Jenison breaks open tight game in third quarter, outlasts Mona Shores in boys basketball

By Jim Goorman
Local Sports Journal

A  big third quarter by Jenison opened  up a low-scoring first half  and it proved to be the difference in  a 54-47 victory over Mona Shores.  

Trailing 21-18 at the half, Jenison outscored the hosts  by a 20-13 margin in the third quarter and Shores could not play catch up in the final quarter.   

The Wildcats opened up their biggest advantage, 49-37, with 4 minutes remaining in the game and then watched as the Sailors narrowed the gap.

 Julian Loera notched two 3-pointers in the last minute to spark Shores and cut the margin, but it was to little too late.  The Wildcats were  able to beat the Sailors down the floor for some fast break layups throughout the game which hurt the hosts.

Fouls played a big part for Shores as Adam Rayner, their 7-foot center, had limited playing time due to early fouls in the first and third quarters.

Fouls played a part in the game with the Sailors being called for 27 fouls to Jenison’s 12.  However, both teams were unable to convert consistently as the Sailors went 5-for-15 from the line and Jenison 14-for-31.

Mona Shores was led by Cameron Matthews with nine points while Jenison had three players in double figures with Jacob Arntson leading with 14.

Jenison 54, Mona Shores 47
JENISON
Schultz 1 0-2 2, Mekkes 3 3-4 11, Bethke 1 0-5 2, Arntson 3 7-9 14, Leatherman 2 1-2 6, Baar 0 0-1 0, Dismukes 2 0-0 4, Miller 2 0-0 4, Diekevers 4 3-6 11. Totals 18 14-31 54.

MONA SHORES
Loera 3 0-0 8, Sargent 2 0-4 5, Billips 2 0-0 4, Smith 0 1-2 1, Matthews 4 1-2 9, Burse 3 0-1 7, Haugh 3 2-2 8, Rayner 2 1-4 5. Totals 19 5-15 47.

Total fouls: Jenison 12, Mona Shore 27.

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