HESPERIA — Fruitport Calvary Christian’s boys basketball team raced out to a 29-point lead at the half and never looked back Tuesday night in coasting to a 75-31 win over Hesperia on the road in non-conference action.
Calvary opened up a 22-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and then outscored Hesperia, 24-7 in the second for a 47-18 halftime lead.
The Eagles outscored the Panthers, 23-8 in the third period and entered the fourth quarter with a 70-26 bulge. Hesperia outscored Calvary, 8-5 in the final eight minutes.
“Our guys seem to be really gritting their teeth and getting ready for a couple of battles in two weeks,” said Calvary coach Brad Richards. “They are holding themselves to a high level, and realizing that every play will count soon, and they are taking control of their team.”
Calvary freshman Bradley Richards had a big night for the Eagles, scoring 25 first-half points. Ethan Cammenga added 12 and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Jacob May contributed 11 points and seven
assists. Freshman Quinn Swanson contributed six steals.
Ian Fox paced the Panthers with 10 points.
“It was a tough game tonight,” said Panthers coach Andrew Worcester. “I am proud of the improvements we made tonight offensively and defensively. A lot of the effort from the young guys on both ends of the court shows a glimpse of Hesperia’s future.”
Calvary improved its record to 13-5 overall and will next be in action Thursday hosting Holland Black River.
Hesperia fell to 1-15 overall and hosts Holton on Friday night.