Balanced scoring and a big third quarter gave the Fremont boys basketball team an edge in a 67-54 victory over Central Montcalm in CSAA Gold Division action on Friday.
After multiple lead changes in the first half, the score was tied at 31-31 at halftime.
The Packers outscored Central Montcalm by 12 in the third quarter, which made the difference in the game.
Logan Karnemaat, Braiden McDonald and Carter Moon each had 14 points in the win. Tristan Campbell had a team-high nine rebounds for Fremont while Joshua Zerfas added five assists.
Fremont improved to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
REETHS PUFFER 56, GR UNION 43 – The Rockets jumped ahead early, leading 16-12 after one quarter and carrying a 31-20 advantage into halftime.
After three quarters, the Rockets maintained a 42-32 edge and cruised to the win.
Josh Jordan led the Rockets with 16 points and seven rebounds. Carter Fulton contributed 11 points. Reeths-Puffer improved to 7-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
SPARTA 58, SPRING LAKE 54 – In the end Spring Lake could not overcome Sparta’s 12 three-point baskets.
The Lakers led 9-7 after one quarter, trailed 25-24 at halftime and led 39-38 after three. Sparta sealed the win with a 20-15 edge in the fourth quarter.
Grant Kieft had a team-high 16 points, five rebounds, and four assists for the Lakers. Cayden Ball had 11 points while Sam Sheridan added nine.
Spring Lake fell to 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the O-K Blue. The Lakers host Allendale next Tuesday.
LAKEVIEW 45, HESPERIA 33 – Despite leading early, the Panthers couldn’t maintain down the stretch.
Hesperia led 12-11 after one quarter and the game was tied 19-19 at halftime. But the Panthers fell behind 30-24 after three quarters as the conference game slipped away.
Jacob Klemundt knocked in four 3-pointers and led Hesperia with 18 points. Logan Balkema chipped in with 12 rebounds and three blocks.
The Panthers fell to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the CSAA Silver. They host Orchard View on Tuesday.
WEST MICHIGAN D
MANISTEE CATHOLIC 56, PENTWATER 44 – Austin Hofmann had a big night for Pentwater in the losing effort, scoring 15 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
The game slipped away from the Falcons as it went on. The only trailed 15-14 after one quarter and by six at halftime, then fell behind by 11 at the third buzzer.
Glenn Miller added 12 points for Pentwater, which fell to 3-4 overall and 3-4 in the conference.
Boys hoops roundup: Fremont beats Central Montcalm, improves to 6-1