The Big Rapids Cardinals (4-5) head to Grant tonight to take on the Tigers (5-5) in what looks like another Friday night barn burner.
The Cardinals are riding high coming off of a potential season changing upset at Reed City (7-2) 54-50 last Friday night.
The Conference leading Coyotes were on their heels all night only leading two times all night, both in the 2nd quarter.
Saez and Kailing led the attempted comeback for the Coyotes but it wasn't enough to overcome a double-double 35 point, 13 rebound game by the Cardinals Jake Martinson... and last Friday wasn't his best game to date.
The Big Rapids Senior had a 37 point, 15 rebound game at "The Lion's Den" in Newaygo back on January 4th. The Cardinals lost in overtime 75-68. The Lions are undefeated at home and 4-0 in Conference as of today taking down the Warriors, Vikings, and Tigers with the Cardinals. The Coyotes head there tonight.
The Grant Tigers are coming into Friday on a 2 game conference losing streak; 66-48 vs Fremont and 74-60 at Newaygo. However, only the conference leading Fremont Packers have handled the Tigers at home making tonight's game another potential "Newaygo Lion's Den" situation for Big Rapids. Enter the barn burning.
Catch all the action tonight at 7:15pm starting with the Big Rapids Public Schools Pre-Game Show with Bryan Fongers and J.T. Scarpelli on News/Radio WBRN 1460, 107.7, & 96.5.
You can also stream the game here