COOPERSVILLE — It took a quarter for the Reeths-Puffer Rockets to get rolling in their Division 1 district opener on Monday night.
The Rockets outscored the host Coopersville Broncos by 34 points over the final three quarters in a 63-26 victory.
Reeths-Puffer will take on the winner of Kenowa Hills-Grand Rapids Union at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kenowa Hills.
In the opening quarter, the Rockets led just 15-12, but a 23-1 scoring surge in the second quarter put Puffer in command at 38-13 at the half. An 18-5 run in the third quarter built the advantage to 56-18.
Ariel Walker poured in a game-high 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to spark the Rockets. Sophia Hekkema added 13 points and eight rebounds. Irelyn Niklasch had eight rebounds and Billie Tryska had six.
Hunter Near led Coopersville with eight points.
All photos below are courtesy of LSJ Photographer Joe Lane II