The Fruitport Calvary boys basketball team opened the season with a 66-52 win over Muskegon Catholic on Tuesday night in non-conference action.
It was the first time in school history that a Fruitport Calvary boys varsity team has won any sort of game or match against MCC. It was also the first game on the bench for new Calvary boys coach Brad Richards, who had great success with the girls team before switching over this season.
The Eagles outscored Muskegon Catholic 25-19 in the first quarter and 18-11 during the second to take a 43-30 lead into halftime.
The Crusaders slightly cut their deficit in the third frame, outscoring Fruitport Calvary by an 11-10 margin, but failed to complete a comeback.
Bradley Richards paced the Eagles with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Braden Cohea finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, while Jacob May chipped in with 15 points and nine assists.
The Crusaders were led by Tommy Kartes with 13 points and six rebounds, while both Lucas Carlton and Brayden Gustin each finished with 10 points.
OK GREEN CONFERENCE
MONA SHORES 43, GRAND RAPIDS UNION 36 – Parker Swartz scores 20 points as Mona Shores defeated Grand Rapids Union in OK Green action.
The two teams battled to a 15-15 tie at the end of the first. The Sailors pulled away in the second, outscoring Union 14-7 to take a 29-22 lead into halftime. The Sailors’ defense was stout in the third quarter, only allowing a single point. They extended their lead to 35-23 heading into the final quarter of play.
Donavan Russell chipped in with 10 points in the winning effort.
LAKES 8 CONFERENCE
ORCHARD VIEW 54, LUDINGTON 46 – Ke’ontae Barnes scored 17 points to lead the Cardinals to a Lakes 8 win on Tuesday.
The Cardinals outscored Ludington 13-7 in the first quarter and 19-16 in the second quarter to take a 32-23 lead at halftime.
OV extended the lead in the third quarter to 44-32 heading into the fourth.
Larry Brewer III added 14 points for the Cardinals, while Jay Jay Tunstell scored nine. Darius Williams grabbed 10 rebounds.
WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE
MONTAGUE 47, HART 39 – The Wildcats opened their season with a West Michigan Conference victory over Hart.
Montague outscored the Pirates 17-0 in the first quarter and 12-10 in the second quarter to taking a 29-10 lead into halftime.
The Pirates rallied back to cut their deficit to 34-24 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats were paced by Drew Collins with 12 points, five rebounds and three steals. Isaiah Atchison added 10 points, five rebounds and five steals, while Tugg Nichols contributed with 10 points and four steals for Montague.
The Pirates were led by Parker Hovey with 13 points, while Kellen Kimes scored 11.
HOLTON 49, MORLEY STANWOOD 37 – Aidan Poling’s 14 points led the Red Devils past Morley Stanwood in CSAA Silver action.
The Red Devils jumped out to a 12-8 lead after the first quarter and led 23-14 at halftime. The Mohawks fought back, cutting their deficit to 28-24 at the end of the third quarter.
Poling went 9-for-10 from the free throw line, while adding five rebounds, four steals and three assists.
Carter Brant finished with nine points for Holton while Wyatt Monnete recorded seven points, five rebounds and three assists.
BIG RAPIDS 54, FREMONT 35– The Packers lost their season opener in a CSAA Gold conference contest on Tuesday night.
The Packers struggled offensively, going 2-for-33 from behind the three-point line and 15-for-55 from the floor.
Joshua Zerfas led the Packers with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Braiden McDonald finished the night 10 points and eight rebounds.
O-K BLUE CONFERENCE
COOPERSVILLE 74, FRUITPORT 40 – The Trojans trailed 21-13 after one quarter, 47-22 at halftime and 63-29 heading into the final stanza.
Ryan Laus paced Fruitport with 10 points, while Tyrone Rule added eight and Gavin Reames had six.