HESPERIA — Only one girl scored in double figures, but Holton had solid offensive balance in dispatching Hesperia, 47-21 in girls basketball action Friday night.
The Red Devils forged a 24-point lead by halftime, 28-14, and kept control of the game throughout in winning their fourth game in a row.
It was a significant win for Holton.
“This is one my girls wanted,” Red Devils coach Robert (BJ) Jordan said. “I thought their energy was where it needed to be for the most part of the night.
“There are always areas where we can improve, but we are starting to see signs of growth, and the girls are really filling into the roles. That’s a good thing to see.”
Holton knocked down nine 3-point shots on the night, from six different girls. June Newell had the most makes from long range, drilling four triples herself.
Shooting has been something the Red Devils have emphasized since they began preparing for the season.
“In the off-season we identified shooting as a team weakness, and we have been getting a ton of shots up early in practice, so it’s nice to see those paying off,” Jordan said.
“We created a lot of turnovers tonight, too, so when you can shoot well and create turnovers, you have a good chance to win most games.”
Newell finished the game with 16 points to lead the Red Devils. Ryann Robins contributed seven points and 10 rebounds, while Abby Fowler chipped in with five points, five assists and five steals..
Hesperia was led in scoring by Emmet Tinkham who tossed in nine points and Emma Joppich with added eight and ripped down 10 rebounds.
Holton raised its record to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference. The Red Devils are next scheduled to host Kent City on Monday, January 24.
The Panthers saw their record dip to 1-6 overall and 0-5 in the conference. They will next see action at home against Muskegon Catholic on Tuesday, January 25.