Western Michigan Christian boys win fifth straight game with victory over Freedom Christian

Local Sports Journal

Make it five straight victories for the Western Michigan Christian Warriors, who used a balanced scoring attack to defeat host Hudsonville Freedom Christian 66-38 on Friday night.

The Warriors (6-3) had 10 of 11 players score in the game, led by senior guard Nate Taylor, who scored a career high 17 points, including five 3-pointers.

“We played fast and did a good job of controlling the tempo,” said WMC coach Kyle Mastenbrook, whose travels to Spring Lake on Saturday.

WMC led 14-6 at the first stop and extended it to 32-11 at the half.

Junior post player Bernard Smith had nine points and eight rebounds. Henry DeKam had six steals and five assists. Sophomores Logan  Waller and Jacob Ray had seven points each.

John Koetsier led Freedom with 13 points.

Western Michigan Christian 66, Freedom Christian 38

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
Nate Taylor 6 0-0 17, James Jackson 2 2-2 6, Alex Rop 2 0-0 4, Henry DeKam 2 1-2 5, Bernard Smith 4 1-1 9, Logan Waller 3 1-2 7, Chaise Schuiteman 3 0-0 6, Jacob Ray 3 0-0 7, Christian  Brower 2 0-0 4, Sam Mast 0 1-4 1. Totals 27 6-11 66.

FREEDOM CHRISTIAN
Matt Lawrence 0 0-2 0, Blaine Pasma 1 0-1 2, Baylor Smith 2 7-9 11, Austin Gernaat 1 0-2 2, John Koetsier 4 3-5 13, Reagan Hoezee 3 1-2 8, Josh Ouellette 1 0-2 2. Totals 12 11-21 38.

WMC 14 – 18 – 21 – 13 — 66
Freedom 6 – 5 – 16 – 11 — 38
3-pointers: Taylor (5), Ray, Koetsier (2), Hoezee. Fouled out: none. Total fouls: WMC 20, Freedom 11. Technicals: none.

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