Beal City 63, Evart 50

BEAL CITY — Evart lost this Highland Conference game on Thursday. Danny Griffin had 17 points and Connor Pritchard 15. Trevin Ladd had eight rebounds and Cody Pritchard seven.

Evart was down 19-9 in the first quarter and down by 10 at the half. In the third and fourth quarter, the Wildcats cut it to four points.

“But it just seemed like we could never get over that hump,” Evart coach Kris Morgan said.

Evart is 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the Highland. The Wildcats are home Wednesday against Lake City and home against Manton on Friday.

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McBain 53, Pine River 49 (OT)

MCBAIN — Pine River suffered its first loss of the season in overtime to McBain in Highland Conference action on Friday. KayLee Goodman had 18 points for Pine River, while Julie Justin had 11 points and seven assists. Kierra Justin had nine points and 10 rebounds.

“We were winning by nine at the half,” Pine River coach Shawn Rupert said. “They came back. We were up by two going into the fourth. We were up by four in overtime. One of their girls who normally doesn’t score much hit a 3-pointer to get them back in it. We had a few too many turnovers.”

Pine River fell to 2-1 overall and 5-1 in the conference.