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Red Hawks lose to Wyoming Park; beat up on Eastern


Cameron Link looking to take a shot against Wyoming Park. Photo by K. Alvesteffer.

Cameron Link looking to take a shot against Wyoming Park. Photo by K. Alvesteffer.

By Kendra Coons

On Monday, February 3, the Cedar Springs varsity boys basketball team took on the Wolves of Wyoming Park. It was a tough battle between the Red Hawks and the Wolves, but in the end Wyoming Park took home the win 72-60.

At the end of the first quarter, the Red Hawks were leading 23-21. The Wolves came back after the first quarter and scored 14 more points, but that wasn’t enough to take the lead away from the Red Hawks. Cedar Springs went into halftime leading 38-35. Wyoming fought back and came out after halftime and scored 15 more points to take the lead. Cedar Springs tried to come back after the third quarter and scored 13 points in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough. Wyoming scored 22, giving them the win 72-60.

“Wyoming is a good team, with a lot of athleticism. It was a good for us to play a team that plays a little different style,” commented head Coach Jeff Patin.

Senior Cameron Link and junior Brad Brechting led Cedar Springs in points. Link had a total of 30 points with a shooting percentage of 47.6. Brechting was right behind him coming in at 20 and went 9 for 12 on all of his shots. Wyoming’s Nick Staten led the Wolves in points coming in at 23 and went 7 for 14 on his shots. Coming in second for Wyoming was Jacob Traylor with 17 and a shooting percentage of 35.7.

“I thought we played well for most of the game. It was an up tempo game and we were playing our 3rd game in 4 days, and with about 2 minutes to go, we just couldn’t get the big stop or a basket,” stated Coach Patin.

The boys varsity basketball team also played Forest Hills Eastern this week on Friday, February 7. This was the second meeting of Cedar Springs and FHE. The first time the Red Hawks played the Hawks Cedar Springs defeated FHE 61-57.

In this matchup, it was very close at the beginning. At the end of the first quarter, Cedar Springs was in the lead 20-14 over FHE. After the first quarter, FHE came back fighting hard and scored 11 more points to make the score 30-25 still in favor of the Red Hawks. After halftime, Cedar Springs was still in the grove and added 19 more points to their score to stay in the lead. At the end of the third quarter the score was 49-40. FHE tried fighting back during the fourth, but it wasn’t enough. The final score was 70-55 with Cedar Springs defeating FHE.

“It was a good win for us. This time of year it’s good to win even if you haven’t played your best,” said Coach Patin.

Junior Brad Brechting led the team in points for Cedar Springs coming in at a total of 20. Senior Austin Hilyer was not far behind with 13 and Cameron Link came in third at 10.

“We were able to string some good defense possessions together to extend the lead,” exclaimed Coach Patin.

The boys varsity next game is Friday, February 14 at West Catholic. The team will be looking for their 11th win. So come on out and cheer on your Red Hawks!

 

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Chargers standout defense helps with early season victory


Tuesday’s win over West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES) evened the Chargers record on the season to 2-2.
The boy’s varsity team from Creative Technologies Academy executed a near-perfect defensive game as they held a competitive WMEAS team scoreless in the first, third, and fourth quarters. After jumping out to a 16-0 lead after the first quarter, the Chargers were challenged by WMAES as they played even with the Chargers, matching score for score to end the first half with a 27-10 Charger lead. Unfortunately for WMEAS, their scoring run would end there, as CTA charged on to a 52-10 victory.
A big reason for the successful night was the 33 combined offensive and defensive rebounds, as well as getting a team total of 18 steals.  Junior, Austin Armstrong lead statistically for the Chargers with 6 steals, 6 rebounds, and 13 points.  It was a great performance from the junior, but the Chargers victory was a team effort. Twelve of the fourteen Chargers scored at least two points to lead to balanced scoring.
The CTA boys hope to improve their record as they head to Fremont to face the Fremont Home School Mustangs for one last game before taking a break for the holidays. For a complete CTA Charger’s schedule, please visit the athletics page at www.ctaschool.com.

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