In a battle for first place in the Lakes Eight Conference, visiting Tri-County knocked off the host Trojans of Fruitport, 50-46 in overtime on Friday.
It was a tight game throughout as neither team led by more than five points.
Fruitport (7-4, 3-2 Lakes Eight) had a chance to win the game in regulation as freshman Iyana Brown fired up an off-balance shot from about 5 feet that bounced on the rim several times before falling away.
In the extra session, Tri-County (9-3, 6-1 Lakes Eight) scored all seven of its points from the free throw line. Fruitport’s only points in overtime came on a 3-pointer from Brown.
For the game, the Vikings shot 24-of-36 from the foul line.
TROJANS’ BOYS PULL OUT WIN
It was a tale of two halves at Fruitport on Friday night.
The host Trojans raced out to a 40-18 halftime lead, then hand to hold on for dear life as visiting Tri-County stormed back, only to come up a point short in a 56-55 Fruitport win.
The Vikings outscored the Trojans 17-8 in the second quarter and 20-8 in the fourth.
Travis Grimm led the Trojans (5-6, 2-4 Lakes Eight) with 11 points. Matt Umstead knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 10 points, while Shawn Knox added nine points and four assists.
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