Holiday Hoops: Lansing Catholic tips Hastings late in 4th

Holiday Hoops: Lansing Catholic tips Hastings late in 4th

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Holiday Hoops: Lansing Catholic tips Hastings late in 4th

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EAST LANSING — Hastings held Dillon Rush to just seven points, but his driving layup with 1:20 remaining gave Lansing Catholic the lead in a 45-42 victory over previously undefeated Hastings in the Holiday Hoops Invitational on Thursday at Breslin Center.

“They played really great defense on him the entire game, but he came up big when we needed it,” Cougars coach Darren Zwick said.

David Poljan scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, including eight points in a string of 11 straight points that put Lansing Catholic (5-2) ahead 21-18 early in the third quarter.

A string of seven straight points gave the Saxons their only fourth-quarter lead before Rush’s key basket.

“Hats off to our guys for executing down the stretch,” Zwick said. “We got a couple of key stops and key rebounds.”

Hastings 12 6 10 14 42
Lansing Catholic 10 5 16 14 45

Hastings

Alexander Cherry 2 2-2 6, Maxwell Clark 2 2-2 7, Michael Eastman 3 2-2 8, Luke Heide 6 4-4 19, Stefan Horvat 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 10-10 42.

Lansing Catholic

Jacob Foy 2 0-0 4, Joey Jurkovic 3 2-2 11, David Poljan 7 2-4 16, Tony Poljan 1 1-2 3, Brock Rucinski 1 2-4 4, Dillon Rush 3 1-2 7. Totals 17 8-14 45.

3-Point Goals – Hastings 4 (Maxwell Clark 1, Luke Heide 3), Lansing Catholic 3 (Joey Jurkovic 3), Total Fouls – Hastings 13, Lansing Catholic 14.

Fulton 77, Fowler 50

EAST LANSING — Different venue, same result for Fulton against Fowler in the Holiday Hoops Invitational.

One year removed from beating their CMAC rivals at Eastern High School’s Don Johnson Field House, the Pirates used solid 3-point shooting and a commanding first half to pull away from the Eagles at Breslin Center.

“They’ve always been an unselfish group and they kind of feed off each other,” Fulton coach Todd Walden said. “It’s nice when we have several kids shooting the ball well like we did today.”

Junior Nathan Davis led the Pirates (5-1, 3-1) with 12 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Sophomore Gregg Jones finished with 14 points for the Pirates, while freshman Colton Antes added 13.

Sophomore Austin Cook scored 17 points and senior Kevin Koenigsknecht added 15 for Fowler. (3-3, 1-3)

Fulton 14 24 15 24 77
Fowler 8 15 15 12 50

Fulton

Colton Antes 4 3-6 13, Kaleb Brunner 1 0-0 3, Nathan Davis 5 0-2 12, Talon Hyde 2 0-0 5, Gregg Jones 3 6-6 14, Jake Litwiller 3 1-1 8, Braeden Proctor 4 2-5 12, Dalton Trefil 3 4-6 10. Totals 25 16-26 77.

Fowler

Daniel Buhr 0 1-2 1, Austin Cook 8 1-2 17, Thomas Horak 1 0-0 2, Kevin Koenigsknecht 4 5-5 13, Travis Schafer 1 0-0 2, Jacob Schmitt 1 0-0 2, Drew Simon 1 0-0 2, Joseph Smith 2 0-0 4, Dustin Wirth 2 1-2 7. Totals 20 8-11 50.

3-Point Goals – Fulton 11 (Colton Antes 2, Kaleb Brunner 1, Nathan Davis 2, Talon Hyde 1, Gregg Jones 2, Jake Litwiller 1, Braeden Proctor 2), Fowler 2 (Dustin Wirth 2), Total Fouls – Fulton 15, Fowler 20.

Marshall 42, Olivet 37

EAST LANSING — Senior center Quentin Harris had 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks, but Olivet lost at the Holiday Hoops Invitational.

A free-throw by Harris tied the game at 37, but the Eagles (3-2) struggled to get points in the final minutes, while Marshall got three free-throws and a two-point basket from Tony Wimberly to earn the win.

Trent Strang chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds for Olivet.

