HOLTON — Snapping a two-game losing streak, the Holton girls basketball team held off Fruitport Calvary Christian for a 43-38 victory Tuesday night at home in a non-conference battle.
The Red Devils finished the first quarter with a 16-12 lead, but the Eagles came storming back with a 13-6 edge in the second to climb into a 25-22 halftime lead.
Holton outscored the Eagles by one point, 11-10 in the third period and narrowed the gap to two points, 35-33 going into the fourth period. The Red Devils outscored the Eagles, 10-3 in the final quarter.
“We really needed this one,” Holton head coach Robert Jordan said. “It was a back and forth contest most of the game. We knew they had a couple scorers on their team, and through three quarters they really hurt us, scoring 31 of the team’s 35 points.
“In the fourth quarter, we made a couple adjustments and we were able to take them out of their flow. That was basically the difference in the game.”
Ryann Robins scored 18 points to lead Holton, followed by Courtney Boes with 11 points and Abbie Fowler chipped in with eight points.
McKena Wilson paced the Eagles with 16 points and she also hauled down five rebounds and dished out four assists. Cate Anhalt had 16 points and three steals.
Holton improved its record to 12-7 overall and 5-4 in the league. The Red Devils are next scheduled to see action Friday at Hesperia.
Calvary saw its record fall to 12-5 overall and 6-1 in the league with its third straight loss. The Eagles are next scheduled to see action Thursday hosting Hesperia.