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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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Girls basketball heads to districts

Senior Brighton Miller drives past a defender in a recent game at Mona Shores. Photo by Lisa Lewis. 

Will play in district championship on Friday, March 8

Cedar Springs girls basketball headed into district tournament action this week after picking up a pair of wins on the road the last week of the regular season.  

On Tuesday, February 26, the Lady Red Hawks made the trip to the lakeshore to take on Mona Shores.  After giving up 16 points in the first quarter, the defense stepped up and only allowed 13 total points over the final three quarters to win 41-29.

Senior Brighton Miller led the Red Hawks with 18 points. Sophomore Maggie Prins hauled in 9 rebounds on the night.

On Thursday, February 28, the ladies closed out their regular season winning a nail biter at Lowell. Cedar Springs jumped out to an early lead, before Lowell answered for a three-point halftime lead. Lowell continued in the second half building an 8-point lead midway through the third quarter. Cedar Springs answered the run to pull within one point at the end of the third.

With Lowell leading by three with under a minute to play, Sophomore Avery Sparling found Junior Kyla Andres under the goal for an easy basket to cut the lead to one. After rebounding a missed Lowell free throw, Cedar Springs guard Brighton Miller put the Red Hawks in front with a layup with 16 seconds left in the game. Lowell was unable to score in the final seconds and the Hawks earned a 37-36 victory.

Miller led the Red Hawks with 14 points followed by classmate Courtney Pienta with 9. Arianna Rau hauled down 12 rebounds followed by Sparling and Andres with 7 apiece.

At press time Wednesday evening, we learned that the girls got a big win over Forest Hills Central in district semi-final action. They will play Friday night, March 8, at Northview High School, for the district championship at 7 p.m. Come out and support your Lady Red Hawks! 

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