SL boys defeat OV in battle of first vs. worst

The first-place Spring Lake boys met last-place Orchard View in a Lakes Eight matchup Friday night. The two squads held true to their roles, as the Lakers scored a 73-34 home victory.
Tribune Staff
Feb 8, 2014

Spring Lake raced off to a 26-6 first-quarter lead.

“We got off to a great start, which is something we wanted to do,” said coach Bill Core, whose team is now 9-5 overall and 7-0 in league games. “I think it was a complete game. A lot of guys got a lot of playing time tonight.”

All 12 Lakers saw significant floor time as substitutes played most of the second and fourth quarters.

“This is a coaches dream to get to play 12 guys complete minutes in a victory in front of the home crowd,” Core said.

Core wanted to make sure his team didn’t have a let down on Friday after losing a close game to visiting Godwin Heights on Wednesday.  

“A lot of people talk about the term a trap game — we really challenged them,” Core said. “We need to play a complete game no matter who the team is. You need to rise to the challenge no matter the record.”

Spring Lake outrebounded Grand 50-18 on the evening. The Lakers also displayed some superb passing, dishing out 17 assists.

“It was just one of those nights,” Core said. “They’re winless for a reason, but we played very, very well.”

Nick Goeglein led the Lakers with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Dan Hogan grabbed eight rebounds off the bench.

Sophomore Keegan George flirted with a triple-double with nine points, seven rebounds and eight assists.

Spring Lakes take on Ludington on the road Tuesday.

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake defeated Orchard View on Thursday, 43-29

Aaron Tilton led the Lakers with10 points. Brendon Sanderson and Marshal Gabala each grabbed eight rebounds.

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