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Reed City 60, White Cloud 32

WHITE CLOUD — Balanced scoring and strong defense led the Reed City girls basketball team to a 60-32 victory over  White Cloud on Jan. 22

Reed City led just 14-11 at the end of the first quarter, but the Coyotes outscored the Indians 21-3 in the second quarter.

“We made some adjustments on our press and we went to town,” Reed City coach Brian Koopman said.

Kalee Hensel led the way for the Coyotes with 13 points, eight steals and four assists. Emma Lockart and Makenzie Switzer each tallied eight points, while Tina Lintemuth and Jacolyn Mullins recorded seven points.

Reed City is in action Friday when it travels to Big Rapids.

Pine River 60, Manton 29

MANTON — Pine River rolled to its 10th straight win with a 60-29 victory over Manton on Jan. 22.

The Bucks are now 10-1 overall and 7-0 in the Highland Conference.

Jamie Justin led the way for Pine River with 24 points, while Cayman Gatt added 14. Paige Esiline grabbed six rebounds and Erin Koetje handed out three assists.

Pine River led just 13-9 at the end of the first quarter before outscoring the Rangers 16-3 in the second quarter to take command of the game.

Beal City 58, Evart 16

EVART — Evart took it on the chin from Beal City Friday in suffering a 58-16 setback in Highland Conference action.

“Offensively, their pressure got to us,” said Evart coach Larry Brown. “There were a lot  turnovers. They were making shots and we couldn’t make anything.”

The Wildcats were scheduled to play at Montabella on Monday but the game was snowed out and no rescheduling date was announced.

Evart is home against Manton on Thursday.


HARRISON -- Pine River competed at Harrison on Saturday.

“They had their best round 3 performance,” said Pine River coach Tiffany Lindquist. “Wednesday they were at Marion and had their best rounds 1 and 2.”

Pine River is at Evart Wednesday and Pine River Saturday.