WMC boys' hoops rolls to 10th straight victory

Sophomore Jacob Ray paces Warriors with 16 points
Tribune Staff
Jan 28, 2013

 

Sophomore Jacob Ray poured in 16 points, including five three-pointers, to lead host Western Michigan Christian to a 69-25 victory over Bear Lake on Saturday.

The win in the 10th in a row for the Warriors.

WMC was never threatened by Bear Lake, as the Warriors led 18-2 at the first stop, 37-12 at intermission and 51-20 going into the final quarter.

“He’s a player,” said WMC coach Kyle Mastenbrook said of Ray. “He hadn’t played like that in a game yet, but he’s been having some great practices.”

Ten different Warriors got on the scoreboard, including Nate Taylor, who also reached double figures with 10 points. Eight Warriors scored at least five points each.

Bernard Smith led the way in rebounding with seven. Taylor had four assists, Chaise Schuiteman had five steals and Henry DeKam had four assists.

“We really had a lot of guys step up tonight,” Mastenbrook said, whose squad is now 11-3 this season.

Bear Lake coach Garrett Waller is the brother of WMC baseball coach Darren Waller. Cousins Bryson Waller (Bear Lake) and Logan Waller (WMC) were pitted against each other.

Junior Varsity: WMC won 68-12. Freshmen Ben Mast and James Godwin led the way with 12 points each, Ryan Butkis added 10 while Derrick Holt, Jared Varnado and Devin Eekhoff each tossed in eight.

Freshmen: WMC trailed North Muskegon 28-21 at intermission, but raced back for a 59-48 win. Chris Hain led the way with 23 points, Jordan Rhodes followed with 16 and Michael Merz and Demonta Bartee scored eight and seven, respectively.

 

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