Friday night boys hoops roundup: Dugener has a big game, MCC beats Ludington

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Jared Dugener pumped in 30 points, leading the Muskegon Catholic Central boys basketball team to a 55-50 victory over Ludington on Friday in a key Lakes 8 Conference matchup.

The Orioles jumped out to a 13-9 lead after one quarter, then the Crusaders bounced back in the second and took a 24-20 lead at the break. 

Each team tallied 13 points in the third quarter and the Crusaders led 37-33 heading into the fourth.

Along with his 30 points, Dugener tallied 10 rebounds and four blocks, while Andre Watson added 14 points.

Josh Laman and Nathan Lange scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Ludington.

LAKES 8

ORCHARD VIEW 46, WMC 39 – The Cardinals took control by building a 28-14 halftime lead, fueled largely by an 18-9 edge in the second quarter.

WMC made a late run, trimming the deficit to seven points, but could get no closer.

Ke’ontae Barnes paced Orchard View with 14 points while Dietrick Thornton added 11.

Owen Varnad and Kellen Mitchell scored 13 and 9 points, respectively, for WMC.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

HART 52, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 44 – The Pirates jumped out to an 11-9 lead after one, and added on to that lead in the second, as they led 23-17 at the break. 

The Pirate offense didn’t slow down as they led 38-28 as they headed into the fourth. 

The Spartans were able to cut the lead to five in the fourth but couldn’t ever get closer as the Pirates came out on top. 

The Pirates were led by Alec Kempker with 16 points while Dustin Klotz added 10. Jeffery Carrier led the Spartans with 17 points and 16 rebounds. 

Hart moves to 8-6 on the season while the Spartans fall to 6-9. 

O-K BLUE

COOPERSVILLE 76, SPRING LAKE 69 – The Lakers’ tough season continued with a close conference loss to Coopersville.

Spring Lake only trailed by two after one quarter, then outscored the Broncos 15-8 in the second quarter and grabbed a 32-27 halftime lead.

The second half was equally tight, with Coopersville outscoring Spring Lake by two points in the third quarter and three in the fourth. The score was 63-63 at the end of regulation.

But Coopersville took control with a 13-6 edge in OT.

 

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