Local Sports Journal

Logan Haugh buried a shot with 1 second left to lift Mona Shores over rival Muskegon Catholic, 43-41 on Tuesday. Haugh found the shot after driving to the basket through traffic.

The Crusaders did as much as they could with two timeouts and 1 second left. MCC got the ball to halfcourt and was able to call timeout with 0.3 seconds remaining. A tip-in play for Ian Tyler almost sent the contest into overtime.

“It was a defensive battle,” said MCC coach Lamar Jordan II. “I thought we held our own and it was a good game against Shores, a great rivalry.”

The Class A Sailors struggled against MCC in the first half and trailed 26-20 at halftime.

A strong defensive effort by MCC junior guard Lamar Jordan III help keep Mona Shores’ explosive guard Marcus Tumblin at bay.

But early third quarter MCC foul trouble opened the doors for Mona Shores to make a run. The Sailors reversed their halftime deficit and built a 34-30 lead to start the fourth quarter.

Tumblin would finish with a game-high 13 points while Haugh grabbed nine rebounds and scored five points to lead Mona Shores.

Adam Callow paced MCC with 12 points and Ian Tyler added 10 points. Jordan finished with nine.

“It was a tough loss for us,” said MCC coach Jordan. “The kids have had a few of these games where we come up just short. But to play Shores tough gives us a lot to build on.”