LEROY — Meredith Hamlet scored 22 points and undefeated McBain held back Pine River 44-38 Friday night in Highland Conference girls basketball action.
The Ramblers, 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Highland, fired out to an 11-0 lead and were up 22-10 after the first quarter. But Pine River fought back and it was only 26-17 for McBain at halftime and 35-33 after the third quarter. Kassy Nelson sank a baseliner with 2:10 to play to cut the McBain lead to 39-38. Asia LaGrow connected at the other end for the Ramblers, who were able to put the game away at the free-throw line.