Jeff Marod hasn’t made many headlines during his senior season on the Spring Lake varsity boys basketball team, but on Tuesday, backup guard helped propel the Lakers to a key road victory.
With his team trailing by 11 points after the first quarter, Marod came off the bench and buried a pair of 3-pointers, helping ignite an 18-7 run which helped push the Lakers (17-2) to a 52-50 non-conference victory at Zeeland West (7-13).
“Jeff came off the bench and hit two 3’s right when we were starting to mount our comeback,” said Lakers’ coach Bill Core, whose team is ranked No. 10 in the latest AP Class B poll. “Those were a key to spark us in that 18-point second quarter.”
Point guard Adam Clauss buried a 3-pointer and finished with five points to go with five rebounds, five assists and four steals. Austin Johnson scored a game-high 27 points for the Lakers.
Jordan VanDort led Zeeland West with 14 points while Gabe Hernandez scored 10. The Dux buried seven 3-pointers.
Spring Lake wraps up its regular season at home on Thursday against Fremont. The Lakers have played their past eight games on the road.
Junior Varsity: Spring Lake knocked off Zeeland West, 53-46, thanks to 17 points each from Nate Batts and Zach Montgomery. The Lakers hit all 10 of their free throws in the fourth quarter.
Freshmen: The Lakers lost at Zeeland West, 63-35. Drew Johnson scored eight points and Sam Ventocilla added six.
TROJANS WIN BIG
Fruitport scored an impressive 52-35 win over Oakridge on Tuesday.
The visiting Trojans are now 9-10 on the year while Oakridge falls to 14-6.
Tyler Fehler and Amilio Flores each scored 17 points for Fruitport, which led 26-11 at the half.
The Trojans close out their season at home on Thursday against Mona Shores.
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