Rich Hyde wasn't sure if his team needed any good luck charms to win on the home court of rival Fruitport, but he was willing to do almost anything to ensure a victory - even sport some black nail polish.
Western Michigan Christian sophomore Bernard Smith's 24 points, combined with 16 points by junior Henry DeKam, were enough to guide the Warriors to a 75-72 River Valley Conference win Friday night over visiting Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian.
Safety issues are still a concern for those heading out ice fishing, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The department says people should use extreme caution near inlets, outlets, and pressure cracks.
Grand Haven overcame a sluggish first half to beat West Ottawa, 40-27. Corey Searle led the way with 11 points while Isaac Newhouse had nine. John Cahalan and Aaron Shumaker played well off the bench for the Bucs (7-1, 3-1 O-K Red).
Despite school cancelations at Spring Lake and Grand Haven due to several inches of snow that fell throughout the Tri-Cities overnight, area athletic events are expected to go on as scheduled this evening.