Holt girls' defense is crucial to victory

Holt girls' defense is crucial to victory

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Holt girls' defense is crucial to victory

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The Holt girls basketball team jumped out to a 9-1 lead and held Eastern without a field goal until just under 46 seconds were left on the clock in the first quarter as the Rams beat the Quakers 59-21 on Dec. 7 in a CAAC Blue game.

The Rams also knocked off St. Johns last week in a non-league game.

Against Eastern, Holt had to play without starting sophomore guard Tara Lierman, but led 28-10 after the first half and found a little more offense in the second half thanks to freshman guard Kamrin Reed and junior forward Khadeja Anthony.

Anthony had 11 points for Holt while Reed led all scorers with 20 points.

“She’s a good athlete. She’s a good basketball player and we’re excited for her future and she’s playing really well right now. She needed to step up with Tara not being here tonight,” Harkema said of Reed following the game.

“She’s played a lot of basketball. I don’t want to talk her up real early, but she’s a big part of why we’re 3-0.”

Junior forward Emma Sluiter added 10 points for Holt in the win over the Quakers.

Lierman would return for the non-league game Dec. 11 against St. Johns and would provide to be a key in keeping the Rams without a loss.

Lierman scored 20 points, including two three-pointers, and had four assists to lead Holt to a 52-48 win over the Redwings. Reed added 13 points for the Rams.

St. Johns took a 14-10 lead after one quarter, but the Rams responded with an 18-10 second quarter and managed to hold on in the fourth to secure the victory.

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