Non-league boys hoops 12/12: Reeths-Puffer starts slow and loses to West Ottawa; Calvary and WMC claim wins

Local Sports Journal

The Reeths-Puffer boys basketball team missed their first 15 shots and never recovered in a 58-35 loss to West Ottawa in non-league action Friday.

“We didn’t make shots, we didn’t rebound, and we didn’t protect the lane,” said R-P coach David Ingles, whose team fell to 0-2 on the young season. “The three most important things for us to be successful and we were 0-for-3.”

Reeths-Puffer's Jordan Cooley goes in for the layup. Photo/Joe Lane

Reeths-Puffer’s Jordan Cooley goes in for the layup. Photo/Joe Lane

Jalen Cooley and Jake Kovalcik led the Rockets with nine points apiece. Deandre Oakes-Owens added seven points.

Fruitport Calvary Christian 43, Kalamazoo Heritage 42 – The Eagles went on a 16-4 run in the fourth quarter to close out the non-league victory. Will Dukes and Brendan Hamilton led the Eagles (1-0, 1-0) with 14 points apiece.

Western Michigan Christian 63, Kelloggsville 58 – A 19-14 second quarter edge was the difference for Western Michigan Christian (2-0). Kyle Kingma and Jacob Ray had 15 points apiece to lead the Warriors while Derrick Holt added 13 points.

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