Neither team could do much on offense in the first quarter, but what little there was came from the Spartans who outscored the Indians, 3-2.
Both teams picked up the offensive pace in the second period, and again it was the Spartans holding the upper hand with an 11-9 advantage to build a four-point lead, 15-11 at the half.
The offensive pace faded again in the third quarter, but the Spartans maintained control of the game with a 5-4 edge and went into the fourth quarter with a 20-15 lead.
Mason County managed to pull away from the Indians with a 15-5 advantage in the final eight minutes.
“We came out pretty flat, and didn’t seem to be jelling that well on offense,” Spartans coach Mike Weinert said. “We had some open looks, a lot of open looks, we just weren’t putting it in the hole. We had a lot of good shot opportunities, it just wasn’t going in for us early.
“Then, as the game progressed, we shot a little better. Defensively, I thought we did a pretty good job on them. We did what we wanted to do.”
Mason County Central was led in scoring by Wren Nelson who put in eight points.
Mallory Miller scored a game-high 11 points for the Indians.
The Spartans improved to 7-5 with the win, and will next be in action Thursday, Feb. 3 at Oakridge in a West Michigan Conference game.