The host Orioles jumped out to a 16-2 lead on visiting Fruitport on Friday and the Trojans could never recover, suffering their first loss of the season, 62-28.
Amber Carmean led Fruitport (4-1, 2-1 Lakes Eight) with eight points. Lauren Hazekamp also grabbed seven rebounds.
LUDINGTON POUNDS FRUITPORT BOYS
Host Ludington handed Fruitport its second-straight loss and in blowout fashion.
The Orioles built a 41-13 lead at the half and never looked back, as they rolled to a 73-29 win.
Mike Reyes scored 10 points for Fruitport — the only Trojan to reach double figures. With the loss, Fruitport drops to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Lakes Eight.
WMC WINS BATTLE OF UNBEATENS
In a game of two undefeated teams, Western Michigan Christian’s girls pulled away midway in the fourth quarter to defeat Muskegon on Friday, 47-34.
With the game tied at 31-31 with six minutes to go, WMC’s Rachel Bruinsma blocked on a shot on the defensive end of the court and hit a layup moments later to put WMC ahead to stay at 33-31. The Warriors then hit 12 of 17 free throws down the stretch to move their season mark to 6-0.
Junior post players Bruinsma and Vanessa Eekhoff led the Warriors with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Eekhoff also grabbed 15 rebounds and Bruinsma added 10.
CALVARY CHRISTIAN WINS BIG
Fruitport Calvary Christian turned in a gritty defensive performance and received a gutty effort from junior guard Mark Carlson in a 49-35 win over Wyoming Potter’s House.
Carlson broke his nose midway through the third quarter, but returned to the court and scored 13 points after suffering the injury. He hit back-to-back 3-pointers and finished with 19 points on the night.
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