Friday boys hoops roundup: Fremont remains unbeaten with big win over Big Rapids

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The unbeaten Fremont boys basketball team used a balanced scoring attack to beat Big Rapids 57-43 in a CSAA Gold Division matchup on Friday.

Fremont led 8-6 after one quarter and 22-20 at halftime, then bumped its advantage to 39-32 after three quarters. Big Rapids evened the score early in the fourth, but the Packers regrouped and pulled away at the end.

Chris Kennedy paced the Fremont offense with 16 points. Braiden McDonald also played a big role with 11 points and 12 rebounds, along with Joshua Zerfas who had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Having a great all-around game was Fremont’s Carter Moon, who totaled 10 points, nine rebounds, five steals, and five assists.

This victory was Fremont’s 13th straight home win and 22nd straight regular season victory. The Packers are now 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

CSAA SILVER

KENT CITY 68, LAKEVIEW 32 – The Eagles moved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in CSAA Silver play with the easy victory.

Kent City gained the win with a strong defensive effort, holding Lakeview to single-digit scoring in the second, third and fourth quarters. Max Hudson led the Eagles with 17 points and Eli Carlson added 14.

MORLEY STANWOOD 52, HOLTON 46 – Holton could not maintain its 29-20 first-half lead.

Nathan Slowik led Holton with 20 points, Aidan Poling added 10, Wyatt Monette scored eight and Drew Trygstad chipped in six. Axel Woolworth paced Morley Stanwood with a game-high 22 points.

Holton moved to 2-2 with the defeat, and faces Ravenna on Jan. 3.

WHITE CLOUD 63, HESPERIA 42 – Offensive consistency was missing for the Panthers in their conference loss.

The Hesperia offense was led by the trio of Joao Lima (10 points), River Montague (nine points) and Kaiden Robbins (nine points). White Cloud outscored the Panthers 16-5 in the first quarter, and led 27-12 at halftime. The second half was much more competitive, with the Indians outscoring Hesperia 36-30.

Hesperia move to 0-4, and will seek their first win after the winter break.

LAKES 8

LUDINGTON 55, WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 44 – The Orioles jumped out to a 36-20 lead at halftime and cruised to the conference win.

Peyton LaCombe paced Ludington with 20 points and six rebounds while Riley Calhoun added 11 points and four steals.

The Warriors were led by Kellen Mitchell with 17 points while Owen Verdano had 12.

NON-CONFERENCE

REETHS-PUFFER 54, GREENVILLE 37 – The Rockets held a 14-8 lead after one quarter, then took control with a 19-8 edge in the second quarter.

Emcee Willams paced Reeths-Puffer with 13 points and five assists. Kaleb Mitchelson added 11 points while Josh Jordan totaled eight points and nine rebounds.

The win moves the Rockets to 2-2 on the season.

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