Friday boys basketball roundup: Spring Lake closes out Fruitport with key free throws

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The Spring Lake boys basketball team made its free throws down the stretch, leading to a 56-48 victory over Fruitport on Friday night in non-league play.

The game was tied heading into the final quarter and the Lakers sealed the deal, making 8-of-11 free throws during the final stanza and 15-of-22 overall.

The Trojans were paced by Gavin Fisher with 16 points and Marcelo Conklin with 14. Luke Mitchell chipped in with eight points.

Spring Lake improved to 2-0 on the season, while the Trojans fell to 0-2.

NON-CONFERENCE

KENT CITY 60, WHITE CLOUD 39– The Eagles led 14-8 after the first quarter, then went on a 21-6 second quarter run to take a 35-14 lead at halftime.

Kent City outscored its opponents by 18 points during the third frame and had a 57-18 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Max Hudson led the Eagles with 18 points while Eli Carlson chipped in with 10.

The Eagles improved to 2-0 on the season.

C.S.A.A

HOLTON 64, HESPERIA 25 – The Red Devils dominated on both ends of the court, leading 25-5 after the first and taking a commanding 49-9 advantage at halftime.

Holton led 58-20 after the third frame.

The Red Devils improved to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in their conference while Hesperia falls to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in league action.

FREMONT 83, REED CITY 44- The Packers won their first game at Reed City in seven years after a dominating performance.

Fremont jumped out to a 42-6 lead during the second quarter.

Braiden McDonald and Chris Kennedy each poured in 18 points for the Packers, and Tristan Campbell chipped in with a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Fremont also had a strong performance from Carter Moon, who led the team with 13 rebounds while Martin Cruel scored 10 points all in the fourth quarter.

The Packers improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

LAKES 8

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 71, ORCHARD VIEW 49- The Warrior defense was stellar in the first half, allowing just 17 Cardinal points and leading 39-17 at the break.

WMC outscored the Cardinals 22-16 during the third quarter to take 61-33 advantage heading into the final stanza.

Kellen Mitchell led the Warriors with 28 points, while Micah Terhaar and Owen Vernado added 15 and 10 points, respectively.

The Warriors improved to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in Lakes 8 play.

LUDINGTON 55, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 23 – Peyton LaCombe’s 20 points allowed Ludington to win their
conference opener.

The Orioles jumped out to a 17-5 lead in the first quarter and carried a comfortable 31-9 advantage lead into the half. Ludington’s Brayden Porter finished with 10 points and four assists while LaCombe added seven rebounds on the win. Seth Arends led MCC with eight points while Jaden Johnson had seven.

Ludington is now 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference. MCC fell to 0-2 and 0-1.

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