Local Sports Journal
Muskegon Heights Academy freshman Jalontae Johnson made one field goal on Saturday, but that single bucket was a big one. Johnson tipped in a rebound as time expired to lift his Tigers to a dramatic, 89-87 double overtime win over Class C ranked Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian on Saturday.
Antonio Jones also played a key role for Muskegon Heights in the first overtime. The junior guard hit a 3-pointer as time expired to tie the score, 68-68.
The Tigers chipped away at the Mustang’s 42-34 halftime lead off the hot hand of Eddie Tornes who finished with 33 points.
Muskegon Heights erased the NorthPointe Christian lead in the third quarter with the Tigers outscoring the Mustangs 19-11.
Aaron Sydnor scored 17 points and D’Monte Jones added seven for the Tigers who had eight players score.
Preston Huckaby led NorthPointe Christian with 32 points while Andrew Holesinger and Kual Nhial scored 20 points apiece.