Sports News In Brief
NEWAYGO 56, REED CITY 51
NEWAYGO — Reed City suffered its first loss of the season on Wednesday night at the hands of Newaygo, 56-51.
The Coyotes were led by Chad Samuels who put up 16 points in a losing effort and Kyle Wright added 14 points, 12 rebounds and five steals.
Pine River 71 Lake city 50
LAKE CITY — The Pine River boys basketball pushed its unblemished record to 7-0 with a 71-50 victory against Lake City in Highland Conference play on Friday. The Bucks took a 37-28 lead into halftime and outscored the Trojans 34-31 the rest of the way to secure the conference victory.
Pine River shot a blistering 58 percent from the field, but Pine River coach Brian Goodenow said the Bucks struggled with rebounding on
“This was a big gut-check win for us,” he said. “(Lake City) was killing us on the boards, but our offense kept us in the game. Our guys really dug in (Friday).”
Brandon Hoaglund led the Bucks with 21 points, four rebounds and three steals while Skyler Nelson recorded 19 points, three rebounds and four steals, Lucas Harris tallied 16 points and six rebounds and Mitchell McDonald had eight points, six rebounds, six steals and 13 assists on the night.
PINE RIVER 64, MCBAIN NMC 31
MCBAIN — The Pine River boys basketball team got a lopsided Highland Conference victory on Tuesday, Jan, 14, as it beat McBain NMC 64-31.
The Bucks were up 27-16 at the end of the first half but outscored NMC 20-3 in the third quarter to coast to a comfortable victory.
The Bucks were led by Brandon Hoaglund once again who filled the stat line with 19 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and five steals on the night. Lucas Harris also had 19 points with five rebounds and five steals. Skyler Nelson also got into double-digits with 11 points.
PINE RIVER 38, BEAL CITY 30
BEAL CITY — The Pine River girls basketball team picked up a Highland conference victory on Thursday night over Beal City, 38-30.
The Bucks were up 12-2 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. At the end of the third Beal City threatened, making it 29-22 going into the fourth, but the Bucks were able to hold on and pick up the road victory.
The Bucks were led by Kassy Nelson who had nine points, six rebounds and four assists. Kierra Justin added eight points and eight rebounds and Michelle Kelsey had seven points and nine boards for the Bucks in the win.
Pine River improves to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the Highland conference. The Bucks play home Friday against Manton.
REED CITY 48, CENTRAL MONTCALM 23
STANTON — The Reed City Coyotes picked up a Central State Activities Association (CSAA) victory on Thursday night over Central Montcalm, 48-23.
The Coyotes were paced by a 14-point outing from Mackenzie Switzer. Karah Hensel had 10 points and five boards and Natalie Westhoff added eight points and five rebounds for Reed City.
Reed City (5-5, 5-3 CSAA) held its opponent under 30 points for the third consecutive game.
LAKEVIEW — The Reed City Coyotes took sixth place out of 15 teams in Lakeview on Saturday.
The Coyotes Adam Kehr won it all at 145, going a perfect 3-0 on the day. Evan Skiver went 3-1 at 215 and took second place while Matt McGahey went 2-1 at 119 for a second-place finish. Andre Burks went 2-2 at 189 for a fourth-place finish.
Other two-match winners on the day were; Troy Giese (152), Thayne Stieg at 130, Jon Green at 171, Derrick Rasor at 135 and Devin Ward at 160 won one match.
“We wrestled tough,” Reed City coach Roger Stieg said. “I’m happy with the results.”
HOLTON — Reed City wrestling went 2-0 against Holton and Big Rapids in a CSAA meet on Wednesday night.
The Coyotes beat Holton 51-28 and beat the Cardinals 45-33.
Winning two for the Coyotes were Matt McGahey at 119, Thayne Stieg (130), Adam Kehr (152), Devin Ward (160), Andre Burks (189) and Evan Skiver at 285.
Jon Green (171), Travis French (215), Shenouda Angious (103), Mike Gilmurry (152), and Gerald Beemer (285) all went 1-0.
Reed City is 4-2 in the CSAA.
LEROY — Pine River defeated Benzie Central 55-21 and Frankfort 71-3 in wrestling action on Jan 15.
Undefeated wrestlers for the Bucks included Nate Park at 103, Jordan Stone at 112, Tony Moore at 119, Elliott VanDreumel at 125, Darwin Dean at 130, Kyle Nixon at 145, and Tyler McCurry at 189.
Saturday, the Bucks were 4-1. They lost to Caro 36-31. Then they beat Wayland 57-12, Forest Hills Easternr 69-6, Allendale 36-30 and won the third-place match 57-16.
Getting undefeated records were Moore, Nixon and Jordan Stone. Having only one loss were Dean, Justin Cole at 140, Adam Langworthy at 171 and Chase Morrison at heavyweight.
EVART, PINE RIVER
EVART — Evart competed Wednesday at Marion and took second place out of 10 teams in its division. Houghton Lake took first place.
“We had a season high in all three rounds,” said Evart coach Marty Pattee. “I finally had one of my seniors back after recovering from a broken hand. The team right now is getting on a roll. They’re scoring better. I look forward to them doing a lot of great things.”
Evart is at Harrison Saturday.
Pine River was also at Marion and showed improvement, said Bucks coach Tiffany Linquist, whose team had been off for almost a month.
Pine River had its best competition for all three rounds this season Saturday at Farwell, Lindquist said. Pine River is at Brethren Wednesday at Harrison.