Grand Haven graduate Noah Veach is playing a pivotal role on an undefeated Augusburg College men's basketball team.
Veach, a 6-foot-3 guard/forward, is averaging 7.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Auggies, which improved to 7-0 on Wednesday with a 68-62 win over Hamline University.
The junior's best game during his team's unbeaten start came on Dec. 1 against Concordia-Moorhead, when he scored a season-high 15 points and grabbed six rebounds during an 81-76 win.
Veach transferred to the Division 3 school located in the heart of the Twin Cities from Trine (Ohio) University last season.
VEACH, MTU START STRONG IN GLIAC
Veach's older sister, Emma, has her Michigan Tech University women's basketball team in a first-place tie with five other schools in the North Division of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Huskies improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in league play on Saturday with a 78-65 home victory against Hillsdale.
Veach, a senior guard, had 10 points, two rebounds and two assists for the Huskies. This season, Grand Haven's all-time leader scorer has started all seven games for Tech and has turned in averages of 8.4 points, 4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
LAW SPARKING IMPROVED SCOTS
After a rough start to the season, the Alma College men's basketball team has won three of their last four contests, including Saturday's 71-57 win at Oberlin (Ohio) College. In that victory, Grand Haven graduate Isiah Law started at forward for the Scots and totaled seven points and two rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
Law was on fire from the field a week earlier, as Alma pulled out a tight victory against Baldin Wallace (Ohio), 75-73. Law connected on 3-of-6 from beyond the 3-point line and led all scorers with 23 points, as the Scots overcame a 39-35 halftime deficit.
Law is the second leading scorer for the Scots (3-4 overall), averaging 11 points per game, along with 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
Law and the Scots will do battle against a strong Spring Arbor University squad on Saturday. Law will return to West Michigan to face Cornerstone for a Saturday, Dec. 22 contest at 3 p.m.