Posted on 27 January 2011.
Red Hawk Tiffany Karger scored 9 points against the Kent City Eagles last week. Photo by R. Karger.
The Cedar Springs Red Hawks Varsity girls basketball team had a rough couple of games last week, losing to both Wayland and unbeaten Kent City.
The Red Hawks traveled to Wayland to face the Wildcats on Thursday, January 20.
Cedar Springs kept up with Wayland in the 1st and 3rd quarters, but were out scored in the 2nd and 4th due to a lot of unanswered buckets. The Red Hawks trailed by a score of 14-10 in the first quarter, and while the Wildcats kept up the pace in the second quarter, scoring another 14 points, the Red Hawks only managed 2. The third quarter saw more buckets from Cedar, but they only scored 10 points to Wayland’s 11. The fourth quarter was also dismal for Cedar, with them scoring only four points to answer Wayland’s 12. Final score was Wayland 51, Cedar Springs 26.
Scoring for the Red Hawks was Rachael Ludtke and Molly Holtrop both with 8 points; Chaya Coxon with 6; and Brittany Todd and Tiffany Karger both with 2. Coxon also went 4 for 4 on free throws and Ludtke 4 for 6.
Leading scorer for the Wildcats was Molly Lameyer with 18 points.
The Red Hawks then faced an unbeaten Kent City team on Saturday, January 22. Kent City kept the Red Hawks at bay, allowing them to score only 12 points in the first half, to Kent City’s 22. The Eagles came on even stronger in the second half, scoring 16 points in the third quarter to Cedar’s 5, and 19 in the fourth. Cedar answered with 13, but it was not nearly enough and the Red Hawks lost 57-30.
Leading scorers for the Red Hawks were Tiffany Karger with 9 points, and Rachael Ludtke with 7.
Leading scorer for the Eagles was Anna Iwaniw with 16 points. Also in double digits were Kara Carlson and Sonnie Kumat, both with 11. Alleigh Braford tipped in 8.
The Red Hawks were back on their game Tuesday, January 25, when they pulled out a close victory over the Comstock Panthers, 49-42. Read about it next week’s Post!
The Red Hawks are in second place in the OK-Blue with a 4-1 record, and are 7-4 overall. They host Belding on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym, and travel to face division leader West Catholic (5-0, 10-3) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at West Catholic High School.
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Posted on 20 January 2011.
Chaya Coxon had 11 points against the Huskies.
The Lady Red Hawks Varsity Basketball team made some tough shots when it counted last Friday to earn a 44-41 win over Forest Hills Northern.
The Red Hawks rolled out the welcome mat for the Huskies then jerked it away by taking an 8-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Huskies fought back toward the end of the second quarter, making their final five shots to tie it up 17-17 at the half.
In the third quarter, Rachael Ludtke scored Cedar’s first six points to give them lead. Chaya Coxon and Molly Holtrop added 3-pointers to extend the lead to 29-24 at the end of the quarter. The Huskies continued to battle it out in the fourth, and were within a single point with only 20 seconds left on the clock when the Red Hawks won the game at the free throw line, 44-41.
Top scorers for the Red Hawks were Rachael Ludtke with 12, and Chaya Coxon with 11. Molly Holtrop added 5, Hannah Wight had 5, Tiffany Karger and Meghan Andres tipped in 4 each, and Brittany Todd scored 2.
Coxon went 6 for 6 in free throws, and and Wight went 3 for 4. Karger was 2 for 3, and Ludtke 2 for 2.
“We out-rebounded the Huskies, and were very strong at the free-throw line (76 percent), particularly late in the game (Wight, Karger),” remarked Assistant Coach Chad Wight. “We recognize that those are key ingredients to being successful and winning games.”
Wight noted that the girls seemed to gel better as a team and got the job done. “We began to realize more of our potential tonight. We had a double-double from Rachel Ludtke underneath the basket, as well as a supporting cast of starters and bench-play that filled in the rest.
Rachael Ludtke charges the basket.
“We had some big shots down the stretch, particularly some treys from both Chaya Coxon and Molly Holtrop. Hannah Wight and Rachel Ludtke grabbed some huge rebounds for us in the closing minutes that kept us on top. The Huskies hit some threes to close the gap, but we never lost our intensity,” Wight added.
The Red Hawks are now 3-1 in conference play, and 6-2 overall.
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Posted on 13 January 2011.
Junior Chaya Coxon helped lead the Red Hawks to another win with 10 points against the Broncos Friday night. Photo by R. Karger.
Freshman Brittany Todd led the scoring for the Red Hawks with 13 points against Coopersville last Friday. Photo by R. Karger.
Cedar Springs Lady Red Hawk Varsity Basketball paid a visit to Coopersville last Friday, January 7 and came away with another victory under their belt.
The Red Hawks hit the ground running early and ended the first period with a 16-6 lead, and finished out at halftime with a 25-9 advantage. The Broncos did not back down, however, and out scored the Hawks by one point in the 3rd quarter and six points in the 4th. The Hawks were already well in the lead, though, and held on to win a 42-33 O-K Blue victory against Coopersville.
Cedar Springs, now 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the O-K Blue, were led by freshman Brittany Todd with 13 points coming off the bench. Also contributing was Chaya Coxon with 10 points, Tiffany Karger with 5 points, Molly Holtrop with 4 points, Amber Milligan 4 points, Rachael Ludtke with 3 and Lindsey Kline 3 points.
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Posted on 16 December 2010.
Rachael Ludtke shoots a double double.
It was another great game last week when the Cedar Springs Lady Red Hawks basketball team took down Forest Hills Eastern 48-28.
“The girls played with great energy tonight,” said assistant coach Chad Wight. “The athleticism of this year’s team allows us to play at a fast pace and, hopefully, wear some teams down.”
Their five starters–Chaya Coxon, Molly Holtrop, Hannah Wight, Tiffany Karger, and Rachael Ludtke—played most of the game. “They were very effective as a unit in the press, which allowed us to win the turnover battle,” explained Wight.
Wight said that the team shot 88 percent from the free throw line. “That kind of thing helps put the game well out of your opponents reach.”
He also said that they are getting better at communicating defensively and in transition. “It’s critical to have vocal leaders on the floor,” noted Wight.
“Our starting squad is young (2 Sophmores and 3 Juniors),” he added. “But this has been a good start for us as a team. The girls are having fun, and everyone is taking on their role rather well. They’re a great group to coach.”
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Posted on 09 December 2010.
Molly Holtrop driving the paint for two against Greenville.
The Cedar Springs Red Hawks girls varsity basketball team is off to a good start with two wins last week.
On November 30, they faced off against Greenville. They had a slow start, but by half time the Red Hawks led by 14-11. The Hawks never lost the lead throughout the game, and when it was all over, they defeated the Yellow Jackets 47-36.
Leading scorers for the Hawks were Tiffany Karger with 10 points, and Rachael Ludtke with 9 points.
The Red Hawks traveled to Lowell on December 2 and took on the Red Arrows. The Lady Red Hawks had a commanding start and led into the half 16-6. Lowell came back within one point in the 4th quarter but never took the lead.
Tiffany Karger led the Hawks with 15 points, and Rachael Ludtke was close behind with 13 points.
The girls took on Forest Hills Eastern Tuesday evening, and came out with a win. Read about it in next week’s Post!
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