Bernard Smith leads Western Michigan Christian to boys basketball victory over Oakridge

Local Sports Journal

Senior center Bernard Smith poured in 28 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Western Michigan Christian Warriors to a 59-42 nonleague basketball victory over the host Oakridge Eagles.

Smith, who is closing in on 1,000 career points, scored eight points in the opening quarter and 10 more in the third quarter.

Jacob Ray scored 11 points and James Godwin had nine points for the Warriors (9-5). Ray had seven rebounds and senior Alex Rop had six rebounds, dished out five assists and had four steals.

Dom Greenawalt and Austin Wright led Oakridge with 10 points each.

WMC led 15-6 at the first stop and 26-15 at the half. The lead increased to 45-27 after three quarters.

Western Michigan Christian 59, Oakridge 42

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
Alex Rop 0 0-0 0, Jacob Ray 5 0-0 11, Devin Eekhoff 0 2-4 2, Derrick Holt 2 0-1 4, Bernard Smith 11 6-9 28, Sam Mast 2 1-2 5, James  Godwin 4 0-0 9. Totals 24 9-16 59.

OAKRIDGE
Dom Greenawalt 3 4-5 10, Nate Wahr 2 0-0 4, Kaleb Cook 0 0-0 0, Austin Wright 3 4-6 10, Tony Curry 2 1-2 5, Hunter Benson 2 0-0 4, Brock Luttrull 3 1-1 7, Scott Sittser 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 10-14 42.

WMC 15 – 11 – 19 – 14 — 59
Oakridge 6 – 9 – 12 – 15 — 42

3-pointers: Ray, Godwin. Technicals: none. Fouled out: none. JV: WMC 49-44.

 

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