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Lowell girls advance to regional final; undefeated Grand Haven next

For the first time this year, Lowell girls basketball team’s wins exceed its losses.

That was a result of its 44-41 Class A regional semi final win over Hudsonville Tuesday night at Jenison High School.

The Red Arrows improved to 12-11 with the victory and will now advance to the regional final to play undefeated Grand Haven (24-0) Thursday night.

Lowell, which has struggled early in many of its losses this year, came out and competed early, leading to a 13-11 first-quarter advantage.

Playing six players for many of the minutes, Lowell coach Kevin Brechting was rewarded with balanced scoring.

Stephanie Stevens, Katie Tompkins and Bryleigh Loughlin led Lowell with nine points each. Taylor Flanagan chipped in with eight while Lauren Kurtz and Amber Martin netted six and five points respectively. Kurtz also had a team-leading nine rebounds.

Tessa Gryzen led Hudsonville (12-12) in scoring with 12 points.

The Red Arrows, who led 21-17 at halftime, built on that lead by outscoring the Eagles 9-5 in quarter number three to take a 30-22 lead into the final eight minutes.

The victory runs Lowell’s winning streak to six, it’s longest of the year.