Claire Abendroth tough down the stretch as Fremont slips past Spring Lake in Lakes 8 girls basketball game

Local Sports Journal

Claire Abendroth hit a 10-footer and two free throws down the stretch and led the Fremont Packers to a 38-37 victory over the Spring Lake Lakers on Friday night.

Fremont’s Marissa Spickerman drives past Molly Miedema. Photo|Lloyd Smith

The game was tied with 45 seconds remaining and that’s when Abendroth gave her team a four-point lead. Spring Lake a last-second 3-pointer to complete the scoring.

Adendroth finished with eight points, six assists and five steals.

“It was a close game all night,” Fremont coach Bill Karnemaat said. “Both teams were fighting hard.”

 Fremont led 11-8 after one quarter, 18-15 at the half and 33-29 heading into the final quarter.

Marissa Spickerman had 10 points and Brittany Willett added eight.

Brittany Beeler had seven points, Molly Miedema had eight steals and Kelsee Zuidema had five points and 13 rebounds for Spring Lake.

“It was a great way to open up the new, beautiful gym,” said Karnemaat, whose team is 1-1.

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