At the end of the first quarter, Calvary Christian held a 19-18 lead, and led 32-29 at the half.
The Crusaders came back with a strong third quarter to take a 41-39 lead heading into the fourth quarter, and extended the lead to 47-42 with three minutes left to play when Calvary staged a comeback.
Calvary’s Luke Assaad stole the ball out of a timeout and gave the assist to Ethan Cammenga, and then Bradley Richards got a steal at half court and turned it into a 3 point play at the rim to tie the game. Point guard Jacob May knocked in a big 3 and hit 2 free throws to seal the win for the Eagles.
“I was pleased with how our boys battled tonight, probably most impressed with Kendon Sutherland holding their post player Johnson scoreless for six straight minutes in the 2nd quarter” said Calvary Coach Brad Richards. “Nick Swanson and Luke Assaad made a couple big shots and our kids never quit. Hats off to Muskegon Catholic as they are much improved and play really, really hard and physical, like a football team.”
Leading Fruitport Calvary Christian was Bradley Richards with 25 points, 17 rebounds and Jacob May with 19 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. Ethan Cammenga added 10 rebounds while Luke Assaad had 5 steals.
Muskegon Catholic was led by post player Jaden Johnson with 22 points and 9 rebounds.
Calvary raised it’s record to 5-1 and plays at Byron Center Zion Friday night. MCC saw its record dip to 1-4. The Crusaders will hots Muskegon Heights on Friday evening.