Three Rivers’ girls basketball team came back down to earth Wednesday in a 57-52 road loss to Plainwell, the Wildcats’ first defeat this season.
Trailing 27-16 at the break, Three Rivers poured it on for a 24-18 advantage in the fourth quarter but couldn’t quite close the gap in the Wolverine Conference contest.
“Not very efficient at either end of the court, but proud that we fought back to give ourselves a chance to tie at the end,” said Three Rivers coach Jason Bingaman, whose team is 7-1 overall, matching the Trojans’ season mark.
Teagan Reeves scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while teammate Linsey Masnari powered in 20 points and came away with 10 boards.
Reeves was 4-for-7 from behind the 3-point line and the Wildcats shot 14-for-21 from the foul line.
Sarah Morrell scored 20 for Plainwell, followed by Miranda Monroe with 12. Morrell grabbed a crucial rebound with 20 seconds left with Plainwell holding a three-point lead. She was fouled and knocked down both free throws.