COMPETITIVE CHEER Evart takes first place EVART\u00a0\u2014 Evart\u2019s 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 \u201cwas solid in all three rounds,\u201d 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. GIRLS BASKETBALL McBain Northern Michigan 83, Evart 53 EVART\u00a0\u2014\u00a0Evart 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. BOYS BASKETBALL Pine River 40, Beal City 37 LEROY\u00a0\u2014 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\u00a0\u2014 \u00a0Evart (4-8) lost to McBain on Friday in Highland Conference action. Noah Drake scored 11 points and Danny Griffin had nine for the Wildcats. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Holmquist third in Trine rebounding ADRIAN\u00a0\u2014\u00a0Adrian\u2019s hot shooting proved too much for the Trine men\u2019s basketball team as the Bulldogs dealt the Thunder a 79-68 loss in MIAA-action Saturday afternoon. Reed City\u2019s 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\u2019s 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.