Spring Lake’s second victory of the season came in convincing fasion.
The Lakers’ varsity girls basketball team raced out to a 12-0 lead after one quarter of play and, unlike previous contests this winter, never looked back on their way to a 46-26 victory.
“Defensively, we did a great job,” said Lakers’ coach Rich Hyde, whose team is now 2-12 overall and 2-5 in Lakes Eight Conference play. “We got some steals and some easy run-outs, and we need that for our offense. That really got us off to a good start.”
All 11 Lakers who dressed for the game scored on Friday, led by Jewel Wiersma, who had nine points and nine rebounds. Megan VanDeWeg added eight points, eight boards and three steals.
Megan Faurot scored nine points to lead Grant (1-12, 0-7 Lakes Eight).
As a team, Spring Lake had 22 steals, and committed just 18 turnovers, well below their season average.
Spring Lake got into a bit of foul trouble in the second quarter, and Hyde credited reserves Breanna Williams, Karley Engelsman and Grace Peterson with coming in and playing outstanding, especially on the defensive end.
Brittany Beeler had six points and six steals for the Lakers, while Molly Miedema added six points, four steals and three assists.
“They were on the top half of our zone, put on a lot of pressure and really overmatched Grant’s guards, particularly in the first and third quarters,” Hyde said.
The Lakers will look to build on Friday’s win when they return to action next Friday at Orchard View.