Tuesday boys hoops roundup: Oakridge spoils Jeffery Carrier’s history making night

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The Oakridge boys basketball squad earned a 53-41 league win over Mason County Central on Tuesday night.

History was made for Mason County Central as Jeffery Carrier, who led the Spartans with 19 points, became the all-time leading scorer with 1,355 career points, passing Jeremy Holmes, who had the previous record of 1,353 set in the 1994 season.

Oakridge led 13-7 after the first quarter but trailed 27-26 at halftime and 37-33 through three quarters.

The Eagles closed out the game with a 20-4 fourth quarter run to complete the comeback.

Sophomore Ethan Jozsa paced Oakridge with a game-high 21 points while Tanner Karel finished with 17.

The Eagles are now 13-5 on the season and 11-2 in league play, while Mason County Central fell to 9-9 overall and 5-8 in conference action.

NON-LEAGUE

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 62, MONTAGUE 48- The Warriors outscored Montague 19-11 in the first quarter and 14-10 during the second quarter to take a 33-21 lead at halftime.

WMC outscored the Wildcats 22-7 in the third quarter to take a 55-28 advantage into the fourth quarter.

The Warriors were led by Kellen Mitchell with 23 points, while Owen Varnado added eight points and six rebounds. Brandon Fles and Brekken Fairfield each chipped in with seven points.

The Wildcats were led by Asher Erickson with 11 points, while Lance Grattafori pitched in with nine and both Riley Hagen and Aidan Buchberger both scored eight.

Montague is now 8-10 overall and 6-7 in conference play.

FREMONT 78, TRI COUNTY 41 – The Packers dominated from the opening tip, leading 33-16 after one and carrying a commanding 57-25 advantage into halftime.

Fremont led 70-30 going into the final quarter.

Braiden McDonald led Packer scorers with 18 points, while Martin Curiel added 14. Chris Kennedy and Tristan Campbell finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The Packers, now 14-4 overall and 10-2 in conference play, host Chippewa Hills on Friday.

HOLTON 59, SHELBY 34 – The Red Devils were paced by Nathan Slowik with 22 points, while Aidan Poling added 19 and Drew Trygstad chipped in with nine.

Joseph Hayes led Shelby with 11 points while Griffin Frass had nine.

Holton improved to 12-6 overall and is 6-3 in conference play, while the Tigers fell to 2-15 on the season and are 2-11 in league action.

EAST KENTWOOD 55, GRAND HAVEN 54- Drew Sinke led the Buccaneers with 16 points, while Owen ross pitched in with nine.

Grand Haven is now 12-7 overall and 5-7 in conference play.

O-K BLUE CONFERENCE

GRAND RAPIDS CATHOLIC CENTRAL 73, SPRING LAKE 53- The Lakers trailed 24-11 after one quarter and 34-20 at halftime.

The Cougars extended the lead in the third quarter, outscoring Spring Lake 18-15 to take a 52-35 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Sam Sheridan led the Lakers with 17 points. Cayden Ball pitched in with eight, while Jaron Little and Caden Ruter scored seven each.

The Lakers fell to 9-9 overall, and 5-6 in conference play.

O-K BLACK CONFERENCE

JENISON 61, MONA SHORES 56 – The Sailors recorded a tough loss in an overtime thriller.

Mona Shores held a 14-8 advantage after one quarter and maintained a 25-20 halftime lead.

The game was tied 48-48 after regulation before the Sailors were outscored in the extra session by a 13-8 margin.

Tre Hatcher led Sailor scorers with 19 points and five assists. Drew Southland recorded 14 points and four rebounds and Darron Mitchell added 11 points and six rebounds.

The Sailors fell to 3-16 overall and 1-10 in conference play.

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