Local Sports Journal

Taylor Craymer and Will Roberson showed just how tough basketball players are along the lakeshore.

Craymer, a Grand Haven graduate, scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the D&W All Stars defeated the Family Fare All Stars 41-40 on Wednesday night in the women’s game of the Eighth Annual Champion of Characters All-Star Basketball Classic at Cornerstone University.

In the men’s game, Muskegon Big Red Will Roberson scored 22 points, including a trio of 3-pointers. However, it was the West team that defeated the East 90-67, thanks to a 33-9 scoring run in the final quarter.

Both Craymer and Roberson were named the Most Valuable Player for their respective teams.

Craymer, who is heading to Northwood University to continue her education and her basketball career, canned five 3-pointers, several from well beyond the 3-point arc en route to her 19 points. Muskegon Catholic’s Momo Neal finished with three points.

Roberson put on a show in front of the crowd gathered at Cornerstone, especially in the opening half. His quickness on defense and his hot shooting got the East team off to a quick start.

Fruitport Calvary Christian graduate Mike Warren finished with 10 points, including 8-for-8 from the free-throw line.

Kyle Steigenga, from Holland Christian, was named the MVP for the winning team. He finished with 13 points, including a monstrous two-handed dunk through traffic in the lane that prompted the loudest cheers of the night.