PREP BASKETBALL

Big Rapids at Reed City

REED CITY — Reed City’s basketball teams are home Friday night in Central State Activities Association Gold Division play against Big Rapids. Weather permitting, both teams were scheduled to play Grant on Tuesday.

“Right now, they’ve proven they are the elite teams in our league,” Reed City coach Dean McGuire said. “I like our effort right now. We are not shooting the ball well right now. I like our chances when we start shooting the ball well.”

Beal City 57, Evart 23 (girls)

EVART — Evart lost a Highland Conference game on Thursday to Beal City. The Wildcats (0-6) were led by Mara VanOrder with 15 points and 17 rebounds. 

Evart is home Friday with Manton and plays Tuesday at Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy.

3-on-3 Tournament

REED CITY — Reed City’s 11th annual 3 on 3 tournament, the Coyote Classic, is set for March 26. 

Four-player teams for boys and girls ages 7-18 is $80 and only $75 if post marked before March 7. Deadline for registering is  March 22. Registration forms are available at reedcity.k12.mi.us/athletics for anyone.

For questions, call Denise Nelson at (231) 388-0265 or email at dnelson@reedcity.k12.mi.us

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Holmquist scores 30 points

ANGOLA, Ind. —  The NCAA Division III 23rd-ranked Trine men’s basketball team used a big second half run to pull away from Kalamazoo to earn a 77-59 victory over the Hornets in MIAA-action Saturday afternoon in Hershey Hall.

A 19-3 run over a span of eight minutes turned a three-point Trine lead into a 19-point advantage with 5:35 to play. The Thunder held Kalamazoo to 16 points below its season scoring average entering Saturday’s contest. Jared Holmquist, of Reed City, scored 30 points on 12-of-24 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to pace Trine offensively.

The senior averaged 28 points per game and shot 58 percent from the floor this week. Demarco Dickerson came off the bench to score 20 points to pace the Hornets. The Thunder improved to 11-2 overall and 1-1 in the MIAA. Kalamazoo is now 1-12 overall, 0-2 in conference play.

A dominant first half from Holmquist paced the Thunder to a 40-35 lead at the break. The senior scored 20 points prior to halftime, knocking down 7-fo-13 field goal attempts. A three by Holmquist gave the Thunder the lead for good late in the half. Twelve points from Dickerson kept the Hornets in the game.