Calvin Christian uses long-range shooting to rout Western Michigan Christian boys in nonleague action

Local Sports Journal

The host Calvin Christian Squires were deadly from outside on Tuesday night in whipping the Western Michigan Christian Warriors 63-40 in a nonleague boys basketball game.

The Squires hit four 3-pointers in the opening quarter and never let up. In all, the Squires made 13 shots from beyond the arc. Nine different players each hit at least one.

Calvin Christian led 16-10 after the first quarter and limited the visitors to just two free throws in the second quarter. The Squires led 30-12 at the half.

Bernard Smith was the lone Warrior (12-6) to reach double figures. He finished with 11 points and nine rebounds. Derrick Holt added eight points.

The Warriors were also plagued by poor free-throw shooting. In the first half, the Warriors made 2-of-9. For the game, they were 9-19.

Ben Kroeze finished with 12 points for the Squires (12-7).  Nate VanRyn added nine points. All 12 players scored at least two points.

Calvin Christian 63, Western Michigan Christian 40

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
Alex Rop 2 0-0 4, Jacob Ray 2 0-1 4, Derrick Holt 3 1-1 8, Devin Eekhoff 2 0-1 4, Bernard Smith 3 5-10 11, Kyle Kingma 1 0-2 2, Jared Varnado 1 0-0 2, Sam Mast 0 1-2 1, Riley Arkema 1 0-0 2, Nate Dugener 0 2-2 2. Totals 15 9-19 40.

CALVIN CHRISTIAN
Nate VanRyn 3 1-2 9, Ben Kroeze 4 2-2 12, Dan Carrasco 0 2-2 2, Drew Zwiers 1 0-0 3, John Veldkamp 1 0-2 2, Braden Stevens 3 0-2 7, Austin Heeres 2 0-0 6, Ben Huttenga 3 0-0 8, Tony Dewitte 1 0-0 3, Chase Haisma 2 0-0 5, Graham Broek 2 0-0 4, Andrew Vanderlaan 1 0-0 3. Totals 23 5-10 63.

WMC 10 – 2 – 14 – 14 — 40
Calvin 16 – 14 – 22 – 11 — 63
3-pointers: Holt; Stevens, Heeres (2), Huttenga (2),VanRyn (2), Kroeze (2), Dewitte, Haisma, Zwiers,Vanderlaan. Technicals: none. JV: Calvin Chr. 58-57.

 

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