Girls Varsity Basketball · Girls Varsity Basketball hangs on to beat Mason 42 – 38

38 Mason High School
42 Eaton Rapids High School
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Mason High School vs Eaton Rapids High School
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1 5   17
2 3   8
3 18   5
4 12   12

The host Lady Greyhounds used a fast start to beat the visiting Bulldogs from Mason, 42-38. Jumping out of the gate with an aggressive half court defense, the Greyhounds led 17-5 after the first quarter. During the 2nd, the Greyhounds struggled to score, but kept up the defensive pressure, holding the Bulldogs to just 3 points in the quarter, and extending their lead to 17 at the halftime break. At the start of the 2nd half, the Greyhounds relaxed on defense, and it bit them hard. Allowing 18 3rd quarter points, Eaton Rapids suddenly found themselves in a dog fight (pun!). The Mason Bulldogs had fought back, closing the gap down to 4. In the 4th, the teams traded blows back and forth, but Eaton Rapids held onto the lead the entire way. Mason was able to close it to within 2 points a couple different times, but some solid free throw shooting sent the Greyhounds home the victors. Ari Sysum led all scorers with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 8 steals. Isabell Ausel netted 8 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Peyton Benjamin had a solid 4 points, 5 assists and 4 blocks of her own. Rounding out the scoring were Shelby Warner with 3, Kaylee Benton with 3, and Megan Huisman with 2 points. The Greyhounds next host more Bulldogs, when Ionia visits on Friday.

JV score: Mason 50, Eaton Rapids 28.