On Friday night, the Lions hosted Grant in another epic battle of rivals in which Newaygo came away with the win 78-63.
The Lions were outscored 28-17 in the opening quarter, but were able to battle back and outscore the Tigers in the remaining 3 quarters to secure the victory.
Connor Swinehart had 23 points, and 11 rebounds followed by Kade Bhuyan with 12 points and 7 assists. Jake Polasek and Richard Hearth both scored in double digits with 12 and 10.
“Our kids were slow to everything early in the game, but adjusted and controlled the tempo fro there on. It was a great win in front of a great crowd,” Coach Barrette.
Newaygo will host Whitehall on Tuesday night with the freshman starting at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and Varsity tip off at 7:00.