SL boys score 2nd straight 1-point win

Spring Lake played one of its most complete games of the season on Friday evening at Grant High School, helping the Lakers build what they thought was a safe 11-point lead with 1 minute, 59 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Instead, the Lakers had to hold on for dear life and withstand a late 3-point shooting clinic by the Tigers in their 63-62 victory. It was the second one-point win for Spring Lake (7-6, 5-3 Lakes Eight) this week, following Tuesday's 49-48 decision against Newaygo.
Tribune Staff
Jan 28, 2012


Spring Lake coach Bill Core said Grant simply caught fire down the stretch, canning contested 3-pointers — many from NBA-range.

“They hit six 3’s in the last 1:59,” Core said. “They were all contested, with a hand in their face.”

Senior guard Alex Walters led the charge, connecting on four triples in the fourth. He totaled seven 3-pointers during the evening and led all scores with 25 points.

Grant’s last triple came with under 7 seconds left to cut a Lakers’ four-point lead to one, but Spring Lake was able to run out the clock.

Logan Pellegrom grabbed nine rebounds and teamed defensively with Nick Goeglein to contain the Tigers’ low post duo of Jake Anderson and Jake Wilde, who combined for just nine points. They entered the game averaging a combined 26 per game.

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