Girls Varsity Basketball · Girls Varsity finishes the regular season by beating Ionia 47-34


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After a tough stretch at the end of the season, the Greyhounds traveled to Ionia and finished the regular season by beating the host Ionia Bulldogs 47-34.

Being senior night for the Bulldogs, they came out with a little extra energy, jumping out to a 8-3 lead. After weathering the storm of the beginning, the Greyhounds started to flex their defensive muscle, and trailed only 10-12 after the first quarter. In the 2nd, the defensive pressure from Eaton Rapids really put the squeeze on the Bulldogs, limiting them to just 4 points before a long 3-pointer was banked in at the buzzer. As they headed to the locker room, the Greyhounds held a 21-19 lead.

In the 3rd quarter though, Eaton Rapids really became disruptive on the defensive end, forcing 10 turnovers in that quarter alone. Using that pressure for some easy transition points, they jumped out to a 35-25 lead after the quarter was over. In the 4th quarter, defense once again lead to a couple of transition baskets, and with 6:48 in the game, the Greyhounds took a 40-25 lead, and cruised to the end from there. Peyton Benjamin led all scorers with 20 big points, to go along with her 8 rebounds. Emily Cline added 13 points and 7 assists. Shelby Warner chipped in 6 points, Loralei Berry had 5, and Adi Sysum rounded out the scoring with 3 points to go with her 6 steals.

The Greyhounds finished their season with a 14-6 regular season record, and take that into a very tough district. Their first game will come against Chelsea (17-3) who is currently ranked #5 in the state. The game is Monday @ Cheslea, with a 7:00 pm start time.