Grand Rapids–Muskegon Catholic Central traveled to West Michigan Aviation Academy in an Alliance League boys basketball matchup and came up on the short end of a 67-46 score.
MCC jumped out in the first quarter with a 16-15 edge.
The second quarter doomed the Crusaders as they were outscored 26-8 and trailed 41-24 at halftime.
The Aviators continued to increase their lead in the third period to 56-33 with a scoring advantage of 15-9 in the quarter. MCC closed out the fourth quarter with a 13-11 scoring edge.
Hunter Schrink led the MCC offense with eight points and eight rebounds.  Bryan Convertini tossed in 10 points and dished out four assists and raden Gustin had four assists.
“We came out and executed our game plan to perfection in the first quarter,” MCC coach Rob Recknagel. “Our passing and ability to share the ball to find the best scoring opportunity was precise and efficient.
“Aviation shot the lights out in the second quarter, scoring from tough locations and angles at will,” Recknagel said. “They were just too much offensively in the second quarter and we couldn’t match their high output offense. We did a lot of great things tonight and played really solid for the majority of the night. We had nine players score more than two points and were very unselfish. Great effort but we came up short.”
Muskegon Catholic Central (6-9, 1-3) will travel to Fruitport Calvary Christian on Tuesday.