Lady Cats’ offense sputters in road loss

PLAINWELL — The Three Rivers Lady Cats basketball team dropped a 41-30 non-divisional Wolverine Conference game at Plainwell Tuesday.
Three Rivers jumped out to a 9-3 lead after one quarter. Plainwell, however, outscored Three Rivers 20-6 in the second quarter to take the lead over the Lady Cats 23-15 entering halftime. The Lady Trojans were then able to outscore the Lady Cats 18-15 in a defensive battle in the second half.
Three Rivers coach Jason Bingaman was pleased with his team’s defense on Spring Arbor recruit Sarah White (6-2).
“Tonight was a game of runs,” Bingaman said. “We made White work for her 12 points. Defensively we were able to do a nice job for good stretches and forced 22 turnovers. But we did not have good stretches offensively where we were on the same page and settled for some bad shots. Our downfall in many games has been efficiency offensively, and shooting 21 percent does not allow us to get into any rhythm.
“We need to regroup fast for our crossover game at Allegan which has always been a tough place to play for us.”
Rhyeli Krause had 11 points, two assists, three rebounds and one steal for Three Rivers. Hadley Miller finished with five points, one assist, seven rebounds and four steals. Arionne Fowlkes had four points and two assists. Tessa Hawkins finished with three points and four steals. Izzy Taylor added two points and three steals. Diamond Carter had three points, two rebounds and one steal. Cara Smith scored two points for the Lady Cats, who shot 9-of-42 from the floor and 7-for-11 at the foul stripe and had 17 turnovers.

Three Rivers JV 52, Plainwell 50 3 OT
Jessica Barnes scored 24 points for the Three Rivers jayvee girls’ basketball team in a 52-50 win over Plainwell in triple overtime.
Erin Brady added 10 points and Aislyn Sternbergh pitched in eight for the Lady Cats, now 7-12.

Galesburg-Augusta 45, Constantine 30
GALESBURG — Galesburg-Augusta defeated Constantine 45-30 in SAC Valley action on the Rams’ home floor.
Mackenzi Dobosiewicz had 19 points for Constantine. Paulina Diaz and Macey Tulley both chipped in four points each.
“We did not come to play tonight at all. The effort wasn’t there along with the lack of execution offensively and defensively. February basketball is tough and we did not respond tonight,” said Constantine coach Rachel Schlosser.
“I can handle missed shots, turnovers from good ideas, but the girls know — lack of effort or not giving 100 percent for four quarters doesn’t work and will not bring us success. We will bounce back. Credit to Galesburg for their success this season in conference.”
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