CC-C girls basketball rides solid defensive effort, improved communication to secure 18-point home win over Fulton
Most opponents who step into Community Fieldhouse to play the Eagles’ girls basketball team know the objective — score at least 30 points. In games this season where the Carson City-Crystal Eagles give up at least 30 points on defense, the Eagles are 1-3, with their only win coming against Tri County. It doesn’t sound too difficult on paper, but through 16 games, only four opponents have completed the feat against the solid 2-3 zone defense of the Eagles.
Central Montcalm boys basketball earns celebratory first conference win, drops Lakeview in rivalry matchup
Shea Ingles emerged from the Central Montcalm locker room on Friday drenched, from head to toe. The celebration in the Green Hornet locker room was both joyous and sneaky. Ingles said he walked into the room, waiting to scream and celebrate with his guys after a 55-32 win over Central State Activities Association, and cross-county, rival Lakeview — but no one was in the room. The Hornets had done this to their head coach already once before.
Central Montcalm seniors, from left, Lily Bohen, Maia Sexton and Tiana Whitacre all signed their letter of intent to join the Montcalm Community College volleyball team on Friday afternoon.
Sports roundup for Feb. 4, 2023
Kennedi Stout’s life has revolved around basketball for many years. As she entered middle school, she’d watch the girls basketball team at Carson City-Crystal and had her eyes on a player who could light up the scoreboard on any given night. That player would become the program’s all-time leading scorer — 2015 graduate Mikayla Duflo.
Jack Cribb has joined Montcalm Community College’s coaching staff and will lead the women’s basketball team as the college works to bring back athletics after a 40-year hiatus. Cribb has been coaching girl’s or women’s basketball for 15 years, starting with youth leagues, travel/UAA, middle school, and high school teams.
Read the sports roundup for Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.
JT Smith has had a prolific basketball career at Montabella High School. The senior will be the first to tell you about some of the best wins and achievements he’s had in his basketball career. But he had a chance to do one thing he’d never done in his basketball career on Wednesday — beat Carson City-Crystal.
Mason Smith has evolved as a floor general for the Carson City-Crystal boys basketball team in his senior season. He directs traffic throughout the Eagles’ offensive sets and can make the timely passes with power and precision. Smith has also stepped up as a leader for the Eagles, and he’s a dual threat on either side of the floor. CC-C had a steadfast leader in Mitchell Wing last year who could score the ball with ease. Smith was the secondary punch in that combination last year, but he’s that first hit — the shock to the system in the backcourt...
Sports roundup for Feb. 2, 2023
Going into this season, the Greenville girls basketball team had a goal to go undefeated in the nonconference slate. With a 61-28 win over Ionia on Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets did just that. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are left shaking their heads after another disappointing loss.
Last Tuesday night, Jan. 24, Maia Sexton went down with a concerning ankle injury in the second quarter against Grant. The gymnasium at Central Montcalm High School went quiet as the senior was helped off the court. The injury was serious enough to sideline Sexton for the rest of the game, so much so that she was in street clothes after halftime.
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