Tri-unity Christian completes undefeated River Valley slate with rout of Western Michigan Christian

Local Sports Journal

The visiting Tri-unity Christian Defenders showed they are ready for the start of next week’s boys basketball tournament.

On Thursday night, the Defenders gunned down Western Michigan Christian 58-36 and completed the River Valley Conference schedule with an 8-0 record. WMC finished the regular season 13-7, 4-4 in the River Valley.

Tri-unity, the No. 1 team in the state in Class D, stormed out to a 20-8 lead after one quarter behind in the shooting of Matt Wachter, who scored 10 points in the first quarter and finished the game with 14.

Junior Bernard Smith led the Warriors with 10 points and James Jackson added eight.

The Warriors host Saugatuck in the opening game of the Class C district tournament on Monday.

 

Tri-Unity Christian 58, Western Michigan Christian 36

TRI-UNITY CHRISTIAN
Joey Blauwkamp 5 2-2 13, David Possehl 1 0-0 2, Evan Przybysz 4 3-4 12, Clay Prins 1 2-2 4, Daniel Cole 3 0-0 6, Matt Wachter 6 1-2 14, Nick Klaasen 3 0-3 7. Totals 23 8-13 58.

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
Nate Taylor 2 0-0 6, James Jackson 3 2-4 8, Logan Waller 0 2-2 2, Henry DeKam 1 0-0 3, Jacob Ray 0 4-4 4, Sam Mast 0 1-2 1, Bernard Smith 4 2-3 10, Alex Rop 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 11-15 36.

Tri-unity 20 – 16 – 17 – 5 — 58
WMC 8 – 12 – 5 – 11 — 36
3-pointers: Blauwkamp, Przybysz, Wachter, Klaasen, Taylor (2), DeKam. Total fouls: Tri-unity 13, WM Christian 15. Fouled out: Rop. Technicals: none. JV: WMC 65-44.

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