FRUITPORT –Bode Anspach provided the spark the Fruitport boys’ basketball team needed on Friday night.
Anspach poured in 26 points and helped the Trojans earn a 65-54 victory over Grand Rapids West Catholic. The game was played in the OK-Blue Conference.
Both teams exchanged baskets early and were tied up 16-all after the first quarter.
The Trojans racked up a 21-9 scoring advantage in the second quarter and led 37-25 at the half.
West Catholic began to find some rhythm on offense in the third period and outscored Fruitport 18-15. The Trojans went into the fourth quarter with a 52-43 lead.
The Trojans held their ground to secure the win with a 13-11 scoring edge in the final eight minutes.
Included in Anspach’s 26 points was a 9-for-10 performance from the free-throw line.
“Bode had a big game,” said Fruitport coach Steve Erny. “He seemed to hit a big shot every time West Catholic was about to make a run. I’m happy for him to have one of his best games of the year after struggling in the previous game.”
Kyle Burke tossed in 10 points and Ryan Bosch added nine points for the Trojans.
“Overall, it was a team effort,” Erny said. “Everyone who played was able to score and contribute in important ways.”
Fruitport (6-4, 3-2) hosts league rival Spring Lake on Tuesday.