Johnson erupts for 31 points in Lakers' win

It was a record-setting performance for Reiko Johnson.
Tribune Staff
Jan 31, 2014

The Lakers’ freshmen became just the fourth player in school history to score 30 or more points in a game, going off for 31 in Spring Lake’s 56-43 victory over Grant on Friday night. 

Johnson was five-of-seven from 3-point range.

“Her shot selection was great,” said coach Rich Hyde. “Sometimes she tries to press a little and drive too much, but this was absolutely perfect. When the game comes to her she’s really smooth.”

The point guard got things going for Spring Lake early, scoring 12 of her points in the Lakers’ 20-2 run to open the game.

Post players Courtney Kyser and Kelsee Zuidema also contributed early on, hitting the boards hard to get the Lakers second chance opportunities on the offensive end, and fast-break opportunities after Tiger misses.

Zuidema had 10 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks on the evening, while Kyser hauled in 10 rebounds.

Ashleigh Underwood found Johnson and Zuidema often, leading the Lakers with six assists.

After jumping out to a 32-16 halftime lead, Hyde said he was disappointed when his squad let a winless Grant squad cut the lead down to three in the third quarter. 

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