Winning big at Ludington happens almost never.
But on Tuesday night, Spring Lake’s varsity boys basketball team broke that trend, pulling away for a 51-31 victory over the host Orioles.
“We’re playing pretty well right now, playing with a lot of confidence,” said Lakers’ coach Bill Core, whose team is now 10-5 overall and 8-0 in Lakes Eight games. “A 20-point victory at Ludington doesn’t happen all the time. I don’t know if the guys realize just how big this is, when you look at past history.”
The Lakers trailed 13-10 after the first quarter, but clamped down on defense and wore down the Orioles over the next three quarters.
Center Nick Goeglein was a big part of that as he finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
“They scored 13 in the first quarter, then only 18 the next three,” Core said. “We wore them down physically. We controlled the paint at both ends of the court.”
Keegan George also had a big game for the Lakers, who were playing their final road game of the regular season. The sophomore scored 12 points, most of which came going to the basket. He also had five rebounds and five assists.
Kyle Zietlow scored 10 for Spring Lake. Charlie Warber had four steals and four assists, while Nathan Batts added three steals.
Remington Rohrer led Ludington with 11 points.
Spring Lake plays host to Tri-County on Friday.