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Greenville’s Landon Kemp splits through Big Rapids’ defenders Grace White (10) and Crystal Brinker (23) for two points during the first half at home Tuesday. - Sports Pro Images/Jamie McNinch

2nd half defense leads Greenville win

The Greenville and Big Rapids girls basketball teams have combined for 20 wins this season against just six losses. In a non-conference matchup, it was the Yellow Jackets adding to the win column with a hard, fought 59-46 win over the Cardinals at home Tuesday. Big Rapids started strong in the first half, but Greenville’s defensive intensity in the second half led to its seventh consecutive win.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 2

Tri County 76, Fremont 52: The Vikings jumped over .500 with a win over the Packers Tuesday night. Dylan Matulis had a near triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals for Tri County. Cam Miller added 15 points and four blocks to the win…

Greenville senior Peyton Mount looks to make a pass during a game at Forest Hills Eastern in January. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls rolling through hoops season

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team has won two O-K Bronze championships and one Class A district championship in the past three seasons. The Yellow Jackets are looking to add to that total. This, and nothing through the first 12 games of the season, would suggest otherwise.

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SPORTS GALORE: Michigan paying Jim Harbaugh to win

For the past 13 months, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has produced a steady stream of headlines. Some of them are by his own doing and some of them are strictly due to the 24/7 media cycle, which includes social media. I’m actually surprised I haven’t read an update about what Harbaugh ate for breakfast yet today. The latest stream of headlines, with signing day just five days away, has to do with the flow of Michigan graduate transfers, decommitting/committing recruits and the “evil” that is Jim Harbaugh.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 29

Greenville 54, Forest Hills Northern 40: The Jackets are now in a tie with the Huskies in the O-K Bronze Conference after their win Friday night. Adele Kemp led Greenville with 20 points. Paige Hallock had 11 points and 17 rebounds and Landon Kemp had 10 for the Jackets…

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker, top, tries to roll Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern’s Troy Sorensen during their 119-pound match Wednesday night. Hilliker won on a technical fall for his 100th career win. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville defeats Belding wrestlers

Greenville’s wrestling team got a pair of wins it wanted Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets won their O-K Bronze matchup with Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, winning 57-24. They then beat arch rival Belding 53-15. It was good enough for Greenville coach Paul Johnson.

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Landon Kemp leads Greenville by Wyoming

Landon Kemp had herself a night Tuesday. The Greenville sophomore scored a game-high 32 points in a 63-53 win over the Wyoming Wolves in an O-K Bronze Conference game. Kemp said she didn’t see a 32-point performance coming.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 23

Newaygo 59, Central Montcalm 46: The Hornets lost in a CSAA Gold makeup game at home on Saturday to Newaygo. Gunther Ebels and CJ Denman each score nine points to lead the Hornets. Zach Bigelow added eight points, while Andrew Jacoby grabbed five rebounds…

Greenville senior Mackenzie Bell moves to ball against Forest Hills Eastern’s Hannah Syme (31) during Friday’s 69-52 O-K Bronze road win. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls pick up another league road win

ADA TOWNSHIP — A quick start and strong finish helped the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team to its third consecutive victory. Landon Kemp’s 19 points led four Greenville scorers in double figures in a 69-52 win at Forest Hills Eastern on Friday. It was Greenville’s third straight league road game to open the O-K Bronze [...]

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 22

Big Rapids 78, Central Montcalm 36: The Green Hornets were mercied by the Cardinals, who shot 58.5 percent from the field, in a CSAA-Gold game Friday night. Mitch Nichols had eight and Hunter VeltKamp had seven for Central…