Fruitport Calvary Christian got off to a fast start against Muskegon Catholic Central in their Class D district tournament game on Wednesday, but the Eagles couldn’t keep it going in a 58-39 Crusaders’ win.
FCC trailed by just a point, 13-12, at the end of the opening quarter, but the Crusaders used a 17-3 second-quarter run to take control of the game.
Eagles’ coach Jim Warren explained that his team went to a triangle-and-two defense to try to slow MCC’s explosive guards. That plan worked, but other Crusaders’ players picked up the slack, including Brent McCollum, who scored 18. Cari Campbell added 12 for Muskegon Catholic.
Fruitport Cavlary’s leading scorer on the year, Mike Warren, was held to a season-low 12 points.
“They made it very difficult for him to get the ball,” Warren said. “And when he did, he always faced a big crowd.”
Mark Carlson led FCC with 18 points, while Brendan Hamilton added seven.
The Eagles finish their season at 12-9.