Spring Lake’s quick start too much for Western Michigan Christian in boys basketball

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WMC's Derek Holt tries to drive past Spring Lake's Nick Goeglein. Photo/Randy Riksen

WMC’s Derek Holt looks to drive past Spring Lake’s Nick Goeglein. Photo/Randy Riksen

The Spring Lake Lakers raced to a double-digit lead after one quarter and cruised to a 65-40 nonleague boys basketball victory over Western Michigan Christian on Saturday.

A 22-8 first-quarter run, fueled by seven points by Keegan George, pushed the Lakers into a big lead they would not relinquish.

By halftime, the visiting Lakers had a 29-18 lead, but another surge in the third quarter turned the game into a rout.

Nick Goeglein dominated in the third quarter with eight points while Kyle Zietlow bagged a trio of 3-pointers. A 20-6 scoring surge in that quarter made it 49-24 after three quarters.

George led the Lakers with 17 points, followed by Zietlow with 16 and Geoglein with 13.

Jared Varnado led WMC (7-4) with 10 points. Bernard Smith had eight points and 12 rebounds.

 

Spring Lake 65, Western Michigan Christian 40

SPRING LAKE
Kyle Zietlow 6 1-1 16, Keegan George 7 0-2 17, Charlie Warber 1 0-1 2, Nathan Batts 2 0-0 4, Nick Goeglein 6 1-2 13, Joe Czajka 1 0-0 3, Zachary Montgomery 2 3-4 8,Geoffrey Gabala 0 2-2 2. Totals 25 7-12 65.

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
Alex Rop 2 0-0 5, Jared Varnado 2 4-6 10, Devin Eekhoff 0 0-0 0, Jacob Ray 1 0-2 3, Bernard Smith 3 2-4 8, Derrick Holt 1 0-0 2, James Godwin 1 0-0 3, Nate Dugener 1 0-0 3, Sam Mast 1 2-2 4. Totals 14 8-15 40.

Spring Lake 22 – 7 – 20 – 16 — 65
WM Christian 8 – 10 – 6 – 16 — 40

3-pointers: Zietlow (3), George (3), Czajka, Montgomery; Rop, Godwin, Dugener, Ray. Fouled out: none. Technicals: none. JV: WMC 54-53.

 

 

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