Monday boys hoops district roundup: Spring Lake opens postseason with D2 win over OV

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The Spring Lake boys basketball team opened Division 2 district play with a 62-48 win over Orchard View on Monday.

The Lakers wasted no time on the offensive end in the early stages, leading 17-8 after one quarter and maintaining a commanding 35-15 margin at halftime.

Spring Lake expanded its lead in the third frame, outscoring the Cardinals by a 19-14 margin. 

Cayden Ball paced the Lakers with 16 points, while Lucas Lyyski finished with 10 and both Zach Keyser and Sam Sheridan posted nine each. Callum Saxe and Kaden George tallied eight points for Spring Lake. 

The Lakers, now 12-9 on the season, will play Montague on Wednesday in the district semifinals, while OV finish its season 13-8 overall. 

DIVISION 2

FREMONT 93, GRANT 70 – The Packers led 23-20 after the first quarter and 45-43 at halftime.

Fremont exploded offensively in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers by a 24-10 margin to take a 69-53 advantage heading into the final frame. The Packers led by more than 20 points for most of the fourth.

The Packers were paced by Braiden McDonald with 29 points and Tristan Campbell with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Joshua Zerfas put in a big performance with 15 points and 12 assists and both Carter Moon and Chris Kennedy played a big part on the defensive end.

Fremont is now 16-5 on the season and will face Coopersville on Wednesday at Grant High School in the district semifinals.

LUDINGTON 56, BENZIE CENTRAL 49 – The Orioles were led by Brayden Porter with 18 points, while Peyton LaCombe added 15 and Riley Calhoun had 12.

Ludington trailed 38-36 heading into the fourth quarter, then finished strong with a 20-11 run.

The Orioles, who are now 14-7 on the season, will face Reed City on Wednesday in the district semifinals.

DIVISION 3

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 63, HOLTON 39- The Warriors led 10-7 after the opening quarter, 24-13 at halftime and 43-27 through three quarters.

Kellen Mitchell led WMC with 13 points, while Brandon Fles added 10 and Owen Varnado chipped in with eight.

The Warriors are now 16-5 overall on the season and will face White Cloud on Wednesday in the district semifinals.

EVART 63, HART 59- The Pirates led 13-9 after the first quarter, then were outscored by a 20-10 margin and trailed 29-23 at halftime.

Hart trailed 41-36 heading into the final quarter then tied the game 52-52 to force overtime.

The Pirates were outscored by a 11-7 margin in the extra period.

Hunter Tubbs led Hart with 11 points, while Kody Charron added 10 and both Zach Bitely and Parker Hovey had eight apiece.

Hovey also pulled down nine rebounds.

The Pirates closed out their season with a 4-17 overall record.

LEROY PINE RIVER 59, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 48– Jeffery Carrier’s 18 points and 13 rebounds was not enough to advance the Spartans to the district semifinals.

The Spartans jumped out to a 12-5 lead after the first quarter, but were outscored by an 18-3 margin in the second quarter and trailed 23-15 at halftime.

Mason County Central cut its deficit to 35-30 heading into the fourth quarter but were then outscore 24-18 in the final eight minutes of the game.

Will Chye added 17 points and four assists for the Spartans, who closed their season with a 10-11 overall record.

DIVISION 4

MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 69, FRUITPORT CALVARY 51 – The Crusaders cruised to a 17-9 lead after the first quarter, led 28-18 at halftime and had a 44-29 advantage heading into the fourth.

Sam Novotny recorded a team-high 14 points with five rebounds for MCC, while Jared Dugener followed with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Seth Arends added 12 points and six rebounds. 

Leading Calvary was Jacob May with 17 points, while Jacob Schuitema finished with 13 and Ben Zelenka notched 11.

The Crusaders improved to 10-11 on the season and will face Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian on Wednesday in the district semifinals, while Fruitport Calvary finishes year 8-12 overall. 

PENTWATER 66, WALKERVILLE 56 – The Falcons prevailed over their rivals to advance to the district semifinal round.

The Falcons cruised to a 41-14 lead at halftime but allowed Walkerville to get back into the contest after getting outscored by a 27-12 margin in the third quarter.

The Wildcats battled in the fourth to bring the score within two points, but Pentwater battled back and held its lead by going 11-for-17 from the free-throw line down the stretch.

Gannon McDonough led the Falcons with 21 points, while Tyler Plummer-Eisenlohr contributed with 14 and Blake Brigindahl had 11. Khole Hofmann and Julien Nyberg chipped in with eight points each.

Pentwater improved to 18-3 overall and will play Marion on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the district semifinals.

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