Fruitport basketball: Carmean leads girls to victory

Fruitport's varsity girls basketball team raced to a 10-0 lead and hung on for a 39-29 victory over visiting Newaygo on Friday.
Tribune Staff
Jan 21, 2012

Amber Carmean buried four 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 20 points for the Trojans, who are now 7-4 overall and 4-3 in Lakes Eight Conference play.

Carmean also had six rebounds and four steals for the Lakers. She scored eight points in the fourth quarter as the Trojans held off a late run by the Lions (1-8, 0-6 Lakes Eight).

Rachael Folkmier turned in a dominating performance in the post, recording a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Emily Tieman scored 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds for Newaygo.

FRUITPORT BOYS DROP 8TH STRAIGHT

The short-handed Fruitport varsity boys basketball team couldn’t keep pace with visiting Newaygo on Friday evening.

The Lions jumped out to a 20-7 lead after the first quarter and led 40-13 at halftime, then coasted to a 58-28 victory over the host Trojans.

Aaron Veihl scored a season-high 17 points for Fruitport, which falls to 2-8 overall and 1-5 in Lakes Eight Conference games. Amilio Flores added six, but the rest of the team combined for just five points.

Fruitport will play the remainder of the season without its leading scorer, Mike Reyes, who suffered a knee injury two weeks ago.

Brad Wright hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 for the Lions (7-4, 3-2 Lakes Eight). Max Harrington added 10 points and Damien Longoria scored nine.

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