SATURDAY DECEMBER 18
Benton Harbor 73 Flint Carman Ainsworth 62: The Tigers held off a pesky FCA team to secure a win at The Showcase. JaJuan Walker led BH with 24 points, while Grant Gondrezick added 17. Trucel Singleton was also in double figures with 14. Mehki Ellison led FCA in defeat with 29 points.
Detroit Catholic Central 76 Rockford 48: The Shamrocks delivered a statement, announcing their arrival to the West Side with a 28-point win over Rockford. DCC had four players in double figures: TJ Nadeau (24), Chas Lewless (18), Kam Mayes (15) and Cooper Craggs (10). Rockford was led by Caden Pokorzynski, who had 13 points.
Flint Beecher 88 Ottawa Hills 77
Hamtramck 81 Godwin Heights 54: The Cosmos were astronomically better on offense against Godwin on Saturday, cruising to a 27-point win. Robert Davis (22), Amari Allen (21) and Aaron Allen (15) provided scoring depth for Hamtramck. Godwin was led by Jakhary Towns (22 points).
Kalamazoo Hackett 72 Flint New Standard 68
Warren De La Salle 51 West Ottawa 39: The Pilots traveled westward and returned with a victory. Phoenix Glassnor had a game-high 22 for DLS, while Michael Sulaka added 10. Brady Bosma matched Glassnor with 22 for WO in defeat.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 19
Mattawan 61 Detroit Douglass 53: The Wildcats travelled to the East Side of the state, taking on defending Division 4 State Champion Douglass. Mattawan returned home with an 8-point victory. Noah Vanlaningham led Mattawan with 25 points, hitting six triples. Connor Walsh added 14 points. Will Kuiper provided some glue with 7 points, 7 steals, 6 assists and 6 rebounds.
MONDAY DECEMBER 20
Frankenmuth 60 Swartz Creek 43: Floyd Atwood led the Eagles to victory over the Dragons on Monday night. He collected 14 points, while Travis Brenner added 13 points and 7 rebounds. Drew Titsworth (12) and Cole Jankowski (11) were also in double figures for ‘Muth.
LeRoy Pine River 38 Chippewa Hills 19
Parchment 49 Potter’s House 44: The Panthers held off the Pumas in their first-round game at Cornerstone in the Holiday Tournament. Antonio Williams led Parchment with 14, while Quincy Winkle paced Potter’s House with 19.
West Catholic 71 Oakridge 34: The Falcons won their first-round matchup at the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament against the Eagles. Oakridge hit a three with three minutes before halftime to trim the deficit to three, but West Catholic responded with a 27-4 run over the next five minutes to run away with this victory. In victory, the Falcons were 13/17 from the charity stripe, while Oakridge never paid the line a visit. Michael Morris (24) and Kobe Kambestad (16) led West Catholic in scoring. Garrett Wever (11), Ethan Jozsa (10) and Peyton Ruel (7) paced Oakridge.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 21
Coopersville 59 Zeeland West 56: The Dux have provided fans with three thrilling games so far this winter, but on Tuesday night they suffered their first defeat. Zeeland West was ahead 22-8 before a fierce rally gave the Broncos a 32-31 halftime lead. Coopersville’s lead blossomed to nine before the Dux were able to even the score with 8 minutes to go. Zeeland West was never able to take the lead, missing a tying triple try at the buzzer that clanged off the rim and backboard.
Forest Hills Eastern 69 Covenant Christian 63
Fruitport 73 Greenville 56: The Trojans held off the ‘Jackets in a non-league game Tuesday. Bode Anspach had 25 points on 6/8 shooting from beyond the arc to pace Fruitport. Paschal Jolman added 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists. His brother, Collin Jolman, added 16 points. Ryan Laus made his impact felt without scoring, as he contributed 9 assists and 8 rebounds.
Grand Rapids Sacred Heart 57 Holland Black River 42: The Falcons improve to 5-0 with their 15-point win over the Rats of Black River. Sam Blouw hit 4 of 7 three-point shots to finish with 18 points. Noah Northon was 10/15 shooting on his way to a game-high 22 points and 9 rebounds. Jack Blouw added 11 points and 9 rebounds.
Hamilton 63 Hopkins 56: The Hawkeyes held off the Vikings in non-league play. Tristen Perry finished with 16 points to lead Hopkins, while Josh Tew (13) and Jayden Prather (11) also finished in double figures.
Lansing Catholic 83 Northpointe Christian 73
Montague 74 Comstock Park 56: The Wildcats took down the Panthers in a non-conference battle on Tuesday evening. Montague hit 48.3% of their shots from the floor, and they had three players score in double figures. Braeden Johnston led the way with 16, while Tate Stine (12) and Owen Raeth (11) tossed in their share of buckets. Charlie Commeret (14) and Ramsey Brower (13) paced Comstock Park offensively.
North Muskegon 44 West Michigan Christian 29: The Norsemen took a commanding 15-3 lead after a quarter of action, and they never looked back. North Muskegon played a 2-3 zone, and the Warriors could not shoot well enough to hang in it. Brandon Rypstra led the way for NM with 13 points, while Troy McManus added 11 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. James Young also had 8 for the Norsemen. Jared Olsen was the top scorer for WMC with 13. Sam Liggett added 9.
Northview 46 Grandville 33: The Wildcats are back in the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament championship game, as they defeated Grandville on Tuesday evening. Kyler Vanderjagt was the spark for Northview, scoring 19 points. Grant George joined him in double figures with 12.
Sparta 61 Fremont 51: The Spartans edged the Packers by 10 on Tuesday. Jordon McDonald had 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals in defeat.
Reed City 74 White Cloud 44
Unity Christian 78 Hudsonville 44: The Salad Bowl will go the way of the ‘Saders. as they dominated their inner-city rivals. Gabe Newhof had another phenomenal game, posting a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Drew Chandler added 18 points for Unity.
West Michigan Aviation Academy 71 Wayland 62
Wyoming 77 Kelloggsville 39