MUSKEGON–Earning their place in the upcoming district final with an exciting fourth-quarter comeback on Wednesday evening, the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders girls basketball team snuck past Fruitport Calvary Christian winning 38-36.
The outlook was bleak for the Crusaders early on as they fell behind and allowed the Eagles to jump out to an 11-2 lead after one period of play.
The Crusaders pulled together and flipped the momentum in the second stanza racking up a 12-4 scoring advantage to close the deficit to 15-14 at the halftime break.
Catholic Central and the Eagles each scored nine third quarter points which ended with Calvary Christian holding a slim 24-23 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Crusaders were finally able to get the lead during the final eight minutes and secure the two point win by outscoring the Eagles 15-12 in the fourth quarter.
Erin LaVigne led the way for the Crusaders with a team high 10 points. Also chipping in was Carrie Ladd, Claire LaVigne and Sara Albanese who all added six points apiece.
Closing out the season with a strong offensive night for Calvary Christian despite the loss was McKena Wilson who led all scorers with a game high 19 points. Cate Anhalt tossed in 11 points.
Muskegon Catholic Central improves to 9-11 on the season and will advance to face Muskegon Heights in the district final on Friday at 7 p.m.
Fruitport Calvary Christian wraps up the season with a record of 13-7.
Check out photos from the night shot by Marc Hoeksema.