Manton 73, Evart 26

EVART -- Evart had eight missed free throws in the first quarter and trailed 22-5 on Thursday. Manton was down 42-18 after the second quarter and 60-24 after the third.

Farwell 43, Pine River 31

LEROY -- Pine River fell to 0-3 with this nonleague loss on Tuesday.

The Bucks play at Lake City on Wednesday.

Reed City girls

Performance Last Week: "We gave great effort vs Fremont (on Friday)," Reed City coach Tim Beilfuss said. "They had a run to end the second quarter that we cannot allow. So we'll learn from it and try to limit teams from making runs on us like that."

This Week: Tuesday at Alma. "They're 3-1 and will want to space us out," Beilfuss said. "Dribble penetration and contesting the three will be big for us again. Friday at Gran is another tough game on the road.


Pine River 72, Lakeview 45

LAKEVIEW -- Pine River opened its season with this road win on Monday. Pine River plays at Lake City on Tuesday.


Reed City update

"Our wrestlers got off to a good start last week," coach Roger Steig said. "The team wrestled very well; right now our lineup is a little beat up and we are open in five weight classes. Spotting our opponents 30 points is a lot to overcome so finishing our first week with a 3-4 record, we'll take that.

"This week Wednesday we are at Central Montcalm vs Grant in a CSAA Conference opener. The past few years our matches with Grant have come right down to the wire. I don't expect anything different this year. Saturday we are at South Haven; if we can get our lineup healthy we will be tough to beat. After that we need Christmas break just to get healthy and get our numbers back."