But Friday was not a good night for the Lakers.
Spring Lake played without its second-leading scorer — Jessica Lewakowski — who missed the game after suffering a concussion on Tuesday against Montague. Leading scorer Evie Lorimer was far from 100 percent as she dealt with stomach issues and leg cramps. Throw in some serious foul trouble to guards Katie Miedema and Morgan Gagnon and the Lakers weren’t able to keep pace with an explosive Orioles squad.
Ludington remained undefeated with a 50-36 win while Spring Lake suffered its first loss of the season.
“I don’t think we could have had any more adversity thrown at us,” said Hyde, whose squad is now 5-1 overall and 2-1 in Lakes Eight Conference play. “Especially going against one of the best teams in the area. I’m very happy, we knew we can play with them, but with Jess out, Evie not 100 percent and two starters in foul trouble, we did everything we could to hold the pieces together.”
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