Prep Roundup: Slow start dooms Fruitport boys hoops

Tribune Staff • Dec 14, 2016 at 12:14 AM

The Fruitport boys basketball team fell behind 26-6 after the first quarter against visiting Whitehall and the Vikings cruised to a 56-23 road win Tuesday night.

Brendan Kemme scored six points to lead the Trojans (0-3), while Aric Stewart added four points, four rebounds and two steals.

It was a tough shooting night for Trojans, who finished 10-of-54 from the field and 3-for-10 from the foul line.

Brandon Rake scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds and had four blocks to lead Whitehall, while Lucas Schumm added eight points, three assists and two steals.

The Trojans will have a week off before traveling to Orchard View next Tuesday.

Fruitport Calvary Christian girls roll

The Fruitport Calvary Christian girls basketball team jumped out to a 42-18 halftime lead over host Holland Calvary and never looked back for a 64-29 conference win Tuesday night.

"I was pleased with our energy right from the beginning of the game,” said Calvary Christian coach Brad Richards. “We've struggled with that a couple times this season. I can tell you the girls are looking forward to a fun game against Fruitport this Friday after taking care of business tonight.”

Allyson Richards scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Eagles (4-1, 1-0), while Kelsey Richards added 16 points.

Lexy Wilson filled the stat sheet with 10 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals, and also had an impressive night on defense, holding Holland Calvary's leading scorer, Emma Jo Witteveen, to 10 points.

Madalyn Simpson and Emma Joe Wedeven each scored 10 points to lead the Crusaders.

The Eagles return home on Friday to host O-K Black, non-conference opponent Fruitport.

SL boys swim cleans up for second dual victory

The Spring Lake boys swim and dive team improved their dual meet record to 2-0, defeating Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 103-69.

The Lakers swam with 13 of their 16 total athletes due to illness, but had no problems cleaning up at home.

Kevin Losee took wins and state qualifying times in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles. Joey Wachter touched first in the 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke.

Cam Peel took a customary win in the 50 freestyle in 22.53 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 55.98.

Drew Fogel took a win in the 200 I.M. in state-qualifying fashion with a 2:07.78.

The Laker divers swept once again, Noah Locascio, Casey King and Gavin Devries took 1-3 from 1-meter.

Will Brown took home a victory as well in the 100 breaststroke.

Evan Schock and Sam Sella put together stellar legs on the 200 freestyle relay to rack up points for the Lakers.

“We had several key swimmers step up and fill the gaps and rally the team to victory,” head coach Rob Peel said.

The Lakers hit the pool next on Dec. 27 for the Jenison Invitational.

SL divers have another strong showing

The Spring Lake divers had a great night on Tuesday, with sophomore Noah Locascio taking first place with a score or 240.1.

Senior Casey King came in second with 220.3 points, while fellow senior Gavin DeVries came in at third with 199.15 points. Sophomore Johnny Meulenbelt, diving exhibition, was very close behind with 191.45 points.

“To have four divers close to, and above, 200 points this early in the season is fantastic,” said Spring Lake diving coach Tom Knight. “We have six divers total, and they are all pushing and encouraging each other, and it's starting to show on the boards.”

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