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Lady Red Hawks split road games

The Cedar Springs Girls Basketball team split a pair of road games this past week, losing a close one at rival Greenville on Tuesday, and putting together a convincing victory at Ottawa Hills on Friday.

Senior Julia Danielson drives by a defender in recent game against Ottawa Hills. Photo by Dennis Buttermore.

Lady RedHawks split road games

In a closely contested game throughout the night at Greenville, Cedar Springs fell behind 8-9 after one period. Sophomore Darrah Miller nailed a three pointer in the opening quarter and Junior Arianna Rau put in a pair of baskets to lead the scoring in the first.

Both teams struggled to score in the second period. The Red Hawks were on spot defensively, holding Greenville to two points on the quarter, however, Cedar was only able to muster 4 points of their own. Cedar led 12-11 at halftime.

Junior Avery Sparling goes up for a three pointer against Greenville. Photo by Dennis Buttermore.

The offenses started to pick up in the third. Three pointers by Miller and Junior Avery Sparling, along with a layup by Junior Maggie Prins keyed the Red Hawk attack. The teams continued to battle back and forth throughout the fourth quarter.

Cedar Springs led by two points with 30 seconds left in the game when Greenville came down and hit a three pointer to take the lead. The Red Hawks had a couple of opportunities in the final seconds but could not put any points on the board. Greenville managed a pair of free throws and defeated the Red Hawks 31-34.

Rau led the team in scoring with 9 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Miller and Sparling with 8 points apiece. Prins pulled down 6 rebounds.

On Friday, the ladies traveled to Ottawa Hills High School to take on the Lady Bengals. Sparling and Junior Kaelyn Colclasure each scored 5 points in the opening 8 minutes to put Cedar ahead 12-4 after the first quarter.  

Sparling continued her hot hand in the second period knocking down two more three pointers and scoring 10 points in the quarter. Rau put in 4 points of her own as Cedar took a 28-10 lead into the halftime break.  

Cedar kept the pressure on in the second half.  Junior Jenna Powell drained a three pointer in the third quarter and Senior Julia Danielson scored a nice running jumper in the lane in the 4th as Cedar cruised to a 42-22 victory.

Sparling led all scorers with 15 points, followed by Colclasure with 9.  Rau hauled in a team high 9 rebounds on the evening.

The Lady Red Hawks are 8-5 overall on the season and 3-3 in conference play.  They will be back in action at home on Tuesday, February 4th when they take on Mona Shores, and again Friday (2-7) when they take on FH Northern.

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