Muskegon Catholic boys gain a key Lakes 8 win over Ludington, 55-40

Local Sports Journal

Muskegon Catholic used an effective full-court press in the fourth quarter to hold down Ludington 55-40 Friday in Lakes 8 boys basketball action.

The win puts the Crusaders (9-4, 5-1) tied at the top of the conference with Spring Lake.

MCC #23 Lamar Jordan drives the lane early in the contest photo/Tim Reilly

MCC’s Lamar Jordan drives the lane early in the contest photo/Tim Reilly

Erik VanFossen was an added spark MCC needed in the fourth quarter, scoring all nine of his points. The senior forward converted 7 of 8 from the free throw line during the stretch.

“He (VanFossen) battled foul trouble all night but fought through it even in the fourth when he picked up his fourth foul,” said MCC coach Lamar Jordan. “I decided to leave him in there despite his fourth foul and he finally found his rhythm and was able to help us.”

The Crusaders led 24-18 at halftime. But Ludington battled in the third quarter, holding MCC to just six points and tying the score 30-30 at the buzzer.

MCC owned the fourth quarter, scoring 25 points, the majority following Ludington turnovers that were caused by the press.

Savion Thompson drives on Ludington's No. 32 Ryan Bowen.  photo/Tim Reilly

Savion Thompson drives on Ludington’s No. 32 Ryan Bowen. photo/Tim Reilly

Lamar Jordan III led the Crusaders with 12 points, five assists and six rebounds while Christian Martinez added 10 points and five assists and Tommy Scott had 10 points.  Zac Schoon led Ludington with 14 points.

 

MCC #3 Christian Martinez is fouled on the drive to the lane photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #3 Christian Martinez is fouled on the drive to the lane photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #5 Tommy Scott applies the pressure on the Ludington offense photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #5 Tommy Scott applies the pressure on the Ludington offense photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #4 Dom Woodard drives to the hoop against Ludington #24 Eric Friese photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #4 Dom Woodard drives to the hoop against Ludington #24 Eric Friese photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #21 Nate Jones scores late in the 4th quarter to pull away photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #21 Nate Jones scores late in the 4th quarter to pull away photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #3 Christian Martinez scores on the breakaway photo/ Tim Reilly

MCC #3 Christian Martinez scores on the breakaway photo/ Tim Reilly

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