Evart scorer explodes for 30 points in Wildcat victory

Host team too much for Beaverton

Marcel White



John Raffel

EVART – Marcel White found his scoring touch in a huge way on Tuesday.

The Evart basketball standout scored 30 points in leading Evart (3-3) to a 59-47 victory over Highland Conference foe Roscommon.

The Wildcats led 16-10 after the first quarter,  24-18 at halftime and 42-28 after the third.

“Marcel really took the team on his back tonight,” Evart coach Kris Morgan said. “He had been struggling a little bit this year with his shot. We met with him over break and talked about what he did last year and how he could go back to that and go back to the fundamentals a little bit.

“We wanted him to remember what he did last  year and take it into this year. He really responded tonight with the 30 points, which is huge.”

Also for Evart, Jordan Albright had nine points and Dakobe White had seven.

It was a career high for White, who was only averaging 5.4 points a game in the first five games.

“We reminded what works for him and he responded,” Morgan said. “He’s been working hard over break. It showed up tonight.”

Evart led the entire game.

“Coming out of the break, it’s always a little funky on what we’re going to see,” Morgan said. “Beaverton is a solid team. They were 3-2 coming into tonight. I knew they were going to be competitive.

“We pressed a little more than we have in the past. We were all healthy tonight so that matters. We created some turnovers and that led to easy baskets, too.”

Ludington  67, Reed City 50

LUDINGTON – David Shillinger scored 27 points to lead undefeated Ludington (8-0) past Reed City (4-3) in nonleague boys basketball action on Tuesday.

Ludington led 14-9 after the first quarter, 28-21 at halftime and 45-34 after the third quarter.

Ty Kailing scored 12 points for Reed City. Xavier Allen and Justin Stellini had nine points apiece.

“We started the second half with a 6-0 run and were able to get a lead midway through the third quarter before they went on a 10-0 run and we trailed the rest of the way,” Reed City coach Brennan Walsh said. “I’m very proud of the boys. That’s a tough place to play at. We battled.”

Reed City is at Chippewa Hills on Friday night.