HOLLAND–A big second quarter by the Fruitport Trojans led to a 59-46 OK-Blue win over Holland Christian on Friday evening.
Fruitport held a one-point lead, 12-11, at the end of the first quarter of action.
The Trojans went on a scoring spree in the second quarter, leading 36-14 at the half.
Fruitport was outscored 18-9 in the third, narrowing its lead to 45-32.
The Trojans held on in the final eight minutes, playing even with the Maroons’ 14 points.
Andrew Spyke led the Fruitport offense with a team-high 17 points and eight rebounds. Bode Anspach tossed in 11 points and Paschal Jolman chipped in eight points and eight rebounds. Kyle Burke and Collin Jolman each scored six points while Jolman also grabbed five rebounds.
“The second-quarter run was huge and our guys played exceptionally well during that stretch,” said Fruitport Coach Steve Erny. “We defended well and went down on the other end, scoring both inside and outside. This was a big win as we start the second half of the conference season. Holland Christian can be a tough team, especially at the Civic Center, but our players stepped up to the challenge.”
Spyke turned in a solid game to lead the the Trojans.
“He (Spyke) was efficient around the rim and knocked down some shots from the perimeter,” Erny said. “I don’t think they had an answer for our size inside tonight. Another important stat is that eight players scored for us. When we get a balanced scoring effort, we are a much better team.”
Fruitport (9-5, 5-3) will host Allendale on Tuesday evening.