Lakers take step toward Lakes 8 lead

The Spring Lake girls basketball team started off this season with the hope of simply moving into the upper half of the Lakes Eight conference.
Nich Wolak
Feb 8, 2014

With that benchmark already firmly accomplished, the Lakers now have higher aspirations.

Spring Lake took a big step toward its newfound goal on Friday, defeating visiting Orchard View, 60-50. 

“We’re starting to believe that we are contenders, as young as we are,” said coach Rich Hyde. “Now we’re going to get greedy and try to move up.”

It was a little bit of revenge for Spring Lake — the Lakers fell to the Cardinals 50-45 in overtime at Orchard View on Jan. 3.

Friday’s victory put Spring Lake at 6-2 in the conference, one game behind first-place Tri-County, and dropped Orchard View to 4-4 in conference play.

“We just separated ourselves from the middle of the pack,” Hyde said.

The Lakers’ start wasn’t pretty, as they fell behind the Cardinals 6-0. But Spring Lake steadily got better throughout the game, narrowing the Orchard View lead to one by the end of the first quarter, grabbing a three-point lead heading into the half, and expanding it to five before the fourth quarter, where they pulled away.

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