HOLTON — Jumping on Hesperia for a 32-0 first quarter, Holton cruised to a 75-32 boys basketball victory at home Friday night in the Central State Activities Association Silver in a makeup game.

The Red Devils had a 60-13 lead at the half, and went into the fourth quarter with a 67-21 cushion.

“Hesperia is a very important game for us,” Red Devils coach Keith Swanson said, “both as our big rival, and it being a league game. I thought tonight our guys came out focused, and played a nice game.”

Holton coach Andrew Worcester was impressed by the Red Devils performance.

“The Red Devils outmatched us and had more experience,” Worcester said. “Our team was without four varsity players. Our junior varsity guys had to step in and battle once again.

“I continue to remind our guys that their time for success is coming, and to remember what it feels like during these moments. I want them to use moments like this in their young careers as motivation.

“We were down significantly at the half. We knew we had to come back out, make adjustments and continue to play. Now, we move on and continue to develop these guys and prepare for our next opponent. My hat’s off to coach Swanson. It’s one heck of a team he has.”

Leading the Red Devils were Wyatt Monette with 21 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Kevin Erickson had 16 points and three steals.

Bret Hosmer finished with 14 points and had three steals, Rice Robins added 10 rebounds while Chase Albright scored eight points and had seven rebounds.

Hesperia was paced by Maddox Mosley with 18 points.

Holton improved its record to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference. The Red Devils have another makeup game scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 26 at home against White Cloud.

Hesperia drops to 1-7 overall and 0-5 in the conference. Hesperia will travel to Muskegon Catholic Central on Tuesday, January 25.