High school boys basketball roundup

High school boys basketball roundup

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WESTPHALIA TWP. – Pewamo-Westphalia needs only to win at home against Bath Tuesday night and at Dansville on Friday to secure an outright CMAC boys basketball title.

But the way the Pirates played defense last week, a deep tournament run in Class C looks likely.

They opened the week by outscoring the Bees 31-0 en route to a 68-16 win at Bath on Monday, followed it with a 49-20 win over third-place Laingsburg on Wednesday and then s 66-19 dismantling of second-place Fulton on Saturday.

The win avenged their only league loss of the season so far, and made it three straight games they held an opponent to 20 points or fewer. While this sort of domination is not unheard-of when one team is heavily favored over another, this came against squad from Fulton (14-2, 12-2) that had lost just once prior to this game, and the previous two were over the third- and fifth-place teams in the league, Laingsburg and Bath.

Even longtime P-W coach Luke Pohl was impressed.

“We’ve always had a tremendous emphasis on defense, we’ve always hung our hats on that at P-W,” Pohl said. “We’ve had some great defensive teams here in the past, and I’ve had some good teams myself, but we haven’t had anybody who plays defense the way these guys have played. This is getting to be something else.”

The game started out as one might expect from the two teams atop the conference standings, tied 5-5 three minutes into the game, but as if a switch had been flipped, Fulton simply stopped scoring. Starting with a 3-pointer by Nick Spitzley, the first of his game-high 15 points, P-W went on a 22-1 run from there and never looked back.

That run was stopped by Fulton’s second and final field goal of the half, the putback of a missed free throw with 3:44 left in the second quarter, by which time Fulton coach Todd Walden’s young team had become visibly frustrated and started hanging their heads.

“We knew they were going to come out and really pressure us, and we didn’t handle it very well,” Fulton coach Todd Walden said. “It just kind of snowballed. From missed shots we hurried things, we were slow to react defensively, and we got beat up on the boards a little bit.”

P-W held a 38-10 lead at the end of the first half and continued the onslaught in the second, holding Fulton to just one third-quarter field goal and starting the running clock with a back-door layup by Matt Lehman that made the score 52-12 with 2:37 left in the third quarter.

On the offensive end, P-W had four players in double figures, and six 3-pointers in the game. Spitzley had three of them, Kyle Nurenberg had two as part of his 14 points and Adam Wesley had the other, on the way to 11 points. Lehman also had 11 for P-W.

Pohl said that his team’s shooting is starting to live up to his expectations.

“When we went into the season, I thought we had the best shooting team I’ve had,” he said. “It just took us a little while for us to feel more comfortable and get our confidence. I think the guys are shooting the ball the way they normally do in practice, this isn’t something we haven’t seen before.”

Walden said he would not spend much time dissecting the loss.

“I think we just forget about it,” he said. “It’s over, we have three more games next week and then the tournament. We’re 15-2, and that nothing to be ashamed of.”

Fulton 6 4 3 6 19
Pewamo-Westphalia 17 21 16 12 66

Fulton-Colton Antes 1 0-0 3, Tate Bennett 1 0-0 3, Nathan Davis 0 2-3 2, Brendan Hulbert 1 0-0 2, Talon Hyde 0 1-2 1, Gregg Jones 0 3-4 3, Jake Litwiller 1 0-0 2, Josh Stephens 1 0-0 3. Totals 5 6-9 19

Pewamo-Westphalia-Travis Fedewa 0 1-2 1, Jared Hengesbach 2 0-0 4, Andrew Kramer 1 0-0 2, Matt Lehman 5 1-1 11, Kyle Nurenburg 6 0-0 14, Derek Pohl 1 0-0 2, Lane Simon 2 2-4 6, Nick Spitzley 5 2-2 15, Adam Wesley 4 2-4 11. Totals 26 8-13 66

3-point goals-Fulton 3 (Colton Antes 1, Tate Bennett 1, Josh Stephens 1), Pewamo-Westphalia 6 (Kyle Nurenburg 2, Nick Spitzley 3, Adam Wesley 1). Total fouls-P-W 15, Fulton 14. Fouled out-Dalton Trefil (F)

SAT.: SARANAC 65, POTTERVILLE 62

SARANAC – John Kinsman scored 19 points and Branden Smith 14 as Saranac (4-12, 3-10) in this CMAC game. Kolin Groom scored 15 points and Sam Traver 11 for the Vikings (4-11, 3-10), who hit a late free throw to force overtime.

