Basketball Roundup: Big games for Smith, Warren, Goeglein

Smith pours in 45 for WMC; Warren scores 36 for FCC, Goeglein knocks down 31 for SL
Tribune Staff
Jan 10, 2014

It wasn’t a record-setting night, but it was a pretty good Friday night’s work as Western Michigan Christian’s Bernard Smith poured in 45 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the host Warriors to an 85-37 win over league-foe Grand River Preparatory.

WMC’s single-game scoring record is 47 points scored by Laurel Billups in 2000.

Smith had 26 points at intermission and looked to have a great chance at setting a school record. His biggest enemy was the clock — much of the second half was played with a running clock due to the Warriors being ahead by more than 40 points.

WARREN, EAGLES COME UP SHORT

Despite a huge night from Mike Warren, the Fruitport Calvary Christian Eagles couldn’t keep pace with league favorite Holland Calvary on Friday.

Holland Calvary used a big third quarter to pull away for a 62-47 victory in what was a one-point game at the half.

Warren knocked down his first five 3-point shots of the game and finished with seven triples and 36 points to go along with 16 rebounds.

LAKERS’ BOYS WIN BIG

Spring Lake big man Nick Goeglein scored a career-high 31 points to go with 17 rebounds and four blocks, helping the Lakers win on the road at Tri-County on Friday, 66-47,

“They had no answer for Nick tonight,” said Lakers’ coach Bill Core, whose team is now 2-4 overall but more importantly 2-0 in league play. “He’s 6-foot-6, 6-7, and I want to say their biggest guy was 6-2.

“That was the key. It obviously started with a monster game from him.”

Keegan George added eight rebounds to go with four points, while Kyle Zietlow scored 13 points.

LAKERS’ GIRLS CAN’T KEEP PACE

Tri-County raced out to a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back, cruising past visiting Spring Lake, 56-42.

The Vikings, who improve to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in Lakes Eight play, received 20 points from Kaylie Caverley, who got off to a hot start with 10 points in the first quarter alone.

Spring Lake received another nice game from freshman Reiko Johnson, who scored a team-high 13 points to go along with four rebounds, four steals and five assists. Courtney Kyser added eight points and nine rebounds, while Emily VanWingen scored six, as did Kelsee Zuidema. Remi French finished with five points, nine boards and five blocked shots.

TROJANS UNBEATEN IN LAKES 8

Fruitport remained perfect in Lakes Eight Conference play with Friday’s 49-37 win at Grant.

A huge 20-1 first-quarter run put the Trojans (5-1) in position for the big road win.

Freshman Iyana Brown finished with 17 points, six boards and four steals, while Breanna Burns scored 11 points and Haylie Hanks added eight. Allison Beckwith had four points and six rebounds for the Trojans.

The Trojans’ boys, meanwhile, fell to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in league play with a 52-50 loss at Grant.

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