FREMONT — Missing a couple of players in the regular rotation who were out with injuries, Fremont’s boys basketball team still managed to get past a dangerous Orchard View outfit Tuesday night, 64-51 in a non-conference game at home.

Other players stepped up to pick up the slack from the absent players as the Packers picked up their second straight win and raised their record to 9-5 on the season.

“We played well in the first quarter, and did a good job of executing our game plan,” Packers head coach Adam Bowen said. “In the second quarter we got a little sloppy, and started forcing some shots and turning the ball over.

“We played much better in the second half, as we started to get the ball into the post, and did a better job of limiting our turnovers.”

Jordon McDonald finished with a game-high 26 points to lead the Packers, and he also hauled down eight rebounds. Sophomore Gavin Richards had what Bowen felt was his best game of the year, and had a double-double with 16 points and 18 rebounds. Carl Vliem came up big as he helped fill in for the missing players with 12 points and four rebounds.

Fremont resumes Central State Activities Association-Gold action at Central Montcalm on Friday night.