ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 17

By Bruce Bentley • Last Updated 10:34 am on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Boys basketball

CC-Crystal 48, Durand 47: The Eagles got two free throws from Grant Gage with 6.4 seconds left to beat the Railroaders on the road Tuesday night. Rhett Pringle led CC-Crystal with 21 points and Gage finished with eight. Record: 2-1. Next game: at home against Ashley Thursday.

Belding 50, Grant 48: The Redskins trailed by one late in the game when Tye Wittenbach stole a Tiger inbounds pass and made a shot to give Belding the lead for good. Kole Hart had 23 points, 18 of which came in the second half, to lead the Redskins. Garrett Strotheide added 11 and Wittenbach had 10 on the night. Record: 2-1. Next game: at home Friday against Allendale.

Central Montcalm 60, Big Rapids 49: The Hornets continued their perfect start to the season with a CSAA win over the Cardinals at home on Tuesday. Jake Ebels led the Hornets with 14 points. Lane Ledford and Todd Switzer each added 13 points. Jesse Hoffman grabbed 10 rebounds, while Switzer had eight rebounds. Mason Barnewell dished six assists. Quote: “Very proud of our kids. They showed great toughness and did a terrific job following the scouting report. Jake Ebels had a great night off the bench. Our home crowd and student section really made a difference tonight.” — Hornets coach Dan Basom. Record: 3-0 (2-0). Next game: at Morley Stanwood on Friday.

Lakeview 63, Newaygo 61: The Wildcats won a close game on Tuesday at home. Nate Shurlow and Shawn Lindsey each scored 18 points to lead the Wildcats. Brad Hamlin and Jon Wandel each added 11 points. Lindsey grabbed 14 rebounds. Next game: at Chippewa Hills on Friday.

Girls basketball

Belding 65, Grant 27: The Redskins won a nonleague game on Tuesday at Grant. McKenzie Breimayer led the way with 19 points. Peyton Mount and Greta Wilker each scored 12 points. Record: 3-1. Next game: at home against Allendale on Friday.

Greenville 68, Tri County 53: The Yellow Jackets defeated the Vikings on Tuesday at home. Leah Somerfield scored a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Greenville. In all, nine Yellow Jackets scored. Paige Hallock had 17 points and Nikota Howe nine points. Kaylie Caverley led the Vikings with 12 points, while Elise Ketelaar had 10 points. Records: Greenville 4-0; Tri County 3-2. Next games: Greenville hosts Lowell on Friday, while Tri County host Fruitport on Friday.

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