Weekend Prep Roundup

Tribune Staff • Jan 7, 2019 at 12:15 AM

The Grand Haven-Spring Lake co-op hockey team, along with the Fruitport Calvary girls basketball team and the Grand Haven and Fruitport boys and girls bowling teams were in action this weekend.

Here’s how each squad performed: 

Grand Haven-Spring Lake hockey rolls West Catholic

The Grand Haven-Spring Lake co-op hockey team used a big second period to roll past Grand Rapids West Catholic on Saturday by a score of 5-2 in an O-K Conference home matchup.

The Falcons got on the scoreboard first, taking a 1-0 lead after the first period of play. The Buccaneer attack would change the momentum of the game with three second-period goals to give Grand Haven a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.

The Buccaneers would distance themselves from the Falcons with two more goals in the final stanza to coast to the 5-2 win.

Kyle Eveland and Clayton Cooper each recorded one goal and one assist to lead the Bucs (6-6, 3-1 Fischer Division), while Gavin Baldwin, Braden Nielsen and Dylan Murak each added one goal.

Trevor Kalis recorded two assists, while Bryce West also added a helper.

Adien Steele recorded the win in net for the Bucs.

Grand Haven will travel to Traverse City on Thursday to take on Marquette (8-3-1) at 8 p.m.

Fruitport Calvary girls basketball holds off Hart

The Fruitport Calvary Christian girls basketball team went on the road and beat a scrappy Hart team by a score of 55-51 on Saturday night in non-conference action.

"I told the girls afterward in the locker room that we'd rather win ugly than lose pretty," said Fruitport Calvary head coach Brad Richards. "Give credit to Hart for hanging in there all game, (coach) Travis (Rosema) has them playing well. Our girls showed their great character by fighting through the adversity of our poor shooting, turnovers, and six 3-pointers by Hart.

"Having said that, if we play next Tuesday against WMC like we did tonight, it'll be a long game for us."

Calvary held a slim 24-19 lead at halftime, but Hart came roaring out after the break to take a 28-24 lead behind eight third-quarter points by Nicole Rockwell. Calvary responded with a 9-0 run of their own to retake the lead in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles led 48-40 with two minutes to go in the game, but shot 1-for-8 from the free-throw line, including two front ends of one-and-ones to finish the game to keep the Pirates within striking distance.

Kelsey Richards scored a game-high 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Eagles, while Brionna Johnson added 12 points and 15 rebounds and Lizzie Cammenga, who battled through illness, chipped in with six points and eight rebounds.

Rockwell scored 15 points to lead the Pirates, while Tessa Swihart and Jayd Hovey each added nine points.

Calvary improves to 4-1 with the win and heads into a neighborhood rivalry game against undefeated Western Michigan Christian (6-0) on Tuesday at Fruitport Calvary.

Hart now stands at 4-3 and will host North Muskegon (3-3) on Tuesday.

Fruitport bowling program hosts early season invite

The Fruitport boys and girls bowling teams hosted their 12th annual early season invitational on Saturday, with 23 other programs also represented.

On the boys' side, Zeeland defeated Oakridge 360-339 in the Baker format to win the team championship. The Trojan boys' squad fell short of qualifying for the Baker tournament but were led by Cameron Weaver with a 540 series score and Connor Hines with a 582.

On the girls' side, Hopkins defeated Mona Shores in a very close match, 341-331. The Fruitport girls also missed the cut and did not qualify, but they were led by Kennadi Dykstra with a 445 series score and Jessica Plichta with a 474 score.

For Grand Haven, the boys' squad entered the championship round of play as the No. 2 seed. The Buccaneers held off Kenowa Hills in the quarterfinals but fell to eventual champion Zeeland by 22 pins in the semifinal round.

Freshman Micah Yager made the boys' All-Tournament team with the fourth-best series score of the day at 657.

"The boys had a tremendous day," said Grand Haven head coach Max Golden. "Micah had a strong day, and Jonathan Garland and Collin Prokepec provided great leadership as our two veterans.

"All in all, I was impressed, as we made adjustments as the day went on. With such a young team, it's great to see them do so much while staying focused. I was happy with everyone's performance and look forward to our next competition."

The Grand Haven girls squad also qualified for the championship tournament. Like the boys, the Buccaneer girls won their quarterfinal match but dropped their semifinal round matchup.

Kaliegh Batka led all individual scorers on the girls' side with a 599 series score, while teammate Alexis Thompson also made the tournament team with the fourth-best score on the day with a 521.

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