Spring Lake uses a big first quarter to down Coopersville and claim its third straight Class B district title

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The Spring Lake boys basketball team won its third straight Class B district championship Friday with a 54-45 victory over Coopersville at Whitehall High School.

The Lakers (16-7) used a strong start to take control of the contest, outscoring the Broncos 15-5 in the first quarter. The early edge held up for Spring Lake, which led 27-16 at halftime and 38-28 after three quarters.

Keegan George glides in for two points as Coopersville's Kyle Gura trails. Photo/Carol Cooper

Keegan George glides in for two points as Coopersville’s Kyle Gura trails. Photo/Carol Cooper

“I give our kids credit for showing mental toughness,” said Spring Lake coach Bill Core. “It has been a whirlwind of a week with losing to Catholic for the conference title then bouncing back to beat there tough opponents in districts.”

Kyle Zietlow led the Lakers with 24 points and six rebounds. Mark Williamson added 15 points for the winners.

The Broncos were led by Nick Dekkenga with 17 points.

Spring Lake will face Newaygo in the regional semifinals on Monday night at Hamilton High School.

 

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