Local Sports Journal

Cameron Bandstra hit two free throws with nine seconds left to give Ludington an exciting 47-45 victory over Fruitport Friday in Lakes 8 boys basketball.

Fruitport got the ball to the rim in an attempt to tie, but missed, on what would have been its first victory of the season.

Bandstra had 16 points and Zac Schoon added 13 for the Orioles, who improved to 4-5 overall and 1-1 in the league.

Jason Cameron led Fruitport (0-9, 0-3) with 14 points.

Spring Lake 65, Orchard View 33 – The Lakers jumped ahead 16-10 after one quarter and kept expanding their lead in a Lakes 8 title. The Cardinals did not score in double figures until the fourth quarter. Keegan George had a team-high 23 points, including three 4-pointers, for Spring Lake. Nathan Batts added nine points while nine other players each scored a point. Will Burrel had a team-high 13 points for Orchard View, which dropped to 2-6 overall and 0-4 in league games.

O-K Black

Grand Rapids Union 68, Mona Shores 45 – The Sailors were outscored 24-11 in the first quarter and never recovered. Mona Shores was led by Kobe Burse with 13 points and D’Quintaye Ross with nine. The Sailors dropped to 2-6 overall and 0-2 in the O-K Black.

River Valley

Western Michigan Christian 71, Tri-Unity Christian 37 – The host Warriors outscored their league nemesis 46-19 in the middle two quarters en route to the lopsided victory. Jacob Ray led WMC with 18 points, including a monster alley-oop slam dunk early in the third quarter. Nate Dugener added 13 points and Kyle Kingma had 12. Tri-Unity was led by Chris Osantowski with 16 points.


Holton 42, White Cloud 33 – Holton held White Cloud to six points in the fourth quarter to claim its second victory of the season.Clay Mullins led Holton with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Kevin Slowik also had 10 rebounds. Holton improves to 2-6 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.


Muskegon Heights Academy 74 Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy 24 – The Tigers led 25-8 after the first quarter and cruised to the victory. Antonio Jones and Ontario Porchia each had 15 points for the Tigers, who improved to 5-3 on the season.