WHITE CLOUD — Trailing by one at the half, the Holton girls basketball team regrouped and pulled away in the second half for a 51-34 victory over White Cloud on Friday night on the road in the Central State Activities Association-Silver.
After looking up at a 19-18 first half deficit, the Red Devils outscored the Indians, 33-15 in the second half for another comeback win.
“We made some adjustments at half, and we really executed them well,” said Red Devils head coach Robert Jordan. “We were able to take the ball out of their hand for the most part, and that proved to be the difference.”
June Newell led the Red Devils in scoring with 13 points. Ryann Robins had a solid night with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Abby Fowler had what Jordan called an “amazing” game with nine points, seven assists and five steals.
“This is one we really wanted, and I was really happy with the effort we played with,” Jordan said.
“This is three wins for the week, and we want to take this momentum into next week when we have three more very winnable games. But, we still have to show up like we did tonight.”
It was an emotional game for Jordan, as he served as White Cloud’s junior varsity for the past six years.
Holton raised its record to 8-5 overall and 4-3 in the league. The Red Devils are next scheduled to make a road trip to Orchard View on Monday night.