The Fremont boys basketball team used a strong second quarter to defeat Newaygo 51-45 in the Class B district semifinals at Sparta on LSJ Logo incertWednesday night.

Both teams started out slow with the score 5-4 in favor of Fremont after the first buzzer.

It was all Packers in the second quarter, when they outscored the Lions 15-10 to take a 20-14 halftime lead.

The teams played even in the second half, with each scoring 12 points in the third quarter and 19 in the fourth.

Fremont was led by Dominick Byrne with 13 points. Adam Holeman paced Newaygo with 17 points.

Fremont advances to the Class B district final on Friday night at 7 p.m. against either Grant or Tri County.