Up for first

SL girls defeat Ludington to set up Friday showdown with Tri-County
Nich Wolak
Feb 12, 2014

The Spring Lake girls basketball keeps moving closer to a Lakes Eight title.

In a showdown of the No. 2 teams in the league standings on Tuesday, Spring Lake defeated visiting Ludington, 53-42.

“I think they’re starting to believe,” said Coach Rich Hyde, of his players. “There’s no more claiming that we’re young and no more claiming that we’re inexperienced. This is a big step for us.”

The Lakers will have an opportunity to move to No. 1 when current league leader Tri-County comes to Spring Lake on Friday.

It was not a position Hyde saw his young squad being in at this point, heading into the season.

“If you would have told me we would be 7-2 and have a chance to play Tri-County for first I wouldn’t have believed you,” Hyde said.

The players didn’t see it initially either.

“This win was very, very important,” said senior captain Courtney Kyser. “We were really excited leading up to it. … Hopefully we can finish things off on Friday too. “This isn’t something we were expecting — especially being so young and having so many injuries.”

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