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Lady Red Hawks look to get back on track


Cedar Springs Girls Basketball started the 2019-20 season on a tear.  They look to get back on track as they have recently dropped three games in their toughest stretch of the schedule.

Traveling to FH Northern, on January 10th, in their first game after a long Christmas Break the ladies fell behind 14-2 early in the first quarter and were playing catch up from there.  

Cedar battled back cutting to one point 25-26 at the end of the third quarter.  The Red Hawks had a chance to take the lead early in the fourth but could not convert on three open looks in one possession.

Final Score on the night was 27-34. Junior Maggie Prins led the Red Hawks with a double-double, 11 points and 11 rebounds.  Junior Arianna Rau pulled down 8 rebounds.

Junior Arianna Rau goes up strong in the paint against FH Northern. Photo by Dennis Buttermore.

The ladies were back on the road Tuesday, January 14th when they traveled to FH Central.  

After trading baskets to a 9-9 score midway through the opening quarter, FHC scored the last 5 points unanswered for a 5 point lead at the end of one, 9-14.  Prins scored all 7 of her points in a second period that saw the Red Hawks close the gap on the Rangers for a halftime score of 21-24.

FHC got hot in the third quarter and had the ladies down 14 points at the end of the third period.  As always, these ladies battled back and closed the lead to 4 points late in the fourth quarter, however the lead was to much to overcome and the Red Hawks fell, 39-48.

Rau produced a double-double of her own scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds.  She was followed in scoring by junior Avery Sparling with 10 points.

Red Hawk junior Abby Buttermore goes up for 2 points against Kent City. Photo by Dennis Buttermore.

Cedar Springs hosted #2 Kent City on Saturday, January 18 in front a great crowd.  The Red Hawks battled evenly with the Eagles for a 7-7 score at the end of the first period. Rau had a big first half scoring 8 of her team high 13 points.

Kent City got hot behind the arc in the second period building a 13-point lead heading into the locker room at halftime.  

But Cedar would again battle back cutting Kent City’s lead to 4 points at the end of the third, 34-38. Three points by Prins and Junior Kaelyn Colclasure, as well as a short jumper by Sparling spurred the Red Hawks.

The teams battled throughout the fourth quarter, but the Red hawks could never get the lead. Final score was 46-51.

Rau produced her second double-double in as many games scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sparling  and Colclasure followed with 10 and 8 points, respectively. Darrah Miller hauled in 10 rebounds on the night.

The Lady Red Hawks are back in action at home this week when they battle Northview Tuesday (1-21) and will play Lowell on Friday evening.  

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