Taylor Richards scores 33 points in Fruitport Calvary Christian win over Muskegon Heights Academy

Taylor Richards

Taylor Richards

Local Sports Journal

Taylor Richards poured in 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Fruitport Calvary Christian’s 67-37 win over Muskegon Heights Academy on Thursday.

The Eagles wasted little time taking a 25-11 first-quarter lead and a 49-20 lead into halftime.

Allyson Richards also led the way for Fruitport Calvary Christian with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

The Tigers started the game with a 5-0 lead but the Eagles responded with a Taylor Richards 3-pointer from the wing and never looked back.

“We got a lot of minutes for kids that need those minutes,” said Fruitport Calvary Christian coach Brad Richards. “Heights brings a lot of speed and has definitely improved from last year.

Allyson Richards

Allyson Richards

The Tigers finished the contest with a 17-4 run and were led by Diendreka Watkins-Oliver with 15 points.

Point guard Brianna Zier fought off a harassing Tigers defense and had 11 assists while getting five steals on defense.

“She (Zier) earned those assists,” said Richards. “She fought out of traps and set up a lot of our points.”

Becca Wolffis played big around the basket for the Eagles with 12 rebounds and seven steals.
Alison Ri

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Fruitport Calvary Christian 67, Muskegon Heights Academy 37

Fruitport Calvary Christian (2-0)
Kyleah Sutherland 2 0-0 4, Britney Zehr 0 0-1 0, Brianna Zehr 1 3-7 5, Jordyn Hamilton 1 0-3 2, Taylor Richards 14 4-5 33, Becca Wolffis 2 0-1 4, Allyson Richards 8 3-4 19. Totals 28 10-21 67

Muskegon Heights Academy (0-2)
Rodrica Jefferson 3 0-1 6, Danasia Day 4 0-2 8, Aurtaisha Brown 2 0-0 4, Diendreka Watkins-Oliver 6 1-2 15, NaCaria Crawford 1 2-3 4. Totals 16 3-8 37

Fruitport Calvary Christian 25 – 24 – 14 – 4 — 67
Muskegon Heights Academy 11 – 9 – 6 – 11 — 37

Total fouls: F 12, M 20. 3-pointers: T. Richards 1, Watkins-Oliver 2. Technical fouls: none. Attendance: 139. JV: M 39-24.

 

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