Reed City boys too much for Grant

Max Hammond

Max

Hammond

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REED CITY – Max Hammond scored 23 points as Reed City has moved into a tie in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division after Friday’s 66-44 road win at Grant.

Reed City is 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the CSAA Gold. Fremont beat Big Rapids on Friday 57-54 and now three teams have one loss on top of the divisional standings. Fremont is 7-1 and Big Rapids 6-1.

Reed City will be at Cadillac on Tuesday.

Also in scoring for Reed City, Seth Jackson had 12 points followed by Spencer Hansen (11), Canyon Reed (6), Ty Kailing (4), Isiah Moore (4), Xavier Allen (4) and Aiden Storz (2).

Leaders in rebounds were Reed (10), Jackson (8), Allen (8), Hammond (5) and Kailing (5).

“I am very excited about the intestinal fortitude the boys showed tonight,” Reed City coach Steve Ernst said. “Our defensive effort was something I expect from a Coyote team. A season sweep of a talented Grant team during our eighth road game in a row is something to build on and be proud of.”

Evart 47, McBain 40

MCBAIN – Evart improved to 4-5 in the Highland Conference and 4-6 with Friday’s road win at McBain.

The Wildcats led 11-5 after the first quarter, 24-21 at halftime and 36-26 after the third quarter.

Dakobe White had 17 points, Marcel White 11 and Bryant Calderon nine.

“It was kind of a slow-paced game,” Evart coach Kris Morgan said. “They were in zone most of the night. In the third quarter, we got a little bit of a lead and they changed to a man and that’s when we jumped to 10 on them. It was close down the end. We had some silly turnovers and they threw a press on us which threw us off a little bit.

“Dakobe White came through with some free throws at the end to seal it. Camden Darling was sick tonight so we didn’t him. McBain had beaten Beal City at Beal City. They had a big crowd tonight. It was a nice win at McBain.”

Evart is home Monday with Lake City at home.

Baldwin 58, Bear Lake 38

Baldwin improved to 7-2 in the West Michigan D League and 7-3 overall with Friday’s win over Bear Lake.

Baldwin was up 30-15 at halftime and 44-21 after the third quarter.

“We had a lead of 34 points at one time in the fourth and we subbed out and they started to press us,” Baldwin coach JJ Eds said.

Carmelo Lindsey had 20 points and many steals, while Jesse Pancio had 13 points, SJ Hossler 10. “DJ Burbridge did a nice job on the boards,” Eads said.

Baldwin is home on Wednesday against Pentwater.