Friday boys hoops roundup: Thornton’s free throws push Orchard View past Ludington

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Deitrich Thornton hit a pair of free throws in the final seconds to give the Orchard View boys basketball team a thrilling 55-53 victory over Ludington in Lakes 8 Conference action on Friday.

It was Orchard View’s first win over Ludington since 2012.

The Cardinals led 7-4 after one quarter and increased its lead to 24-17 at halftime.

Ludington cut into the lead in the third quarter and trailed 34-29 after three.

Ke’ontae Barnes led the Cardinals with 22 points with Davion Lane adding 18.

Josh Laman paced Ludington with 22 points and Nathan Lange had 11.

The Cardinals finished the regular season with a 13-7 record.

LAKES 8

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS 69, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 59 – Muskegon Heights gained its winning advantage right away, outscoring the Crusaders 21-12 in the first quarter.

Jared Dugener paced MCC with 18 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Seth Arends added 16 pointsn and Andre Watson had 13.

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 67, MANISTEE 31 – The Warriors took control early, jumping out to a 16-5 lead after the first quarter and taking a 32-9 lead into halftime.

Leading WMC was Zach Butkis with 18 points. The Warriors improved to 9-11 overall and 6-4 in conference play.

O-K RED

GRAND HAVEN 72, EAST KENTWOOD 66  – The Buccaneers grabbed an overtime win in their regular season finale.

East Kentwood led most of the game and took a 47-42 advantage into the fourth quarter. But Grand Haven stepped up in the fourth, outscoring the Falcons 20-15 and taking the game into overtime.

The Bucs gained the final advantage by holding East Kentwood to four points in OT.

Bryce Taylor led Grand Haven with 18 points with Drew Sinke adding 17.

Grand Haven ended the regular season 13-7 overall and 8-4 in conference play.

CSAA

MORLEY STANWOOD 67, HESPERIA 32 – Hesperia finished a tough season with a conference loss.

Logan Balkema led the Panthers with eight points and 12 rebounds. Kaiden Robbins added seven points.

The Panthers finished the regular season 0-19. They will face White Cloud next Wednesday in a Division 3 district semifinal.

FREMONT 68, CHIPPEWA HILLS 23 – After leading 41-9 at the half, the Packers got the game into a running clock as they ran away with the win.

Josh Zerfas and Christian Kennedy led the Packers with 12 and 11 points apiece.

The Packers finished the regular season with 17 straight wins and a 19-1 record.

KENT CITY 63, HOLTON 45 – After a slow first half, the Eagles were able to pull away from the Red Devils in conference action.

Kent City trailed 12-8 after one quarter but rallied and tied the score 21-21 at halftime.

The Eagles picked up the pace in the second half, outscoring the Red Devils 42-24.

Shawn Anderson led Kent City with 15 points while Eli Carlson added 11.

 

 

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