SCOTTVILLE — Responding in strong fashion after a loss to Glen Lake back on Jan. 19, the Mason County Central girls basketball team has rattled off two consecutive wins, both coming in the West Michigan Coference Rivers Division.  

Holton was the Spartans’ latest conquest, this one by 19 points, 55-37 after the Spartans opened a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter.  

“Our girls were active with their hands on defense, and capitalized on defense,” said Mason County Central head coach Mike Weinert. “I was happy with how we attacked their 1-3-1 (zone) throughout the game.  

“We were aggressive, but patient. After the first quarter, I thought we did a much better job on Robins. She averages a little over 10 (points) a game.”  

The Spartans jumped on the Red Devils for a 10-point lead, 17-7 after one and never looked back. Both teams scored 13 in the second quarter, leaving the Spartans with a 30-20 edge at the half.  

Mason County Central didn’t cool off in the second half, finishing the third quarter with a 15-8 advantage and headed into the fourth quarter with a 45-28 lead. The Spartans ended the game with an 18-9 run.  

“We just struggled on the offensive end to get any sort of flow,” said Holton head coach Robert Jordan. “Credit to their extended 2-3 (zone) they played. We just did not get many good looks.  

“They are a solid, well-balanced team, and they have good depth. We just could not keep up with them.”  

Leading the way for the Spartans was Mallory Miller with 16 points while Eva Hradel added nine points and cleared down eight rebounds. Grace Weinert contributed seven points and six assists.  

Boes, Conzemius and Cannady scored six points apiece for the Red Devils.  

Mason County Central (12-2, 7-1) will host Montague on Tuesday.   

Holton (6-9, 3-5) will host Newaygo on Tuesday.