Regional preview: Spring Lake versus Comstock Park

The Spring Lake boys basketball team achieved its two main goals this season — repeating as both Lakes Eight and Class B district champions.
Nich Wolak
Mar 10, 2014

Now, the Lakers have their sights set on a newfound goal — a regional championship.

Spring Lake (17-6) hopes to take the next step toward that aspiration tonight, as the Lakers take on Comstock Park (19-3) at Wyoming Godwin Heights High School in a Class B regional semifinal. Tipoff is 6 p.m.

Spring Lake defeated Whitehall, Orchard View and Coopersville on its way to a district championship.

The contest against the Broncos was particularly intense, as the Lakers came out on top of a 69-60 overtime thriller. Spring Lake was 11-of-14 from the line in the extra period. The victory avenged Spring Lake's season-opening loss to Coopersville, which also came in overtime. 

Comstock Park advances to tonight’s regional matchup after postseason victories over Grand Rapids West Catholic and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern.

The Panthers dominated the Hawks in Friday’s district championship game, 82-60. Sam LaRoche led Comstock Park with 22 points, and the Panthers’ inside-outside combination of Matt Hurley and Drake Baar each added 17.    

Comstock Park likes to get out and run, with Hurley leading its attack from the point guard position. The Panthers have scored 63 or more points in 17 of their 19 wins. Comstock Park is 2-3 when scoring below that figure.

Read more of this story in today's print edition or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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