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Fruitport Calvary Christian 73 Wyoming Lee 51: The Eagles went on the road and soared to victory against the Legends. Bradley Richards led FCC with a phenomenal 47 points and 20 rebounds. Richards’ 47 points is the second-highest total in program history (49 by Steven Herbert in 2002). Jacob May added 8 points and 8 rebounds. Michael Christopher (16) and Keontae Taylor (11) led Lee in scoring.
Holland Black River 72 West Michigan Lutheran 32 (Wednesday)
Potter’s House 71 Holland Black River 16
Tri-Unity Christian 72 Zion Christian 31
Big Rapids 65 Central Montcalm 59
Fremont 50 Newaygo 45: The Packers edged out the Lions in a defensive battle. Jordan McDonald led the way for the victors, scoring 19 points and collecting 10 rebounds. Joey DeLong added 10 points, while Gavin Richards posted 8. With the win, Fremont improves to 9-1 in the conference.
Reed City 67 Central Montcalm 47: The Coyotes secured a 20-point league win on Wednesday. Seth Jackson paced the winners with 28 points, while Ty Kailing added 13. A trio of Hornets each scored eight points.
Reed City 68 Chippewa Hills 20
Tri-County 73 Grant 61: The Vikings defeated the Tigers in CSAA Gold action on Friday. Ty Merlington had a great game for TC, scoring 24 points while making just seven shots from the field. Adam Plotts (13) and Nate Lovell (12) were in double figures for the Vikings. Seth Schuitema scored 22 to lead Grant offensively.
Holton 64 Lakeview 23: The Red Devils raced out to a 13-2 first quarter edge, and they never looked back, zooming to a 40-4 halftime lead. Carter Brant led Holton with 17 points, while Kevin Erickson (13) and Austin Fowler (11) were also in double figures.
Kent City 74 Hesperia 46: The Eagles remain unbeaten in CSAA Silver action with a win over Hesperia. Kent City was led by Kyler Larson, who scored a career-high 37 points. Hayden Carlson finished with 12 for the Eagles.
Morley Stanwood 74 White Cloud 54
LAKES 8 CONFERENCE
Ludington 70 Orchard View 39
Muskegon Heights 43 Muskegon Catholic Central 38: The Tigers emerged victorious in a thrilling Lakes 8 battle. The lead changed hands constantly, with MCC taking a 38-37 lead late. Muskegon Heights regained the lead with a post basket with just under 30 seconds to go. MCC missed their look, and a technical foul was called to extend the final margin. Jaden Johnson had another double-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals. Dane Rutz chipped in 7 points and 7 rebounds.
Allendale 53 Spring Lake 50 (Wednesday)
Coopersville 58 Fruitport 48: The Broncos led Fruitport in a non-league game on Friday. Isaiah Currie led Coop with 18 points, while Luke Sanford added 15.
Holland Christian 59 Spring Lake 48: The Maroons captured a victory over the Lakers in league play. Jalen Overway paced Holland Christian with 21 points, while Adam Kroeze added 18. Zach Schlepp led Spring Lake with 11 points.
Unity Christian 77 Hamilton 51: The ‘Saders were able to take down Hamilton to remain unbeaten at 15-0 on the season and 10-0 in OK Blue action. Drew Chandler (14), Gabe Newhof (12), Cam Chandler (9) and Jacob Velthouse (9) led UC offensively. Austin Osborne (17) and Justin McIllwain (9) paced Hamilton.
West Catholic 51 Allendale 46: The Falcons have now won five straight games, capturing a victory in this edition of the “Battle of the Birds”. Michael Morris had another strong performance with 20 points, while Noah Arsulowicz added 11.
Forest Hills Eastern 57 Cedar Springs 45
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 77 Ottawa Hills 34: The Cougars remain without a blemish in league play, taking down the Bengals with ease. Kaden Brown (21), Jack Karasinski (16), Durral Brooks (15) and Jorden Brooks (11) led GRCC.
South Christian 59 Kenowa Hills 45: The Sailors defeated the Black Knights in a conference game on Wednesday. Jake Vermaas (12), Carson Vis (11) and Jake DeHaan (9) led South Christian. Javion Otten (13) and Preston Mull (10) paced Kenowa Hills.
South Christian 71 Wayland 44
Mona Shores 41 Zeeland East 38: The Sailors were cold shooting the basketball, just 15/53 as a team, but their defense allowed them to capture a victory. Donoval Russell led the way with 11 points, while Keontae Richards and Ethan Krueger each added 10. Parker Swartz finished with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Zeeland East was led by Levi Tilden, who scored 9 points.
Muskegon 83 Wyoming 41: The Big Reds defeated the Wolves in conference action on Friday night. Anthony Sydnor (18) and Jordan Briggs (16) led Muskegon, while Ethan Hill and Stanley Cunningham each added 11 points. Ramere Draper paced Wyoming with 22.
