The Western Michigan Christian boys basketball team missed an opportunity to clinch at least a tie for the River Valley Conference title by dropping a 52-48 decision to Tri-Unity on Friday.
The Warriors are now tied with Covenant Christian for the league lead, with each team having one conference loss.
WMC led Tri-Unity14-10 after the first quarter and 38-36 after three, but lost when Tri-Unity went on a 16-10 fourth quarter run.
Nate Dugener led the Warriors with 15 points while Logan Waller added 14 in a losing effort.
Kenowa Hills 52, Reeths-Puffer 32 – R-P only scored eight points in the first half and couldn’t recover. The Rockets dropped the league contest without leading scorer and rebounder Deandre Oakes-Owens, who fractured an ankle Tuesday.
Spring Lake 62, Ludington 35 – The Lakers remained on top of the Lakes 8 Conference with the easy win. Kyle Zietlow led Spring Lake with 18 points while Keegan George had 12. Noah Laman led the Orioles with 11 points.
Muskegon Catholic 67, Orchard View 48 – MCC used a 20-5 second quarter to erase a nine point deficit and pull away from the Cardinals. Erik VanFossen led all scorers with 19 points while grabbing 10 rebounds for the Crusaders. Three Cardinals scored in double digits, led by Willie Burrel with 19.
Fremont 54, Fruitport 39 – The Packers jumped out to an eight point lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Osvald Trenholm led the way with 13 points and Mahlon Volz pulled down 10 rebounds for Fremont.
Hesperia 69, Holton 56 – The Panthers led 26-22 at halftime and outscored the Red Devils 31-21 in the fourth quarter. Traxton Gordon led the Panthers with 21 points while Adrian Castillo had 14.