Boys hoops roundup: Fremont wins in OT, clinches another CSAA Gold championship

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The Fremont boys basketball team clinched the CSAA Gold Division championship in exciting fashion on Friday, pulling out a 60-58 overtime victory over rival Grant.

It was the second straight conference title for the Packers.

An all-senior lineup started for the Packers on Senior Night, and helped the team to a 17-14 lead after one quarter. Grant came back and took a 31-28 lead at halftime, and 45-40 after three quarters.

The Packers trailed by two points with 15 seconds left when Seth Schuitema got to the basket, missed a shot, then scored on his own rebound as time expired to force overtime.

Fremont’s Calvin Miller made a defensive tip and stop to end the game.

The Packers pulled out the win despite only going 3-for-8 from the line in overtime.

Logan Karnemaat led the Packers with 18 points. Fremont is now 16-1 on the season and 11-1 in conference play.

CSAA

KENT CITY 55, HESPERIA 15 – Strong play at both ends of the court helped the Eagles cruise to the conference victory Friday night.

The Eagles led 21-1 after one quarter, 33-4 at the half, and 49-10 headed into the fourth.

Gio Weeks led the Eagles with 12 points with Max Hudson adding 11.

0-K BLACK 

REETHS-PUFFER 48, FRUITPORT 27 – The Rockets led 16-4 after one quarter, 32-10 at the half, and took a 40-16 lead into the fourth.

Emcee Williams led Reeths-Puffer with 14 points while Daven Fox chipped in with 10.

The Rockets improved to 15-3 on the season and 8-2 in conference play.

GR UNION 64, MONA SHORES 54 – Jaylen Hopson scored a team-high 15 points for the Sailors in their O-K Black Conference loss.

James Gilbert contributed 13 points for Mona Shores while Charlie Rolfe put up seven.

The Sailors fell to 4-12 overall on the season.

O-K BLUE

GR WEST CATHOLIC 73, SPRING LAKE 55 – The Lakers ran into a red-hot West Catholic squad, which nailed 13 three-pointers.

Ten different Lakers contributed points in the loss, led by Lucas Lyyki with 12 points, six rebounds and five steals. Cayden Ball scored eight points, and Noah Verlinde and Grant Kieft had seven points each.

Spring Lake is now 4-14 overall and 1-9 in the conference.

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