Lady Rams defeated by talented Hudsonville team

Lady Ram sophomore Halle Peterson steals the ball from Hudsonville’s Hanna Stone.

Lady Ram sophomore Halle Peterson steals the ball from Hudsonville’s Hanna Stone.

Friday night, Jan. 8, was standing room only as the Rockford Lady Rams basketball team played host to the Hudsonville Eagles. Varsity girls and varsity boys each had their turn with the Eagles on this cold night.

The Lady Rams tipped off at 6:00 p.m., facing a talented Hudsonville team who sported a 5-3 record. This contest was a tremendous match-up of two premiere teams in the tough OK Red conference. Rockford was undefeated 7-0, having knocked the number-two-ranked Class B Catholic Central team in the second game of the season, and then continuing a strong winning roll through both conference and non-conference teams since.

The Rams employed a full court press throughout the game, forcing the Eagles in moving the ball up and down the court, which made for a fast-paced game from the start. In the end, Hudsonville played their best game to date, upending the Rams 54-47.

Rockford senior Caitlyn Patterson posts up strong in the lane.

Rockford senior Caitlyn Patterson posts up strong in the lane.

 

Rockford led most of the game, holding a nine-point lead in the third quarter. The big momentum change of the game came in the fourth quarter, with the Rams scoring only six points and allowing Hudsonville 17 points.

The Rams were led by Allison Huyser’s 11 points, followed by Megan Kelley and Kimberly Weston with 10 and 8 points, respectively.

The Lady Rams’ next game will prove to be a test, as the Rams travel to Grand Haven on Friday, Jan. 15, to face the Bucs—who have an identical record of 7-1, 3-1—in an interesting OK Red showdown.

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