Holt 57, St. Johns 35

Holt 11 23 10 13 57
St. Johns 8 10 8 9 35

Holt

Tanner Beachnau 2 0-0 5, Romeell Dozier 0 0-1 0, Austin Fauldes 0 0-0 0, Eric Glass 2 0-0 4, Donquall Jackson 4 0-0 8, Donte Jackson 3 0-0 6, Colin Jones 4 0-0 12, T.J. King 0 1-2 1, Devinn Lovette 1 1-2 3, C.J. Moore 2 1-4 5, Trevor Stone 2 0-2 4, Tyrell Williams 3 2-2 9. Totals 23 5-13 57.

St. Johns

Jared Ballinger 2 0-0 5, Tyler Bates 2 0-0 4, Austin Ervin 2 4-4 8, Hunter Martens 0 1-2 1, Matthew Pearsall 6 1-2 13, Bryce Wischmeyer 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 6-8 35.

3-Point Goals – Holt 6 (Tanner Beachnau 1, Colin Jones 4, Tyrell Williams 1), St. Johns 1 (Jared Ballinger 1), Total Fouls – Holt 11, St. Johns 9.

Okemos 69, Troy Athens 48

EAST LANSING — Okemos roared out to a 15-2 lead and breezed to a 69-48 victory over Troy Athens.

Nathan Lafayette scored 18 points to lead the Chiefs (5-1).

“Our big guys inside got rebounds, and Riley McCarthy and Nate got us some easy baskets,” Okemos coach Jeff Wonch said. “The outside shooting came after that.”

Peter Nichols added 12 points, five rebounds and four steals, while James Moore and Nathan Janick had four assists against Troy Athens (2-4).

Okemos 17 12 18 22 69
Troy Athens 4 12 6 26 48

Okemos

Andrew Armada 0 0-1 0, Austin DeLano 1 0-0 2, Kyle Halverson 2 0-0 4, Nathan Janick 0 3-4 3, Nathan Lafayette 8 2-3 18, Austin Mashburn 3 0-0 8, Riley McCarthy 2 1-2 5, Tyler Minette 1 0-1 3, Darius Morris 0 2-2 2, Peter Nichols 5 2-2 12, Parker Peltomaa 1 0-1 2, Jacob Rabideau 0 4-4 4, Edward Smith 3 0-4 6. Totals 26 14-24 69.

Troy Athens

Ethan Badertscher 0 0-2 0, Lucas Bezerra 0 1-4 1, Chris Clay 2 0-1 4, Jeff Koch , Brian Long , Nick Santoni 1 0-0 3, James Shahinaj , Tim Shayoka 2 0-2 5, Allen Smith , Devin Terry 3 0-0 6, John Van Hoef 1 0-0 2, Corbin Vrij 3 1-1 7, Mike Williams 7 5-6 20. Totals 19 7-16 48.

3-Point Goals – Okemos 3 (Austin Mashburn 2, Tyler Minette 1), Troy Athens 3 (Nick Santoni 1, Tim Shayoka 1, Mike Williams 1), Total Fouls – Okemos 16, Troy Athens 22.

East Lansing 71, Detroit Martin Luther King 67

Martin Luther King 19 16 16 16 67
East Lansing 13 21 25 12 71

Martin Luther King

Acvee 4 0-0 9, Mycail Allen 0 4-4 4, Dayvon Austin 8 3-4 20, Dezmond Davis 4 0-0 10, Dowlemp 1 0-0 2, Hairston 1 0-0 2, Jalen Henderson, Armoni Lee 4 1-2 10, Avonte Maddox , Keshaun Martin 0 2-2 2, D’Marco Redd 4 0-2 8. Totals 26 10-14 67.

East Lansing

Antonio Clark 1 3-4 5, Jack Fossum 2 1-3 5, Da’vontay Haines 1 0-0 2, Javon Haines 9 5-6 23, Akil Mitchell 1 0-0 2, Ahmad Newsome 9 2-3 23, Jake Pendred 1 0-0 2, Grant Uecker 3 0-1 9. Totals 27 11-17 71.

3-Point Goals – Martin Luther King 5 (Acvee 1, Dayvon Austin 1, Dezmond Davis 2, Armoni Lee 1), East Lansing 6 (Ahmad Newsome 3, Grant Uecker 3), Total Fouls – Martin Luther King 19, East Lansing 15.

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