After an emotionally draining loss to rival Spring Lake on Friday, Fruitport couldn’t maintain a consistent intensity for four quarters against non-conference foe Montague on Saturday, and the Trojans were sunk in the second half.
The two squads were tied at 21 after two quarters, but the visiting Wildcats outscored the Trojans 41-11 in the second half in the 62-32 final.
The loss drops Fruitport to 8-10 this season, while Montague improves to 16-2.
Amilio Flores paced the Trojans with 11 points, but their talented guard trio of Tyler Fehler, Aaron Veihl and Caleb Cutler struggled to knock down shots against the Wildcats’ zone defense.
Chase Casebolt totaled 17 points and eight rebounds to lead the Wildcats.
PHOENIX MOVE TO 10-1
Grand Haven Central High took care of business while playing on the big stage on Friday — at Grand Haven High School’s Fieldhouse — as the Phoenix pulled away in the second half of their 59-35 win over Barnabas Ministries.
The victory improves the Phoenix’s record to 10-1 this season.
Mike Penland poured in 23 points to pace Central, while Tyler Little added 11. Anthony Perrier also grabbed 10 rebounds, and Evan Molina proved a lot of energy and hustle off the bench.