The Muskegon Catholic boys basketball team earned a Lakes 8 victory, defeating Manistee 69-45 on Friday night.

Sam Novotny goes in on the fast break for MCC. Photo/Michael Banka

Jared Dugener put up a game-high 20 points to pace the Crusaders to a home win.

Following a tight first quarter at 12-10, MCC continued to pull away from Manistee, leading 22-16 and extending its advantage to 42-29 through three quarters.

Dugener added seven rebounds and four steals to his leading performance. Seth Arends chipped in with 16 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Jaden Johnson also had nine points and five rebounds.

Muskegon Catholic Central improved to 5-7 overall and 3-4 in conference action.


BRETHREN 52, PENTWATER 51 – Despite an early 13-12 first quarter lead, the Falcons went into the half down 30-21.

Pentwater tried to bounce back in the third, outscoring Brethren 17-15 margin and closing the gap during the final frame but feel just short. 

The Falcons were led by Khole Hofmann, recording 14 points and 11 rebounds. Julien Nyberg followed with nine points and five rebounds and Gannon McDonough added eight points and four rebounds. 

Pentwater is now 10-2 overall and 9-1 in conference play.

Jared Dugener takes a jump shot for MCC. Photo/Michael Banka


COVENANT CHRISTIAN 63, MONA SHORES 51– The Sailors led 15-12 after the first quarter, but fell behind in the second and trailed 31-26 at halftime.

Covenant Christian went on a 19-11 in the third quarter and took a 54-40 lead into the fourth quarter. 

The Sailors were led by Jaylen Hopson, who had 22 points and five rebounds. Drew Soutland chipped in with 15 points and Ahmon Dean contributed with 12 points and six rebounds. 

Mona Shores is now 2-12 overall this season.


GRAND HAVEN 46, WEST OTTAWA 44- Owen Ross led the Bucs with 16 points, while Bashir Neely added 11 and Nick Stump had eight.

The Buccaneers are now 9-5 on the season and 2-5 in league play.


ALLENDALE 60, SPRING LAKE 57- The Lakers trailed 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, but bounced back in the second quarter to tie the game 30-30 at halftime.

Spring Lake continued its success during the third quarter, going on a 15-10 run to take a 45-40 lead heading into the fourth quarter but were outscored by a 20-12 margin during the fourth quarter.

MCC’s Carson Bleicher makes a move past the Manistee defense. Photo/Michael Banka

The Lakers were led by Kaden George with 14 points, while Sam Sheridan added 13 and Cayden Ball had 12. Lucas Lyyski contributed with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Spring Lake is now 7-7 on the season and 3-4 in O-K Blue Conference action.


JENISON 71, REETHS PUFFER 63 – Although the Rockets held a 13-11 first-quarter advantage, the team struggled down the stretch, trailing 31-27 at the half and 48-39 through three quarters.
Kaleb Mitchelson paced the Rockets with 16 points while Emcee Williams recorded 15. 

Reeths-Puffer is now 9-5 on the season and 5-2 in league play. 

KENOWA HILLS 60, FRUITPORT 43 – The Trojans trailed 17-2 after the first quarter, making a comeback a difficult task.

Fruitport was led by Marcelo Conklin with 12 points, followed by Gavin Fisher with nine and Logan Manciu with eight.

The Trojans fell to 6-6 overall and 3-4 in conference with the defeat.


HOLLAND BLACK RIVER 45, FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 41 – Fruitport Calvary had an 11-5 lead after one quarter and 18-14 at halftime. But Black River had a 7-2 edge in a quiet third quarter, then sealed the victory with a 24-21 advantage in the fourth.

Fruitport Calvary was led by Jacob Schuitema with 25 points and eight rebounds. Ben Zelenka chipped in with 11 points.

The Eagles fell to 1-13 overall and 1-9 in the conference.