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.
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.
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.