Potterville 18 9 14 13 8 62
Saranac 17 8 5 24 11 65

Potterville-Seth Austin 1 4-6 7, Alec Badgley 2 0-0 4, Chase Geisenhaver 2 5-6 10, Kolin Groom 4 6-10 15, A.J. Schmiedeknecht 1 4-6 6, Sam Traver 4 3-4 11, Jordon Wenzlick 4 0-0 9. Totals 18 22-32 62

Saranac-Hunter Chickering 1 2-2 5, John Kinsman 8 1-3 19, Brandon Middaugh 3 2-2 9, Andrew Nurenberg 1 0-0 2, Branden Smith 5 4-4 14, Ryan Vance 3 2-2 11, Sam Ward 2 1-2 5. Totals 23 12-15 65

3-point goals-Potterville 4 (Seth Austin 1, Chase Geisenhaver 1, Kolin Groom 1, Jordon Wenzlick 1), Saranac 7 (Hunter Chickering 1, John Kinsman 2, Brandon Middaugh 1, Ryan Vance 3). Total fouls-Saranac 24, Potterville 15. Fouled out-Middaugh (S)

SATURDAY: MONTROSE HILL MCCLOY 62,

CARSON CITY-CRYSTAL 48

CARSON CITY – Garrett Tabor and Grant Gage each scored 16 points for the Eagles (11-5) against Montrose (14-3).

Montrose Hill-McCloy 11 19 17 15 62
Carson City- Crystal 13 9 14 12 48

Montrose-Ryan Eagan 1 0-0 2, . Green 1 0-0 2, Jared Long 6 0-0 14, Jeff Long 2 2-4 7, Antonio McMillion 6 2-2 14, Malik Taylor 6 8-11 20, Riley Warren 1 0-0 3. Totals 23 12-17 62

Carson City-Crystal-Grant Gage 6 2-2 16, Spencer Harwood 1 0-0 2, Keifer McCrackin 1 0-0 2, Rhett Pringle 3 0-0 7, Jeremy Schneider 1 0-2 3, Kyler Simmon 1 0-0 2, Garrett Tabor 6 4-4 16. Totals 19 6-8 48

3-point goals-Montrose 4 (Jared Long 2, Jeff Long 1, Riley Warren 1), CC-C 4 (Grant Gage 2, Rhett Pringle 1, Jeremy Schneider 1). Total fouls-Montrose 12, CC-C 15

FULTON 72, POTTERVILLE 38

POTTERVILLE – Gregg Jones scored 18 points, Colton Antes 17 points and Talon Hyde 10 for the Pirates (16-2, 13-2). Sam Traver had seven for the Vikings (4-12, 3-11) in a CMAC makeup game on Monday night.

Fulton 26 30 11 5 72
Potterville 3 15 10 10 38

Fulton-Colton Antes 6 1-1 17, Tate Bennett 1 0-0 3, Kaleb Brunner 0 2-2 2, Jarrett Coblentz 0 2-4 2, Nathan Davis 1 2-2 4, Thomas Henry 0 1-4 1, Talon Hyde 4 2-2 10, Gregg Jones 6 3-4 18, Jake Litwiller 3 0-2 6, Dalton Trefil 2 5-7 9. Totals 23 18-28 72

Potterville-Seth Austin 0 2-2 2, Alec Badgley 1 2-2 5, Chase Geisenhaver 1 0-3 2, Kolin Groom 1 3-6 5, Dylan Malcuit 1 0-0 3, Logan Pitcher 2 0-0 5, A.J. Schmiedeknecht 0 0-1 0, Loren Smalley 1 0-0 2, Sam Traver 3 0-0 7, Jordon Wenzlick 2 0-2 4, Ian Whalen 1 0-0 3. Totals 13 7-16 38

3-point goals-Fulton 8 (Colton Antes 4, Tate Bennett 1, Gregg Jones 3), Potterville Jr/Sr 5 (Alec Badgley 1, Dylan Malcuit 1, Logan Pitcher 1, Sam Traver 1, Ian Whalen 1). Total fouls-Potterville 19, Fulton 14

PORTLAND ST. PATRICK 43, DANSVILLE 42

DANSVILLE — Joe Mackowiak’s scoerd two of his 16 points with 36 seconds left in the game to lift St. Patrick (5-13, 4-9) to a CMAC victory. Trent Courter scored 14 points and Andrew Hodgson 12 for Dansville (5-13, 3-11).

