The visiting Dux raced out to a 17-8 lead and simply overpowered the Lakers from there, winning 58-42.
The two teams feature identical 10-9 records, but Lakers’ coach Bill Core said the Dux’s season mark is a bit deceiving.
“They’re much better than their record,” Core said. “They’ve only had all five of their starters on the court for three games this year, and last night was one of them.”
Core said the Dux were simply too big for the Lakers. Zeeland West’s front line features 6-foot-7-inch Zach Dreyer, 6-5 Jordan VanDort and 6-5 Jarod Ensing. That trio teamed up to score 30 points wreaked havoc defensively.
EAGLES SET WIN RECORD
Fruitport Calvary Christian set a new school record for wins in a season with Tuesday’s 75-35 win over Walkerville.
The Eagles are now 16-3 on the season with one game remaining. They’ll face Pentwater on Thursday.
Mike Warren dominated early for Calvary Christian, scoring 12 points in the first quarter on his way to a game-high 20 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds.
WMC FALLS SHORT AT PUFFER
Western Michigan Christian stayed in striking distance at Muskegon Reeths-Puffer Tuesday, but turnovers, especially in the third period, kept the Warriors at bay as the Rockets hung on for a 65-59 win.
The Warriors committed 23 turnovers, but rallied late in the final quarter to cut the lead to a basket.
TROJANS BESTED BY EAGLES
Fruitport had a strong first quarter, but went cold from the outside in a 59-51 loss to Oakridge on Tuesday.
The Trojans led 12-6 early, but shot just 1-of-15 from 3-point range in the final three quarters.
That, combined with a dominating effort by Oakridge’s Nick Huisingh, proved to be too much to overcome. Huisingh finished with 22 points for the Eagles.
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