NEWAYGO–The Newaygo girls basketball team led from start to finish on Friday and defeated the Tri-County Vikings 46-32 in a Central State Activities Association contest.

Grace Painter and Barbara Toth combined for 31 points to lead the Lions.

Painter ended up with a game-high 19 points, six rebounds and five steals. Toth had 12 points and three rebounds.  
Newaygo led 13-1 after the first quarter and increased its lead to 26-11 by halftime.
The Lions built the lead to 41-21 by the end of third quarter.  
“It was a good win for the girls tonight,” Newaygo coach Nathan Thomasma said. “We battled foul trouble the whole game, but were able to hang in and get the win. The girls jumped out to a great start behind some good shooting and execution by our offense.  Our two seniors, Painter and Toth, stepped up with some great shooting and our younger girls continue to gain experience.”  
Newaygo (6-13, 3-6) will host league-leading Big Rapids next Friday.