St. Patrick 9 5 7 22 43
Dansville 7 15 8 12 42

St. Patrick-Daniel Bosworth 1 0-0 2, John Carley 1 0-0 3, Connor Hengesbach 3 0-4 6, Nathan Kramer 3 0-0 8, Joe Mackowiak 5 6-8 16, Jake Miller 2 3-4 8. Totals 15 9-16 43

Dansville-Brad Chattaway 1 0-2 2, Trent Courter 6 1-4 14, Ken Everts 1 0-0 2, Andrew Hodgson 5 2-3 12, Brad Hunt 0 1-2 1, Calvin Minnis 1 3-6 5, Nick Ryder 2 0-0 4, Cody Williams 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 7-17 42

3-point goals-PSP 4 (John Carley 1, Nathan Kramer 2, Jake Miller 1), Dansville 1 (Trent Courter 1). Total fouls-PSP 15, Dansville 16. JV score-PSP 55, Dansville 43

GRAND LEDGE 48, ST. JOHNS 40

ST. JOHNS – J.T. Houghton scored 13 points and Malek Adams 10 for Grand Ledge (12-5) in its nonleague victory. Brett Mazzolini scored nine points, and Austin Ervin grabbed eight rebounds for the Redwings (9-9).

Grand Ledge 15 12 10 11 48
St. Johns 10 13 10 7 40

Grand Ledge-Malek Adams 5 0-0 10, Josh Arbour 1 0-0 2, Cameron Conley 2 0-0 6, Jordan Goebel 3 1-1 7, Mitchell Hankerd 1 0-0 2, Josh Horford 1 0-0 2, J. T. Houghton 4 5-6 13, Cassell Jones 3 0-1 6. Totals 20 6-8 48

St. Johns-Jared Ballinger 2 0-0 4, Tyler Bates 3 0-0 6, Chase Brocker 1 0-0 2, Austin Ervin 2 0-1 5, Brett Mazzolini 3 3-4 9, Nick Niznak 2 0-0 4, Matt Pearsall 3 2-2 8, Ryan Ruff 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 5-7 40

3-point goals-Grand Ledge 2 (Cameron Conley 2), St. Johns 1 (Austin Ervin 1). Total fouls-St. Johns 16, Grand Ledge 13. JV score -St. Johns 65, Grand Ledge 45

LESLIE 75, HILLSDALE WILL CARLETON 45

LESLIE — Matt Subject had 20 points, Zac Latter 14 points, and Noah Jansen 13 points and 12 rebounds for Leslie (12-5) in a win over Hillsdale Will Carleton (2-12).

Will Carleton 16 8 13 8 45
Leslie 27 18 19 11 75

Hillsdale Will Carleton-Devan Clark 3 3-3 9, Nick Gadwood 4 0-0 11, McNeil 1 0-1 2, Dane Williams 8 1-2 23. Totals 16 4-6 45

Leslie-Noah Jansen 6 1-3 13, John Jones 2 0-0 4, Chris Lammers 1 0-0 3, Zac Latter 5 2-2 14, Chase Leonard 3 0-0 6, Dylan Patton 3 0-0 6, Jordan Pearsall 2 3-4 7, Carson Riehl 1 0-0 2, Matt Subject 9 0-0 20. Totals 32 6-9 75

3-point goals-Will Carleton 9 (Nick Gadwood 3, Dane Williams 6), Leslie 5 (Chris Lammers 1, Zac Latter 2, Matt Subject 2). Total fouls-Leslie 10, Will Carleton 8

WYOMING POTTER’S HOUSE CHRISTIAN 63, LANSING CHRISTIAN 53

Jordan Terry scored 20 points and Matt Havey 15 for Lansing Christian (5-14) against Potter’s House Christian (17-2).

Potter’s House Christian 14 10 18 21 63
Lansing Christian 12 18 7 16 53

Potter’s House-Jason Blaauw 1 1-2 3, Brandon Hall 5 0-0 10, E.J. Harrison 0 2-4 2, Rae Hudnell , Ahmad Hunter 5 4-5 14, Alex Hunter 2 6-6 10, Bengale Jabateh , Sedekie Jabateh 3 3-3 9, Malachi Malloy , Steven Reyes , Levi Roelofs 4 2-2 11, Noah Roelofs 1 0-0 2, Devan Vanderlaan 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 18-22 63

Lansing Christian-Forrest Bouyer 1 0-0 3, Preston Granger 1 0-0 2, Matt Havey 5 0-0 15, Steven Jacobson 1 2-4 4, Josh Parks 3 1-3 7, Mike Richards 0 2-2 2, Jordan Terry 6 8-11 20. Totals 17 13-20 53

3-point goals-Potter’s House Christian 1 (Levi Roelofs 1), Lansing Christian 6 (Forrest Bouyer 1, Matt Havey 5). Total fouls-Potter’s House Christian 19, Lansing Christian 14

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