Tuesday boys basketball roundup: Muskegon beats GR Union, Shelby grabs second win of the season

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The Muskegon Big Reds needed a big fourth quarter to cruise past Grand Rapids Union 73-47 on Tuesday night in an O-K Black boys basketball contest.
The Big Reds led 49-42 to start the fourth and went on a 24-5 run to slam the door shut on Union.
Jarvis Walker scored a game-high 25 points and added eight rebounds and four assists to lead Muskegon. Vern Nash dropped in 20 points and had five assists while Billie Roberts chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds.
De’Airrus Ware finished with eight rebounds, four assists, five points, two steals and two blocks for Muskegon.

O-K RED

WEST OTTAWA 40, GRAND HAVEN 37 The Bucs fought off a slow first quarter start and a 12-7 deficit, to lead 19-18 at halftime. Grand Haven led 28-25 beginning the fourth but couldn’t hold on. Bryce Taylor recorded a team high 10 points for the Bucs. Grand Haven falls to 8-6 overall and 3-3 in the OK Red.

O-K BLUE

ALLENDALE 59, SPRING LAKE 55 – Single digit scoring in the first quarter plagued Spring Lake. The Lakers (4-11, 1-6) fell behind early, trailing 12-6 after the first and 27-20 at halftime Spring Lake dug itself into a bigger hole in the third, trailing 45-35. Grant Kieft had a team high 14 points for the Lakers. Noah Verlinde and Lucas Lyyski recorded 11 points each while Sam Sheridan contributed eight points.

LAKES 8

GR COVENANT CHRISTIAN 44, WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 41 – Freshman Owen Varnado paced WMC with 14 points and seven rebounds, Nick Moser added nine points and Brant Zeerip chipped in eight. The Warriors were abled to bounce back after scoring a measly four points in the first quarter and trailed 19-12 at the break. WMC cut the Chargers lead to 32-26 in the third quarter and even built a one-point lead in the fourth before Covenant was able to pull away.

NON-CONFERENCE

SHELBY 45, HESPERIA 32 – Shelby recorded its second win of the season while Hesperia is still in search of its first win. Shelby jumped out to a 11-5 first quarter lead and the Tigers led 26-17 going into halftime. Tyler Schouten led the Tigers with 14 points, Isaiah Frye recorded nine points while Tristan Landis followed with eight. Jacob Klemundt paced the Panthers with 10 points while River Montague recorded five.

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