MHSAA Boys Basketball - Post Valentine's Day Edition

Jeffrey Cottrell

Welcome back to my corner of the Spartan Nation (dot com.) Another week is in the books. We are SO close to the end of the season. Valentine’s Day has come and gone. I hope it was awesome for you lovers out there. For everyone else, well, I hope your day was just as fantastic. Would you like to hear about the history of Valentine’s Day? Great! Let me get started by saying….oh…you want basketball stuff instead? Ok, I’ll save my history lesson for another day. And away we go!

Century Club

Grandville Calvin Christian 100 Kent City 54 (154 points)

Twelve players scored for Calvin Christian. Of those twelve, five players scored in double digits. Out of those five double digit scorers, three came off the bench. Brad Visser scored a game high 22 points to lead his team. The other double digit scorers were Ben Kroez, Dan Carrasco, and Josh Miller with 12 points each. Nate VanRyn scored 11 and Brandon Geels scored 10. For Kent City, Austin Thompson and Jake Krueger each scored 13. Rans Hill chipped in eight points.

Coach Cottrell’s BLOWOUT of the Week

Mackinaw City 81 Alba 22 (59 points)

Sorry, no report on this game.

Low Score of the Week Part One

Bridgman 43 Niles Brandywine 22 (65 points)

I bet this game would have been interesting, but alas, no write-up.

Low Score of the Week Part Two

Frankenmuth 43 North Branch 22 (65 points)

It wasn’t a pretty game. At halftime, Frankenmuth led 28-8. For ‘Muth, Chris List scored 11 to lead all scorers. Brennan Zimmer scored nine and Zach Pendleton chipped in seven. On the North Branch side, Josh Lopez scored eight. Keanan Hiltinen and Joey Schulte each scored three. Four other players scored two points.

High Score of the Week

Napoleon 100 Manchester 83 (183 points)

You know your team had a great evening when you hit the century mark AND as a team you finish with 35 assists. Leading the charge was Kohl Roberts. He scored 40 points and grabbed eight boards. 10 different players scored. Colton Brennan scored 14 and Hunter Sullivan chipped in 10. It wasn’t that Manchester played poorly, but they just couldn’t keep up with the scoring barrage. Matt Kemner scored 22 to lead his team in scoring. Jordan Heuser had 18 while Ryan Stiles and Nick Cozart each scored 12.

In previous years, I would write up about big name prospects that were coming to Michigan State. It was always simple stuff, like how they played in their last game. This season, there aren’t many recruits for men’s basketball, so most of my attention has surrounded Tori Jankoska. She had a very nice write-up in the Detroit Free Press by Mick McCabe. For the season, Tori is averaging 31.7 points per game. If you want to read the great article by Mr. McCabe, click right here.


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