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This past week, we were all over the area covering high school basketball, recapped below. At the bottom, we also have this week’s schedule, including the list of games that are on tap this week. We would like to highlight that we will be broadcasting this Saturday’s Redhawk Showcase LIVE on Michigan Sports Radio!
The Fighting Scots had a remarkable week for their boys’ basketball program. This week, Caledonia snapped a 29-game losing streak in OK Red play in a big way. First, they defeated West Ottawa 71-69 on Tuesday. On Friday, they doubled down and completed a week sweep with a thrashing of Grand Haven in their annual Cal vs. Cancer game. In the 55-31 victory, Andrew Larson led the way with 16 points while Carter Thomas added 13 points. Next week, Caledonia will travel to Grandville on Tuesday before visiting East Kentwood on Friday.
Central Montcalm (7-2)
It was another great week for the Hornets, as they won two conference matchups. On Tuesday night, all 14 members of the team checked into the game in the 64-50 victory over Kent City. Gunner Hill led the way with 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Asher Vissman (15 points) and Trey Chapin (10 points) also reached double digits. On Friday night, Central Montcalm hosted their annual Orange Out for the Juvenile Diabetes Benefit Game. In front of a big crowd, Trenton Shaffer had 21 points and 12 rebounds to carry the team to a 72-53 victory. This week, the Hornets will play just one game against Grant on Friday.
Forest Hills Central (8-1)
The undefeated run in the OK White continues for FHC, as the Rangers have now won eight straight games. On Tuesday, FHC defeated Ottawa Hills 71-52. They won the rebounding edge 31-20, led by 11 from Jimmy Scholler, who added 22 points to record a double-double. Three days later, they were taking on Forest Hills Northern for first place in the conference. In that game, FHC was also able to win by a score of 65-59. Scholler was the star of the show once more, as he finished with 29 points. Mitch Wilkinson added 14 points and 8 rebounds for the Rangers. There are a pair of road games this week for the Rangers, first a non-league game against East Grand Rapids on Tuesday. They follow that up with a trip to Northview on Friday night.
Grand Rapids Catholic Central (9-1)
The Cougars had another successful week, winning both games on their schedule. On Tuesday night, they stepped out of the OK Blue for a battle against Covenant Christian. In that 75-45 victory, the Cougars outscored Covenant by twenty points in the second half. Devin Boyd led all scorers with 22 points, while Jack Karasinski added 20. On Friday night, GRCC took down Sparta 80-47 to move to 4-0 in the OK Blue. Kaden Brown had 15 points to lead GRCC, while Mykel Bingham added 14. This week, Catholic Central will visit Spring Lake on Tuesday before hosting Comstock Park on Friday.
The Rams dropped a pair of conference games this week. On Tuesday night, they lost 62-53 at home against East Kentwood. Three days later, the Rams hosted the Hudsonville Eagles. In that game, a four-point second quarter tripped up Rockford. The 60-42 defeat saw Rockford led by Kaden Seelye and his nine points, while Sam Krist and Jack Lamancusa each added eight points. In their lone game this week, the Rams will travel to West Ottawa on Friday.
Other Stellar Performances Across the Area
On Friday night, Connor West led all scorers with 22 points in Sparta’s 80-47 defeat against GRCC.
Trinidad Chambliss scored 20 points, while Ethan Erickson added 17 points in FHN’s loss to FHC.
Hudsonville’s Justin Degraaf scored 21 points in the Eagles win over Rockford on Friday night.
Kobe Bufkin (Grand Rapids Christian) scored 32 points in Grand Rapids Christian’s 63-56 win over FHE.
Menalito McGee (Wyoming) continued his hot scoring with 21 points in Wyoming’s 88-60 win over EGR.
Games This Week
Belding vs Hopkins
Byron Center vs Zeeland West
Cedar Springs vs Greenville
Comstock Park vs West Catholic
Coopersville vs Allendale
East Grand Rapids vs Forest Hills Central
East Kentwood vs Grand Haven
Grand Rapids Christian vs Wayland
Northpointe Christian vs Wyoming Lee
Northview vs Forest Hills Northern
Ottawa Hills vs Lowell
South Christian vs Forest Hills Eastern
Grandville vs Caledonia
Hamilton vs Unity Christian
West Ottawa vs Hudsonville
Middleville vs Wyoming
Muskegon vs Fruitport
Mona Shores vs Jenison
Reeths-Puffer vs Kenowa Hills
Sparta vs Kent City
Spring Lake vs Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Godwin Heights vs Calvin Christian
Kelloggsville vs Tri-unity Christian
Zeeland East vs Holland Christian
Belding vs Northpointe Christian
Byron Center vs Unity Christian
East Kentwood vs Caledonia
Grand Haven vs Jenison
Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs Comstock Park
Grand Rapids Christian vs South Christian
Forest Hills Northern vs Greenville
Kenowa Hills vs Muskegon
Northview vs Forest Hills Central
Ottawa Hills vs Cedar Springs
West Catholic vs Coopersville
Calvin Christian vs Wyoming Lee
Hamilton vs Holland Christian
West Ottawa vs Rockford
Hudsonville vs Grandville
Lowell vs Wayland
Middleville vs East Grand Rapids
Mona Shores vs Fruitport
Reeths-Puffer vs Grand Rapids Union
Spring Lake vs Sparta
Wyoming vs Forest Hills Eastern
Godwin Heights vs Kelloggsville
Zeeland East vs Holland
Zeeland West vs Allendale
Orchard Lake St Mary’s vs Hudsonville
Union Showcase at GR Union Includes:
12:00 GR Union vs Flint Carman-Ainsworth
1:45 GR Christian vs Farmington
3:30 Hudsonville vs Orchard Lake St. Mary’s
5:15 East Kentwood vs Cass Tech
6:45 Muskegon vs Saginaw
8:15 Benton Harbor vs Ypsilanti Lincoln