Host Glen Lake didn’t take long to get rolling with an 19-11 first quarter enroute to a convincing 68-31 victory over the Spartans and moved its record to 9-2. They dealt the Spartans their second loss in 12 games.
Central came in having defeated Fremont and Newaygo earlier in the week, but according to Spartans coach Mike Weinert, they ran out of gas after the first quarter.
The Spartans didn’t score in double figures in any quarter after the first. Glen Lake had a 19-9 advantage in the second and put the Spartans in a 38-20 hole at the half.
Glen Lake had a 15-5 advantage in the third quarter and upped its lead to 53-25 going into the fourth period. The Lakers outscored the Spartans, 15-6, in the final quarter.
Mallory Miller led the Spartans with a career-high 20 points. But the Spartans struggled on offense otherwise, as only five players joined her in the scorebook. No one had more than four.
Ruby Logan tossed in 18 points for the Lakers, while Elddia Peplinski followed with 12 and Maddie Bradford added 11 points.
Mason County Central, second behind Hart in the West Michigan Conference Rivers Division at 6-1, hosts North Muskegon in the conference on Tuesday night.