Friday boys hoops roundup: Muskegon Catholic and Ludington win league contests

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The Muskegon Catholic Central boys basketball team earned a 41-33 Lakes 8 win over Muskegon Heights on Friday.

The Crusaders trailed 15-8 in the first, then went on a 19-4 second quarter run to take a 27-19 halftime led.

Muskegon Catholic outscored the Tigers 8-6 in the third quarter.

Jared Dugener led the Crusaders with 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Tiovani Knight followed with nine points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Muskegon Catholic improved to 8-10 overall and 4-6 in league action, while the Tigers fell to 3-13 on the season and 3-7 in conference play.

LAKES 8 CONFERENCE

LUDINGTON 49, ORCHARD VIEW 39 – The Orioles earned a big conference win over fellow conference-competitor Orchard View.

Ludington held a 26-16 lead at halftime and extended that advantage early in the third with back-to-back three-pointers.

The Cardinals made a run at Ludington in the fourth but couldn’t bring the deficit within five points.
Brayden Porter led Ludington with 16 points, followed by Peyton LaCombe with 10.

Orchard View was led by Keontae Barnes with a game-high 20 points.

Ludington is now 13-6 overall and 8-2 in conference play, while the Cardinals are 12-6 on the season and 7-3 in league action.

C.S.A.A

MORLEY STANWOOD 61, HESPERIA 26 — The Panthers fell behind early and never recovered in a conference loss to the Mohawks on Friday.

Hesperia trailed 13-3 after the first quarter, 29-12 at halftime and 52-16 after three quarters.
Liam Auw and Logan Balkema each scored six points to lead the Panthers.

The Panthers are now 0-19 overall and 0-11 in conference play.

HOLTON 68, KENT CITY 56 — The Red Devils picked up their fifth straight with a conference victory Friday over the Eagles.

A back and forth first quarter saw Holton take a 14-9 lead. The Red Devils extended the lead in the second, outscoring the Eagles 19-10 to make the halftime score 33-19.

Kent City cut into the lead in the third quarter, pulling within 41-32 entering the fourth.

Nathan Slowik paced the Red Devils with 26 points. Aidan Poling pitched in with 20 and Drew Trygstad scored eight.

The Eagles were led by Eli Carlson with 29 points. Shawn Anderson chipped in with 13, and Will Wright scored 10.

The Red Devils improve to 13-6 overall and 7-3 in conference. The Eagles fall to 10-8 overall and 8-2 in conference.

FREMONT 76, CHIPPEWA HILLS 44 – The Packers led 22-11 after the first quarter and after a dominant second where they outscored Chippewa Hills 24-2, Fremont held a 46-13 advantage at halftime.

Tristan Campbell had 18 points to lead the Packers, while Christian Kennedy had 11. Carter Moon chipped in with nine points and Jaxx Miller had five steals.

Fremont is now 15-4 overall and 11-2 in conference action.

WEST MICHIGAN D LEAGUE

PENTWATER 62, MASON COUNTY EASTERN 51 — Hot shooting from three-point range powered the Falcons to a West Michigan D League win on Friday.

Pentwater hit 13 triples as a team, including 10 in the first half, in the victory.

The Falcons were up 42-22 at the half, but a third quarter run by Mason County Eastern cut the lead down to two.

A trio of threes to open the fourth helped Pentwater hold on for the win.
Gannon McDonough paced the Falcons with 16 points. Tyler Plummer-Eisenlohr pitched in with 14 and Blake Brigindahl scored 11.

The Falcons improve to 15-3 overall and 14-2 in conference.

O-K BLUE CONFERENCE

SPRING LAKE 74, SPARTA 63 – The Lakers led 16-14 after the first quarter, 37-22 at halftime and 55-41 through three quarters.

Zach Keyser scored a career-high for Spring Lake with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Sam Sheridan had 18 points along with nine assists. Lucas Lyyski chipped in with 10 points.

Spring Lake improved to 10-9 overall and are 6-6 in conference play.

ACTION PHOTOS FROM MCC VS. MUSKEGON HEIGHTS LSJ PHOTOS/MICHAEL BANKA

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