The game was back and forth, with several lead changes. MCC led 10-9 after the first quarter while WMC led 22-15 at halftime and 25-23 after a slow third quarter.
The Crusaders were able to outscore the Warriors 16-13 in the fourth to escape with the conference win.
Jared Dugener led MCC with 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Seth Arends added 15 points, six rebounds and three assists.
WMC’s Owen Varnado had a game-high 19 points and Kellen Mitchell added 10.
MCC improved to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the conference, while WMC fell to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the Lakes 8.
LAKES 8 CONFERENCE
ORCHARD VIEW 79, MANISTEE 34 – The Cardinals jumped out to a 14-10 lead after the first quarter and carried a 27-16 advantage into halftime. Orchard View then had an offensive surge in the third quarter, outscoring Manistee 29-11.
Ke’ontae Barnes led the Cardinals with 31 points. Larry Brewer III and Edmari Mitchell recorded 14 points each, and Darius Williams added 11. Brewer snagged 10 rebounds while Williams contributed 11 assists.
The Cardinals improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
LUDINGTON 59, MUSKEGON HEIGHTS 33 – The Orioles took control of the game in the second quarter, knocking down four triples in a 20-7 run and pushing their lead to 31-14 lead at halftime.
The Orioles were led by Riley Calhoun with 15 points while Peyton LaCombe chipped i 13 and Jake Plamondon scored 10.
The Tigers were led by Jonathan Moore with 10 points.
Ludington improved to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference.
KENT CITY 77, HESPERIA 16 – The Eagles got off to a quick start Friday night and rolled to the win, They led 25-3 after one quarter and 48-7 at halftime.
Eli Carlson paced the Eagles with 18 points, while Hayden Carlson, Max Hudson and Casen Armstrong each recorded 11 points.
The Eagles, now 4-2 overall and 3-0 in league play, travel to Cedar Springs on Saturday.
HOLTON 58, LAKEVIEW 38 – Nathan Slowik’s 22 points paced the Red Devils to a conference win.
Holton was in control by halftime, holding a 33-12 advantage.
Drew Trygstad added 14 points for Holton while Aidan Poling scored 13.Holton improved to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
FREMONT 67, GRANT 63 – Despite trailing 14-1 only four minutes into the contest, the Packers battled back to hold a 16-14 lead after one quarter and a 38-28 edge at the half.
Fremont was outscored 22-17 in the third quarter. Big free throws by Tristan Campbell sealed the deal for the Packers down the stretch.
Chris Kennedy paced the Packers with 16 points. Braiden McDonald added 14, Campbell finished with12 and Carter Moon added 10.
Fremont improved to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in league play.
ROCKFORD 51, GRAND HAVEN 37 – The Buccaneers grabbed an early 8-7 lead, but trailed 25-20 at halftime and were outscored 15-7 in the third quarter.
Drew Sinke led Grand Haven with 13 points.
SPRING LAKE 66, COMSTOCK PARK 51 – The Lakers scored first and never looked back, leading every minute of the game.
Spring Lake had a balanced attack with four players reaching double figures. Lucas Lyyski had a double-double with 14 points and 17 rebounds. Sam Sheridan also scored 14 points and dished out six assists. Cayden Ball and Kaden George both chipped in 10 points.
KENOWA HILLS 70, MONA SHORES 54 – The game was close after one quarter, with Kenowa Hills leading 23-18, but the Knights had a 15-9 edge in the second quarter and held on to beat the Sailors.
Drew Southland paced Mona Shores with 17 points, Jaylen Hopson added 16 and Darron Mitchell grabbed seven rebounds.