Fast start propels SL girls past WMC

Johnson, French key Lakers' strong first quarter
Tribune Staff
Jan 26, 2014

A fast start by freshman point guard Reiko Johnson and sophomore center Remi French helped Spring Lake race out to an early lead as the Lakers coasted to a 67-27 win over WMC on Saturday.

Johnson scored eight first-quarter points, mostly coming in transition, while French powered in a trio of inside buckets for six points, helping the visiting Lakers post an 18-4 advantage late in the first.

Only a 3-pointer by the Warriors’ Jessica Knoll to close out the quarter kept WMC within striking distance.

“It was nice to get off to a fast start,” said Hyde, whose team is now 6-6 after winning four if its last five games.

Johnson finished with 16 points, four assists, five steals and two blocked shots, while French added 15 points, 11 boards and two blocks. 

Kelsee Zuidema had a big third quarter as she scored seven of her 14 points in the quarter. She also pulled down eight rebounds.

All nine players scored for the Lakers.

WMC, on the other hand, struggled to find consistent sources of offense. Knoll finished with nine points and Harlie Hubers scored five.

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