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JV Red Hawks win one, lose one

Sommer VanDyke driving to the basket.

The girls JV Red Hawks were snowed out on January 18 but made it up in more ways than one on Saturday, January 22. It was a great afternoon of basketball with the JV Red Hawks traveling to Kent City. At the end of an exciting first quarter, the girls were behind with a score of 12-10. The Red Hawks played hard in the second quarter, scoring another 10 points and going to the locker room leading 20-16.The girls came out from halftime to play another good quarter of basketball and still held the lead 30-26. They scored 12 points in the fourth to take the victory 42-39.
“We played very intense and our free throws won the game for us in the end,” commented Coach Tom Welsh.
Jeanette Sukstas, Sommer VanDyke and Allie Veltkamp scored a combined total of 37 points with Molly Caniff, Shealyn Fasel and Abby VanDusen also scoring for the Red Hawks.
On Thursday January 20, the JV Red Hawks hosted Wayland. The game started very physical and the girls fought hard against a very good Wayland team.  The Red Hawks found themselves behind 39-23 at the halftime buzzer. The girls came out scoring in the third quarter to shorten Wayland’s lead to 14 points and end the quarter 55-41. The hard physical play was too much for the Red Hawks and they fell to Wayland 68-48.
Even with a 20 point loss coach Tom Welsh commented that the JV girls were out sized but everyone played hard and played their best.
Sommer VanDyke led the Red Hawks in total points with Allie Veltkamp. Jeanette Sukstas, Sirena Johnson, Abby VanDusen, Delaney Holtrop and Shelby Towers also scoring the the Red Hawks.
The JV girls traveled to Comstock Park on Tuesday January 25 and will play on Friday January 28 against Belding.

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