Three Rivers moved to 2-0 this season after picking up a 51-35 non-conference victory over Niles Tuesday in a varsity girls basketball contest.
Hadley Miller hit a pair of 3-pointers and knocked down seven total shots for a team-best 18 points. She also notched three assists, 11 rebounds and a block. Kali Heivilin was 3-for-6 from the floor for 13 points, and Arionne Fowlkes and Tessa Hawkins each tallied eight points for the Wildcats.
“We had a great start defensively to get us a 17-2 lead in the second quarter,” Three Rivers coach Jason Bingaman said. “We lost our energy for a bit and struggled to hit shots at the offensive end and that allowed Niles a chance back in.
“I was happy with the looks we were getting though and found our gear in the 3rd quarter again to extend the lead. Proud of the fact that we were able to be successful for a first road contest with many players in new roles. Excited for another home game Friday vs. Plainwell.”
Aislyn Sternbergh and Jessica Barnes both finished with two points. Fowlkes led the team with four assists to go with four offensive boards and eight steals. Hawkins dished two assists with one steal and a rebound, Miller made three assists and blocked a shot, Heivilin got her hands on five rebounds and she also was responsible for one assist and two steals, and Alivia Knapp had one assist, a rebound and two steals.
Sternbergh added a pair of steals, Barnes grabbed two boards, and Izzy Taylor recorded an assist, one rebound, two blocks and three steals.
Three Rivers shot 35 percent (19-for-55) from the field and 42 percent (10-for-24) from the foul line.