Lack of offense leads to winless weeks for Evart hoops teams
EVART — Evart’s boys basketball team hopes to get back on the winning path after dropping a pair of games last week to Beal City and McBain Northern Michigan Christian.
The Wildcats lost Friday at Beal City 41-33. The Aggies led 17-15 at halftime and 25-21 after the third quarter and had a 16-12 scoring advantage in the final eight minutes.
Jarek VanOrder led the Wildcats with 12 points followed by Jesse Lang with 10 points.
“We played pretty well and played good defense,” said Evart coach Kris Morgan. “We tried to keep it more of our pace.”
Cory Mead led Beal City with 10 points and nine rebounds.
On Jan. 31, the Wildcats lost at McBain Northern Michigan Christian 75-55.
Va and home on Friday against Manton. The Wildcats beat Vestaburg earlier in the season.
“I expect a low scoring game with us hopefully coming out on top,” Morgan said.
Evart’s girls basketball team is hoping to bounce back this week after suffering a pair of losses last week.
On Thursday, the Wildcats lost to Manton 43-14. Evart trailed 28-9 at halftime. Chelsea Bengry had six points and Kortney Dennis five points for Evart.
“We couldn’t make our shots,” said Evart coach Larry Brown. “But not many turnovers. We took care of the ball.”
“We missed a lot of shots that were open,” Dennis said. “We’re getting less turnovers every game which is an improvement.”
On Wednesday, Evart lost 54-16 to McBain.
“We had a hard time reacting to their man-to-man pressure,” Brown said.
The Wildcats are 8-6.
Evart is home against Marion on Friday.
“We have to push the ball up the floor and play good solid defense,” Dennis said.