Evart girls close regular season this week

EVART — Evart’s girls basketball team enters the final week of the regular season seeking some more wins.

Last Friday, Evart lost 69-26 to Lake City in Highland Conference play.

Mara VanOrder hit 18 points for Evart.

The Wildcats (2-16) played at home on Tuesday with Marion and are at Pine River on Friday in Highland Conference action.

The Wildcats won a memorable game at home on Feb. 16. VanOrder hit a last-second shot for a 49-48 win. She had 25 points and 22 rebounds while Brooke Belleville scored 11 points.

“It was a two-point game going into the half,” Evart coach Paul Higgins. “The last three minutes of the game, it went back and forth scoring-wise. The last 10 seconds, they had a one-point lead. We got the ball inbounds with five seconds and Mara attacked the basket, pulled up and hit the shot.”

On Monday, Evart plays Lake City at McBain in Class C district action.