Being a new coach, with a new offense, Harper Creek’s Terri Tchorzynski knew it might take a little while for her team to hit a groove.
But now the Beavers have won four games in a row and everyone is feeling good about the new setup.
Harper Creek defeated Coldwater, 56-46, in this Interstate 8 Conference girls basketball game at Harper Creek on Friday.
With the fourth straight win, Harper Creek is now 5-2 on the season and just a game behind the leaders in the league at 3-1. Coldwater falls to 4-4 overall.
“I think we are in a rhythm right now, we are getting comfortable in our offense and we are understanding the philosophy of how we want to play. But every game we are still looking to get better each time out and we are going to continue to try to do that,” Tchorzynski said.
Harper Creek broke open a close game with an 18-9 advantage in the second quarter to go into halftime up 31-19. The Beavers were able to hold from there.
Charley Andrews led the way for Harper Creek with 18 points and nine rebounds with six steals and two blocks. Reagan Dishaw added 10 points an six rebounds with four assists in the win.
Malorie Rzepka led Coldwater with 13 points with Jamie Wellet chipping in six points and 10 rebounds.
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PENNFIELD 57, (at) CHARLOTTE 35: In this Interstate Eight conference matchup, the Panthers were paced in scoring by Jessica Roan with 14 points. Also filling up the stat sheet for Pennfield (3-4, 2-2 I-8) was Rachel Swartz with 13 points, six rebounds, and seven blocks, and Claire LeRoux with 11 points and five rebounds.
ST. PHILIP 55, (at) TEKONSHA 12: Kameron Haley led all scorers with 20 points on the night, while Maya Sagovia recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds for St. Philip (6-3). Also for the Tigers, Nina Winkler had six points and five steals, and Megan Gordon had five assists and four steals. For Tekonsha, Elizabeth Schreur scored eight points and hauled in 11 rebounds.
MATTAWAN 54, (at) B.C. CENTRAL 24: In the conference loss for the Bearcats (1-7, 0-4 SMAC East), Irelyn Dupree scored six points and Kamara Jones scored five points and four rebounds.
(AT) HOMER 63, CONCORD 27: For the Trojans, Breanna McCone led the way with 17 points and six steals. Megan George also had a nice night, scoring nine points along with five assists, four rebounds, and three steals.
(AT) CLIMAX-SCOTTS 65, JACKSON CHRISTIAN 24: It was a big night for the Climax-Scotts’ Macomber sisters, who scored a combined 42 points in the win. Sydney Macomber led the way with 16 points along with eight steals, followed by Taylor Macomber with 14, seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals, and Megan Macomber with 12 points and four assists. As a team, 11 of the 14 Panthers’ players scored in the game. Climax-Scotts is now 8-1 overall (6-1 SCAA).
(AT) PERRY 57, OLIVET 48: Olivet fell victim to an undefeated Perry team on the road Friday night. For the Eagles, Sydney Weeks led in scoring with 12 points, followed by Teona Feldpausch with 11 points, Logan Kyre with nine points, and Loren Westlake with seven. Also contributing for Olivet (5-4, 3-2 GLAC), Noelle Rohde grabbed nine boards.
ATHENS 55, (at) READING 32: The Indians had three players in double figures in the Big Eight conference win over the Rangers. Aubrey Cole dropped in 11 points, while Jillayne Wheeler had 11 points and six rebounds, and Rachael Beal had eight points. Filling up all parts of the stat sheet for Athens (8-1, 4-0 Big Eight) was Noelle Fuller with 10 points, seven rebounds, four steals, three blocks,and two assists.
BELLEVUE 53, HILLSDALE ACADEMY 45 (2OT): In double overtime, the Broncos outlasted the Colts in this SCAA league contest. For Bellevue, Bailey Whitcomb led the scoring with 23 points, and Kilee Hettich had 10 points and six blocks. The Broncos (8-1, 6-1 SCAA) also received a big performance from freshman Modaina Angus, who grabbed a school-record 19 rebounds.
SPRINGPORT 59, QUINCY 31: In the Big Eight loss for Quincy, Zoe Aseltine scored 10 points, while Payton Hines added eight points, and Katie Spalding contributed eight points and six rebounds.
(AT) JONESVILLE 75, UNION CITY 19: The Chargers were short-handed due to some key injuries in this tough conference road loss. For Union City, Makenna Bartlett had 11 points and five rebounds, and RaeAnn Sanders scored five points.
(AT) SCHOOLCRAFT 39, DELTON KELLOGG 29: Morgan Champion scored 10 points in the loss for Delton Kellogg. Also for the Panthers, Lindsey VanderVeen had nine points and Samantha Mohn chipped in seven points.