-6) 15-13 after the first quarter and 28-27 at halftime.
But Newaygo led 49-37 after three quarters.
“We had a bad quarter, otherwise we were two to two ahead,” Morley Stanwood Doug Bunting. “We’ve got to get better at holding other teams to six points, not 10 or 11. We’re starting to get some of the offensive things we want to do.
“We had four guys score eight or more points, so that was encouraging. We will continue to work and improve.”
The Mohawks are at Carson City-Crystal on Tuesday.