Catholic Central halts Wildcat jayvee hoops winning streak

The Wayland girls’ WHS basketballjunior varsity basketball team’s six-game winning streak came to a half Thursday in a 49-26 loss at Grand Rapids Catholic Central.

The defeat dropped the Wildcat jayvees’ overall season record to 8-3.

Both the home-standing Cougars and illnesses and injuries combined to do in Wayland.

The Wildcat JVs were short-handed without the services point guard Bethany Teunissen, guard Taylor Bell and forward Hannah Sikkema.

They fell behind 15-2 in the first quarter and battled back to pull to within 25-14, but Catholic Central pulled further away in the second half.

Taryn Coughlin scored 10 points for Wayland. Sam Nieukoop had seven rebounds and Brimley Nieuwenhuis six.

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