REED CITY—The sixth ranked team in Division #2, Newaygo Lions, traveled to Reed City on Tuesday evening and came home with a 43-21 CSAA-Gold win.

Newaygo led 11-6 after the first eight minutes of action and would shut out the Coyotes 12-0 in the second stanza to take a commanding 23-6 halftime lead.

Newaygo held the upper hand in the third quarter 9-4, while each team would hit for 11 points in the final eight minutes.

Senior Jaxi Long led the Lions with 22 points (five three pointers) and 6 steals. Emmerson Goodin had 9 points and 9 rebounds. Kayla Fisk chipped in with 5 points, 5 steals and 3 assists.

“Good win up at Reed City tonight for the team. Reed City plays good defense and really makes you grind it out on every offensive possession,” said Newaygo head coach Nate Thomasma.

Newaygo Senior Jaxi Long had a game high 22 points on Tuesday night in the Newaygo 43-21 win over Reed City (Photo/Craig Beilfuss)

I thought Jaxi really shot the ball well in the first half and helped spark us a little bit. Happy with the way the girls are committing on the defensive end too. We have a tough game coming up Friday against a good Big Rapids team at their place.”

Newaygo improves to 12-1 overall and is 7-0 in the Central State Activities Association-Gold.

The Lions will travel to Big Rapids on Friday evening to take on the Cardinals in league action.