HUDSONVILLE –The Fruitport boys basketball team rallied for an exciting OK-Blue victory over Hudsonville Unity Christian, 51-47, on Friday.
Unity Christian jumped out to a 19-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. Fruitport narrowed the Hudsonville lead to 23-19 by the half by outscoring the host team 10-4 during the second stanza.
The Crusaders increased their lead to 40-33 by the end of the third period.
The momentum shifted during the fourth quarter at both ends of the floor for the Trojans as they limited Unity Christian to just seven points during the final eight minutes. In the meantime, Fruitport scored 18 to secure the come-from-behind win.
“This was a big win for our team and our program,” said Fruitport coach Steve Erny. “To bounce back like this after some tough recent games, and beat Unity on the road, it feels really good.”
According to Erny, Bode Anspach had his best all-around performance of the season as he led Fruitport with 15 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals.
Day Day Williams had a breakout game with 13 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
“He’s a freshman who plays much calmer than his age and he made some huge plays tonight,” Erny said.
Andrew Spyke tossed in 10 points, eight of which were in the fourth quarter, and Paschal Jolman added seven points.
“All the credit goes to our players for having yet another bounce back and stepping up tonight,” said the Trojan coach.
Fruitport (7-5, 4-3) will play host to Comstock Park on Tuesday.