Reeths Puffer 56 Zeeland West 48: The Rockets grinded out a close victory over Zeeland West on Friday night. Jaxson Whitaker led RP with 18 points, while Travis Ambrose posted 12 points and 9 rebounds. Kyle Schlaff had 8 points and 5 rebounds while playing tremendous defense. Bergen Loeprich (15) and Kylan Arnold (10) led Zeeland West offensively.
Grand Haven 62 Caledonia 45
Grandville 66 East Kentwood 58
Rockford 67 Hudsonville 48: The Rams took down the Eagles in an OK Red battle on Friday. Rockford trailed 18-15 after the first quarter, but rebounded to take a 33-25 halftime lead. They would not relinquish the advantage throughout the remainder of the action. Andrew Landis (15), Colin Williams (13), and Charlie Deutsch (12) led Rockford in scoring. Mason Dykstra (18), Eli Vanderveen (10) and Brayden Szamrej (10) did the same for Hudsonville.
West Ottawa 36 Jenison 27: The Panthers used defensive and timely offense to defeat the Wildcats on Friday. WO started to create second half separation, before Jenison used the trapping defense to draw closer. West Ottawa hit seven times from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter to close out the victory. Reid Reimink (13) and Colin Shriever (12) led WO offensively. Carter VanManen paced Jenison with 12.
Calvin Christian 88 Godwin Heights 48: The Squires picked up a thrilling victory over the Wolverines, thanks in large part to Carson DeHaan. He finished the game with 40 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 7/7 from the charity stripe and burying five triples. DeHaan also finished with 7 steals.
Comstock Park 54 Belding 35: The Panthers returned to the win column with a victory over the Black Knights. Donovan Cummings (15) and Ethan Gonzalez (12) led CP in scoring. Drew Donovan and Dylan Rockburn scored 9 points each for Belding.
Hopkins 62 Northpointe Christian 59
Byron Center 70 Greenville 37
Forest Hills Northern 40 Forest Hills Central 39: The Huskies moved to 5-4 in OK White action with a 1-point victory over the Rangers. This was a thrilling win for Joe Soules’ Huskies, who look to turn the season around at 5-8 prior to the playoffs.
WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE
Oakridge 72 Mason County Central 60: The Eagles picked up an important WMC victory against the Spartans on Thursday. Garret Wever led Oakridge in scoring with 20, while Ethan Jozsa scored 18. Matt Danicek had 8 points and 5 rebounds for the victors.
Ravenna 58 North Muskegon 53: The Bulldogs led 18-10 after the first quarter, and they maintained an advantage at the end of every frame, which resulted in a Thursday night victory. Troy McManus (25) led North Muskegon, while Jason Bogue (9), Champ Young (7) and Brandon Rypstra (7) added to the scoring column. Kyle Beebe (28), Travis May (14) and Grant Becklin (11) were in double figures for Ravenna.
Shelby 49 Hart 44 (Thursday)
Whitehall 52 Montague 46: The Wildcats defeated their rivals with a narrow margin on Thursday. Tugg Nichols led the ‘Gue with 11 points, while 15 turnovers proved to be an issue.
Edwardsburg 55 Vicksburg 52: The Eddies escaped with a three-point win on the road at Vicksburg. Just four Eddies found the scoring column: Luke Stowasser (23), Jake Moore (14), Jacob Pegura (10) and Brendan Byce (8). Carter Brown led Vicksburg with 18 points.
Fennville 54 Lawton 38: The Blackhawks defeated the Blue Devils in a pivotal SAC game, forcing a three-way tie in the division. Luke Leighton (13) and Cooper Geib (11) were in double figures for Lawton.
Frankenmuth 67 Swan Valley 32: The Eagles defeated the Vikings on Senior Night, using a 29-11 second half advantage to expand their lead. Nate Jackson led the way with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Drew Titsworth scored 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Grand Rapids Sacred Heart 68 Cedar Springs Creative Technologies Academy 10: The Falcons captured a convincing victory over CTA on Thursday, as Sacred Heart celebrated Senior Night. Noah Northon scored 17 points, while Peter Tober added 13 to lead the way. Twelve different Sacred Heart players got in the game, with eleven of those found the scoring column.
Grand Rapids Sacred Heart 52 West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science 29: The Falcons got seven players into the scoring column in this victory. Noah Northon (19) led GRSH, while Jack Blouw (12) was also in double figures.
Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic 33 Constantine 30 (Thursday)
Martin 44 Gobles 30
Mason County Eastern 94 Big Rapids Crossroads 28 (Wednesday)
Mason County Eastern 58 Brethren 57
Mattawan 62 St Joseph 52: The Wildcats captured a SMAC victory, taking down the Bears by ten. Noah Vanlaningham (16), Ryan Van Liere (16), Ryan Kiesling (12 points, rebounds) and Connor Walsh (12 points) were pacing Mattawan offensively.
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- Kenowa Hills v Middleville
- Wellspring Prep v West Michigan Aviation Academy
- Holland v Union
- Algoma Christian v Libertas Christian
- Manistee v Western Michigan Christian
- Kelloggsville v Sparta