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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Holmquist at Trine

ADA, Ohio — The Trine men’s basketball team defeated Ohio Northern 78-72 Saturday afternoon to give the Thunder their best start in over 30 years.

The victory extended Trine’s winning streak to eight games and gives the Thunder a 10-1 overall record, the team’s best start since the 1983-84 season. Jared Holmquist, of Reed City, notched his second-straight double-double and seventh of the season to lead the way. The senior scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out a career-high six assists. Holmquist has notched double-doubles in four of the last five games.

Kullman at Mid Michigan

HARRISON — Kristin Kullman, of Evart, is a 5-7 freshman women’s basketball forward for the Mid Michigan Community College at Harrison. In one of her best games in December, she scored 11 points and had five rebounds in an 83-37 win over the College of DuPage.

Nelson at Saginaw Valley

UNIVERSITY CENTER — Pine River’s former two-time all-state basketball player Kassy Nelson is playing her freshman season at Saginaw Valley State University. Nelson has seen action in seven games so far and is averaging 2.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 6.0 minutes per outing. She’s shooting 42.9 percent from the floor and 40.0 percent in 3-pointers.

Saginaw Valley is 7-4 overall and 4-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Cardinals play at Ferris State at 1 p.m. on Jan. 30.

Lockhart at Cornerstone

GRAND RAPIDS — Former Reed City basketball standout Emma Lockhart, is playing her junior season at Cornerstone University.

Cornerstone is 8-7 overall and 6-2 in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Lockhart has played in all 15 games and has started in nine. She’s averaged 24.7 minutes and is shooting 27.4 percent from the floor, and 56 percent in free throws. She’s averaging 3.5 points and 2.9 rebounds a game. She has a 1.4 assists over turnover ratio.

COMPETITIVE CHEER

Evart Invitational on Saturday

EVART — Evart’s competitive cheer team will be hosting an invitational at the high school gym on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. Earlier this week, Evart coach Marty Pattee said Farwell and Pine River will be among the participating teams.

The Wildcats have participated in one meet so far this season. They also host an invitational on Jan. 27.