LEROY — Two weeks in they usually’re beginning to determine some issues out.

With contact practices starting Feb. 8 and video games beginning that very same week, the conventional pre-season routines are going down on the fly.

As in some video games are extra like practices.

Cadillac took one other step in the suitable course because it beat Pine River 57-35 in a non-conferene boys basketball contest Saturday afternoon.

All of the issues that might usually be executed in November and early December have shifted to February.

“We talked about the truth that we’re nonetheless trying to find roles,” Cadillac coach Ryan Benzenberg stated. “I believe we form of have set what our starters seem like.

“We had been in a position to see what some youngsters can do and we had been in a position to play some totally different combos of youngsters at this time in an actual sport versus a apply. That was telling and we bought some stuff on movie so we’ll be capable of determine that out.”

The Vikings began robust and led 21-11 after the primary quarter earlier than usually altering the rotation of gamers.

Pine River, on the flip facet, continues to be trying to find its first victory amid studying on the fly, too.

“It was a troublesome sport on back-to-back nights towards an opponent who’s actually not identified to us,” Pine River coach Brian Goodenow stated. “It was principally a case of of them being a a lot larger and higher workforce than us proper now.

“I used to be very happy with our effort, although, and we positively discovered some issues we are able to construct on.”

Cadillac led 37-19 at halftime and cruised from there.

The Vikings’ schedule picks up with a possible of 9 video games within the subsequent three weeks — a daily rotation of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday contests.

Included are some key Large North Convention video games and a few powerful non-conference foes in Midland, Ludington and potentilly Carrollton.

“I’m excited,” Benzenberg stated. “This begins a extremely huge stretch for us for the following three weeks. We have got Midland and Ludington after which we have now 4 actually huge convention video games. If we wish to have any likelihood within the Large North, we’ll must deal with our enterprise.”

Charlie Howell paced Cadillac with 10 factors whereas Cole Jenema had eight. Teegan Baker had seven factors and three assists; Evan Borr six factors; Connor McGowan six factors; and Bryce Bengelink seven rebounds.

Isaac McKinley paced Pine River with eight factors and 5 rebounds whereas Garett Sumpter scored eight factors. Isaiah Dennis had six factors and 6 rebounds whereas Austin Dean additionally scored six.

The Bucks (0-5 general) are at Ogemaw Heights at this time whereas the Vikings (2-2) host Alpena on Tuesday.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Vikings cruise to win

CADILLAC — That is extra the sample they wish to see.

Quick begin, few lulls and a giant victory.

Cadillac did that for the second straight sport because it cruised to a 74-27 win over Pine River in a non-conference contest Saturday.

The Vikings had been up 27-5 after the primary quarter and 42-15 at halftime.

“We had been hoping to have that quick begin once more and we introduced a bit of little bit of fullcourt strain,” Cadillac coach Kip Damgard stated. “That appeared to assist us get off the beginning we wished.

“We made some pictures early however we nonetheless weren’t in a position to keep that depth for the entire sport. That is one thing we have to proceed to work on.”

Pine River coach Paula Justin knew Saturday can be a troublesome one for her workforce however wished the Bucks to nonetheless take one thing out of it.

“It is a rising course of for us,” she stated. “I informed them within the locker room, you guys can see how far we have got to go to be a superb workforce they usually all stated sure.

“I requested them the way you do this they usually understand you need to be within the fitness center extra and put in additional hours to get to that stage. That is what I form of wished them to be taught from the sport. I did not assume we ever actually gave up on the market they usually fought the entire time. Typically the opposite workforce has extra expertise, is extra athletic and is extra assured. These are all issues we’re attempting to construct.”

Livi Meyer paced Cadillac with 20 factors whereas Molly Anderson and Joslyn Seeley every had 11. Lydia Schamanek and Ashlyn Lundquist had eight factors apiece.

“We nonetheless had a bit of little bit of a lull and we have had it in all 4 video games the place we form of get complacent,” Damgard stated. “We battled again out of it and ended up with contributions out of everyone which I actually like.”

Madi Sparks paced Pine River with eight factors whereas CorNesha Holmes and Hailey Wanstead every had 5.

• Cadillac received the JV sport 58-20. Layke Sims paced the Vikings with 16 factors and Madelyn Schamanek had 13.