Bernard Smith leads Western Michigan Christian to rout of Kelloggsville in nonleague boys basketball

Local Sports Journal

Bernard Smith goes up for two points. Photo/John Mulder

Bernard Smith goes up for two points. Photo/John Mulder

The host Western Michigan Christian Warriors used a second-quarter surge to break open a tight game against Kelloggsville on Thursday night.

In the end, the Warriors had a 79-44 nonleague victory over Kelloggsville.

After leading just 13-12 after one quarter, WMC went on a 20-1 run to start the second quarter and took a 35-18 lead into the half.

Senior post player Bernard Smith scored 13 points in that pivotal quarter. He finished with 29 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots.

The game featured a big man matchup between Smith and Kelloggsville junior Austin Jackson.

“It was a pretty good matchup,” WMC coach Kyle Mastenbrook said. “Two big guys going against each other and we tried to attack him and go after him. Bernard does such a good job of staying clean on defense. 

James Godwin gets past Kelloggsville defense. Photo/John Mulder

James Godwin gets past Kelloggsville defense. Photo/John Mulder

The Warriors had another 13-0 run to start the fourth quarter.

Junior James Godwin came off the bench and finished with 11 points for WMC (3-1). Jacob Ray finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Senior Alex Rop had four points, nine rebounds and five assists.

“I’m loving it right now that we’re knocking down those shots,” Mastenbrook said. WMC made five 3-pointers in the game.

Jackson led Kelloggsville with 13 points.

 

Western Michigan Christian 79, Kelloggsville 44

KELLOGGSVILLE
Jachai Wheatley 0 2-2 2, John Blouw 1 0-0 2, Jhay Levi-Alford 2 3-6 8, Austin Jackson 5 3-4 13, David Miller 2 0-0 4, LaDarrius Vaughn 2 1-2 5, Donovan Smith 1 0-0 3, Austin Spratling 1 1-2 3, A.J.Tuinstra 1 0-0 2, Jacob Nelson 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 10-16 44.

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
Alex Rop 2 0-0 4, Jacob Ray 3 1-2 9, Sam Mast 0 2-4 2, Riley Arkema 1 0-1 3, Bernard Smith 12 5-6 29, Kyle Kingma 3 0-0 6, Jared Varnado 2 3-6 8, Devin Eekhoff 0 3-4 3, Derrick Holt 2 0-0 4, James Godwin 5 0-0 11. Totals 30 14-23 79.

Kelloggsville 12 – 6 – 18 – 8 – 44
WM  Christian 13 – 22 – 23 – 21 — 79

3-pointers: Ray (2), Varnado, Godwin, Arkema, Smith, Levi-Alford. Fouled out: None. Technicals: Jackson. JV: WMC 54-38.

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