Holmquist receives honors

ANGOLA, Ind. — Trine’s Jared Holmquist, a former Reed City basketball player, has been named to the 2015-16 Capital One Academic All-District Men’s Basketball Team, released Thursday.

Holmquist was named to the first-team for Academic District 7, which includes Division III schools in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. The Capital One Academic All-District teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Holmquist will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected in early March.

The recognition adds to a list of accolades Holmquist has earned for his performance on the court and in the classroom. Holmquist has excelled off the court in his time at Trine, earning a 3.90 G.P.A. as an accounting major. He has been named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll three times for achieving at least a 3.50 G.P.A and earning a varsity letter. He also has been named to Trine University’s president’s list.

On the court, Holmquist has earned a string of accolades this season. He has earned national recognition in being named the DIII News Player of the Month for November and has earned weekly national honors on the Team of the Week. Holmquist also has been honored as MIAA Player of the Week twice this season.

Holmquist has followed up his All-MIAA campaign from a year ago with an even better senior season. The forward’s 163 made field goals entering the week ranked 29th in the nation. He leads the MIAA in averaging 20.9 points per game, while his 9.1 rebounds per contest rank second. Holmquist also leads the conference with nine double-doubles and an .862 free throw percentage.


Beal City 49, Evart 45

BEAL CITY — Mara VanOrder paced the Wildcats with 25 points and 27 rebounds while Brooke Belleville added eight points in Evart’s Highland Conference loss on Feb. 9.

Manton 44, Evart 34

EVART — Evart dropped this league game on Friday. The Wildcats trailed by seven at halftime and were down by two going into the fourth. Evart had a lead with five minutes left in the game but couldn’t hang on.

Brooke Belleville had 13 points while Mara VanOrder added eight points and Sydney Sanders had six.

“We played OK and made a run,” Evart coach Paul Higgins said. “Brook fouled out and when she did, we didn’t score another point.”

Evart was home Tuesday with White Cloud and is at Lake City on Thursday.


Manton 66, Pine River 43

MANTON — The Bucks (7-6, 4-5) fell to Manton on Thursday in nonleague action.

“We didn’t play well at all,” Pine River coach Brian Goodenow said. “They killed us on the boards. They outrebounded us 46-24. We didn’t shoot the ball well. They’re a very good team.”

Pine River will host McBain NMC on Friday.


Evart, Pine River at districts

EVART — Both Evart and Pine River will be in the Division 4 districts at Muskegon West Michigan Christian on Saturday.

Pine River was last at the Houghton Lake Invitational on Saturday.

Evart was second at Marion last Wednesday and sixth at Houghton Lake on Saturday.

“Round 3 has been our best round,” Evart coach Marty Pattee said.

She’s hopeful her tean can place in the top four at districts and qualify for the regionals on Feb. 27.