FRUITPORT — Other than the Fruitport faithful, there may have not been too many folks who would have picked the Trojans in Wednesday night’s Division 2 district semifinal game against Whitehall.
However, the Trojans rose to the occasion and, in overtime, defeated the visiting Vikings 77-69. Fruitport earned a spot in the district title game at 7 p.m. Friday against rival Spring Lake. That game will be played at Fruitport.
On Wednesday, the Trojans led 14-10 after one quarter and 28-26 at the half. After three quarters, Fruitport led 42-39.
Fruitport needed a late fourth-quarter surge to pull even and force the overtime. Whitehall outscored Fruitport 21-18 in the fourth quarter.
Fruitport ran away with it in the overtime session with a 17-9 scoring advantage.
DayDay Williams led Fruitport (15-9) with 24 points. Paschal Jolman added 15.
Camden Thompson led Whitehall with 27 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Ca’mar Ready and Jack Houtemann added 12 points each.
All photos below are courtesy of LSJ Photographer Tim Reilly