Evart, Morley Stanwood are girls basketball winners

Reed City and Pine River girls fall

Kyrah Gray



John Raffel

 REED CITY  -- Evart’s girls basketball team improved to 2-1 with a 40-33 non-league win over Reed City on Tuesday.

The Coyotes fell to 0-3.

Evart led 12-7 after the first quarter, 22-21 at halftime and 33-28 after the third.

Emma Dyer had 10 points, Kyrah Gray had nine points, Ally Theunick seven and Addy Gray six. Addy Gray had four rebounds and four assists. Theunick had five steals.

Kyleigh Weck had 12 points for Reed City while Molly Bowman had 11.

“We played a great first half with them,” Reed City coach Tim Beilfuss said. “They have some talented guards. We knew what to expect. We went through a lull the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth. They’re a good team and we competed with them.”

“I’m very proud of the girls,” Evart coach Carrie Kunkel said. “They followed directions. I thought Reed City played very well. They’re a young team We’re looking forward to Lake City on Thursday.”

Lake City and Evart are considered two of the top teams in the league.

“We’ll have to play our best game,” Kunkle said.

Reed City will be home against Big Rapids on Friday to start the Central State Activities Association season.

Morley Stanwood 50, Pine River 25

Morley Stanwood (2-0) had quarter leads of 16-8, 26-14 and 33-22.

Lila Hoisington had 14 points for the Mohawks.

Emma Tice had nine points for Pine River, plus eight rebounds. Taylor Stewart had five points.

“We stuck with Morley Stanwood for much of the game,” Bucks coach Steffen Halvorsen said. “We had the lead down to eight points in that third quarter. But the turnover bug got us in that fourth quarter. And Morly Stanwood was able to take advantage and stretch the game beyond our reach.

“Morley Stanwood was too much for us tonight. That’s a tough squad. They’re going to make some noise in the tournament.”

Morley Stanwood plays at Chippewa Hills on Friday night in CSAA action.

Pine River is at Houghton Lake on Thursday in Highland Conference action.