Girls Basketball: Lakers cruise past Montague

Spring Lake's varsity girls basketball team quickly shook off the rust from its two-plus-week layoff, pounding Montague on Tuesday, 66-37.
Tribune Staff
Jan 5, 2012

 

The Lakers (5-0, 3-0 Lakes Eight Conference) received huge games from a pair of post players. Jessica Lewakowski finished with 19 points — including 16 in the first half alone — to go with 11 rebounds.

In the second half, Evie Lorimer took over, scoring 16 of her 18 points after halftime. She also pulled down 10 boards.

“The first half, Evie got a couple quick fouls,” said Lakers’ coach Rich Hyde. “Jess worked outside, then she started attacking inside and before we know it, Jess has nine points in the first quarter and we’re up 12-2.

“In the second half, Jess became the distributor and Evie ended up with 16 points in the half.”
Lewakowski was injured in a collision early in the fourth quarter and did not return. Hyde said she should be ready to play Friday, when the Lakers host unbeaten Ludington.

Hyde credited Katie Miedema and Morgan Gagnon with playing aggressive from their wing positions against Montague. Miedema had six assists while Gagnon scored four points.

“Kaite Miedema and Gagnon attacked early and really opened things up,” Hyde said. “They set the tone early by being good distributors.”

Brittany Beeler added five steals for the Lakers, who led 26-12 at the half.

Mariah Thies led Montague with 10 points.

The Lakers made 25-of-37 free throws while the Wildcats attempted just 20 from the line.

On Friday, Spring Lake hosts Ludington in a battle of the two unbeaten teams remaining in the Lakes Eight Conference.

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake cruised past Montague, 36-11. Brianna Williams had 10 points, three steals and an assist, while Courtney Kyser added nine points, four rebounds and five steals for the Lakers (5-0).

Freshmen: The Lakers pounded Wyoming Rogers, 37-7. Kelsie Zuidema had nine points while Amber Taylor scored eight. Ayna Gordon added four points and five steals for Spring Lake (4-1).

WMC CRUISES PAST FREEDOM

Western Michigan Christian remained undefeated with a 56-20 win over Hudsonville Freedom Christian.

The visiting Lady Warriors jumped out to a 20-4 lead after one quarter and were never threatened. WMC’s balanced offensive attack was led by Miya Oakes with 11 points, six steals and six assists. Rachel Bruinsma had 10 points, seven rebounds and five steals, Elyse Ray added 10 points and Rachel Karsten had nine

Vanessa Eekhoff pulled down seven rebounds.

Rachel Slottke led Freedom with eight points.

 

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