HART — After jumping out to a quick early lead, the Hart girls basketball team found the going much tougher the rest of the way as Caledonia charged back and pulled off a 47-36 victory over the Pirates on Tuesday evening.
Playing on their home floor, the Pirates started strong with a 7-2 lead in the early moments of the contest. But, the Fighting Scots caught fire and went on a 14-2 run at the end of the first quarter and into the second.
Mariana VanAgtmael hit a pair of 3-point shots for the Pirates which cut the Fighting Scots’ lead to 22-20, but Caledonia rattled in a triple of its own to pushed the Fighting Scots’ lead up to five at the half.
Using a trapping pressure defense in the third quarter, the Pirates outscored the Fighting Scots, 8-7. But the Pirates couldn’t score when they needed to in the fourth period, and were forced to foul in an attempt to get back in the game.
But the Fighting Scots sank their free throws to extend their lead and made the Pirates pay for the desperate strategy.
Morgan Marvin scored 10 points, hauled in 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. VanAgtmael added nine points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished out two assists.
Addi Hovey contributed eight points, seven rebounds, seven steals and three blocks. Aspen Boutell had five points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals.
The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak for the Pirates, who are next scheduled to see action at home against Shelby in the West Michigan Conference on Thursday.