HOLTON — Fruitport Calvary Christian’s offense could never shift into high gear, while Holton blistered the nets at a 59 percent clip from 3-point land in an 61-37 non-conference win at home Monday night.
On the night, Holton shot a hot 13 of 22 from beyond the arc.
“The guys came out and played a really good game tonight,” said Holton head coach Keith Swanson. “I was very pleased with our defensive intensity.
“Offensively, the ball didn’t’ stick, and I think that contributed to how well we shot the ball.”
Holton had three players in double figure scoring, which Calvary Christian couldn’t match with one player who scored in twin figures.
“Our confusion on offense and defensive breakdowns needed better preparation from the coaching staff,” FCC head coach Brad Richards said.
“The third quarter was especially disappointing, but give Holton credit for how hard and inspired they played compared to us.”
Holton opened up a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, and outscored Calvary Christian, 15-9 in the second for a 28-16 halftime lead.
The Red Devils continued to knock down triples, and hit almost everything else they put up,
outscoring Calvary Christian, 24-10 in the third period and rolled into the fourth quarter with a 52-26 lead. Calvary Christian had an 11-9 edge in the final eight minutes.
Wyatt Monette paced the Red Devils with 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Bret Hosmer had 13 points and six steals, Austin Fowler scored 11 points and Carter Brant added seven points and nine assists.
Bradley Richards scored 16 points for Calvary Christian.
The Red Devils improved to 8-2 overall and are next scheduled to see action on Tuesday night at Newaygo.
Calvary Christian fell to 8-3 on the season and will next play Tuesday night at Holland Black River.