Local Sports Journal

The Fruitport Trojans haven’t had a lot of success this season.

But their 52-49 upset victory over Spring Lake Friday in Lakes 8 Conference action went a lot way toward erasing the pain of their previous defeats.

Cameron Brandow hit a pair of free throws with about a minute left to give the Trojans enough points to hang on for the win. Fruitport, now 2-11 on the season and 2-4 in conference play, avenged an ugly loss to Spring Lake earlier in the season.

Spring Lake dropped to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in Lakes 8 play.

“They beat us by 40 earlier in the season, but we gave our max effort tonight,” said Fruitport Coach Adam Anspach. “It’s about sticking with the system and believing in it, and that’s what these guys did tonight. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

The Trojans trailed 16-6 early in the game, but rebounded to take a 29-20 halftime lead.

The score narrowed in the fourth quarter, but Spring Lake missed several late shots and Fruitport grabbed several key rebounds.

Zac Miller led Fruitport with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Keegan George paced Spring Lake with 25 points.