FREMONT — The host Fremont Packers didn’t play their best game, but they were able to scratch and claw their way to a 47-44 victory over Montague on Friday night.

“This was a big win for us after a tough stretch the last couple of weeks,” Fremont coach Adam Bowen said. “We didn’t play our best and it was ugly at times, but we battled hard and found a way to win.”

Fremont led 13-8 after one quarter, but fell behind, 19-16 at the half.  In the second half, Fremont outscored Montague 31-25.

“Our defense kept us in the game, and in the fourth quarter, we made some big shots to secure the win,” Bowen said.

Jordon McDonald led the Packers with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Gavin Richards had five points, 10 rebounds and two steals. Ben Mellema had eight points, six rebounds and three assists.

Montague was led by Isaiah Atchison with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Owen Raeth had 11 points and Rodney Brassfield had 13 rebounds.

Fremont hosts North Muskegon on Tuesday while Montague hosts Grant on Tuesday.