Bernard Smith dominates inside, leads Western Michigan Christian past Reeths-Puffer

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Senior post player Bernard Smith proved unstoppable on Thursday night.

Smith scored 27 points and added 16 rebounds in the Western Michigan Christian Warriors’ 59-44 boys basketball victory over the host Reeths-Puffer Rockets.

Smith scored eight points in a first quarter that saw the Warriors (13-6) take a 19-8 lead. From there, the Warriors cruised to the victory. WMC led 32-18 at the half and 46-33 after three quarters.

Jacob Ray added 10 points, including a monster two-handed slam dunk. Seniors Alex Rop and Sam Mast each pulled down five rebounds.

Joey Olson led the Rockets with 12 points, all on 3-pointers. DeAngelo Williams, DeAndre Oakes-Owens, Tristan Wright and Jalen Cooley each scored six points for the Rockets.

Western Michigan Christian 59, Reeths-Puffer 44

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
Alex Rop 1 0-0 2, Devin Eekhoff 2 0-0 4, Derrick Holt 0 0-0 0, Jacob Ray 4 1-2 10, Bernard Smith 10 7-10 27, Sam Mast 2 0-0 4, Ben Mast 2 0-0 5, Nate Dugener 3 0-0 6, Jared Varnado 0 1-2 1. Totals 24 9-14 59.

REETHS-PUFFER
Caleb Sampson-Sartor 1 0-0 2, Sam Sundrud 0 0-1 0, Tristan Wright 3 0-0 6, Connor Pena 0 1-2 1, Troy Gilmore 0 0-0 0, DeAngelo Williams 2 1-3 6, Jordan Cooley 2 0-0 5, Joey Olson 4 0-0 12, DeAndre Oakes-Owens 2 2-3 6, Jalen Cooley 2 1-2 6. Totals 16 5-11 44.

WMC 19 – 13 – 14 – 13 — 59
R-P 8 – 10 – 15 – 11 — 44

3-pointers: Ray, Ben Mast; Williams, Cooley, Olson (4), Jordan. Fouled out: none. Technicals: none. JV: WMC 48-25.

 

 

 

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