SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF
Evart takes first place
EVART — Evart’s competitive cheer team took first place at Marion last Wednesday. The Wildcats had their highest score of the season with 617 points. The best round was Round 3, which includes mounts and stunts.
Senior Loraine Foster “was solid in all three rounds,” Evart coach Marty Pattee said.
Evart is at Marion again on Wednesday and at Houghton Lake on Saturday.
Pine River was fifth among seven teams at Marion with a 492. Alivia Nelson, Sydney Bousquet, Vicki Moored, Carrie Coon, Lindsay Laude, Amber Caswell and Harlee Charles performed for Pine River.
McBain Northern Michigan 83, Evart 53
EVART — Evart fell to 1-12 with this loss to McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Thursday. NMC was up 16-15 after the first quarter, 42-26 at halftime and 60-42 after the third quarter.
Mara VanOrder led Evart with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Brooke Belleville added 17 points, Sydney Sanders had nine points and Macey Wallace added eight.
Pine River 40, Beal City 37
LEROY — The Bucks held off a Beal City comeback to win on Friday. Mason Powell led the Bucks (6-5, 3-3 Highland) with 13 points and six rebounds, and Hunter Esiline had 10 points and seven boards. Conner Hoagland had 11 rebounds.
McBain 76, Evart 45
EVART — Evart (4-8) lost to McBain on Friday in Highland Conference action. Noah Drake scored 11 points and Danny Griffin had nine for the Wildcats.
Holmquist third in Trine rebounding
ADRIAN — Adrian’s hot shooting proved too much for the Trine men’s basketball team as the Bulldogs dealt the Thunder a 79-68 loss in MIAA-action Saturday afternoon.
Reed City’s Jared Holmquist led Trine with his MIAA-leading ninth double-double of the season, scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. The Thunder fell to 15-6 overall, 5-5 in conference play. Adrian improved to 12-9 overall and moved into a tie for fourth in the league standings with Trine with a 5-5 conference mark.
Holmquist moved into third on Trine’s all-time list in rebounds with 709 in his career. He is one of three players in team history with more than 700 career rebounds.