(Photo by Greg Hall) Thom Rijshouwer, an exchange student from the Netherlands, attempts a layup for Cass City Friday during a 63-30 GTW win over Vassar. The Vulcans’ Ian Hubbard (20) plays defense.

Boys’ basketball results, Jan. 22, 2020

Cass City gets first GTW win

VASSAR – Cass City got hot early and cruised to a 63-30 win over Vassar Friday. It was the Red Hawks’ first Greater Thumb West victory of the season.

Cass City led 20-5 after one quarter and 33-11 at the half.

Collen Wrubel drilled five 3-pointers to account for all of his game-high 15 points to lead four Red Hawks in double figures. Thom Rijshouwer scored 14 points and Landon Schenk and Sandyn Cuthrell added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Cass City.

Matthew Amend paced the Vulcans with nine points and Gideon Damm contributed six. Ian Hubbard led Vassar with six rebounds.

Cass City’s (2-4, 1-3) next game is a GTW contest today at Caro while Vassar hosts GTW foe Unionville-Sebewaing Area today.

Friday games

Kingston 50, Peck 33

KINGSTON – Kingston enjoyed a solid first quarter, then kicked it into overdrive in the second stanza of the North Central Thumb League Stars Division matchup.

The Cardinals, ranked No. 3 in the first Division 4 AP poll of the season, are now 8-0 overall and 5-0 in league play.

“We had a great second quarter, our defense caused some turnovers that got us out in transition,” said Kingston coach Dave Lester. “Peck is a good team who really defends well.”

Evan Neff, fresh off a Jan. 14 win in which he scored his 1,000th career point, scored 24 points to lead Kingston, which led 14-9 after one quarter and 33-16 at halftime. Quinn Boucard added 13 points while Marco Saenz de LaCuesta and Aaron Koehler each tallied six points.

The Cardinals returned to action Tuesday with a nonleague game at Kinde-North Huron. The contest was played after this edition went to press.

Frankenmuth 46, Freeland 43

FREELAND – Trailing 28-23 at halftime, Frankenmuth rallied to earn a hard-fought Tri-Valley Conference East win.

Ethan Jacobs led the Eagles’ charge with 11 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Corey Thompson was Frankenmuth’s leading scorer with 14 points and added seven assists and three steals while Ryan Brenner had 10 points, five rebounds and five steals.

Frankenmuth (6-1, 4-1) travels to TVC East foe Alma Friday.

Unionville-Sebewaing Area 66, Caro 37

SEBEWAING – Nash Morton led four Unionville-Sebewaing Area players in double figures in the Greater Thumb West victory. 

The Patriots led 13-9 after one quarter and 30-15 at halftime.

Morton scored 19 points while Landin Zimmer added 16, a total that included four 3-pointers, for USA. In addition, Conner Gettel and Bryce Langmaid scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Caro’s Trevin Phillips, in his first game back after missing several with an injury, scored eight points in limited minutes. Syrus Strachan added seven points, six rebounds and four assists for the Tigers, who lost their fifth game in a row after opening the season 3-0.

The Patriots (5-1, 2-1) play a GTW game at Vassar today while Caro (3-5, 0-4) next hosts GTW opponent Cass City today.

Reese 57, Laker 37 

PIGEON – Reese led 18-6 after the opening quarter on its way to improving to 4-0 in the Greater Thumb West.

The Lakers kept pace through the second and third quarters, but Reese used a 15-7 fourth-quarter edge to seal the victory.

Damarquss Palmreuter scored 16 points and dished out six assists for the Rockets while Jake Rau added 10 points and eight rebounds and Levi Foco totaled eight points and 10 rebounds. 

Reese (7-2 overall) next plays a nonleague game today at Carrollton. 

Marlette 44, Memphis 42

MARLETTE – Trailing 29-24 at halftime, Marlette outscored Memphis 14-3 in the third quarter, then held on down the stretch to capture its first win of the season.

Collin Miller led the Red Raiders in the Greater Thumb East win with 15 points while Grant Roberson added 14 points and a team-best six rebounds. 

Marlette (1-8, 1-2) hosts Brown City in GTE action today.

Mayville 48, Deckerville 37

DECKERVILLE – Senior center Jeffrey Frost had a monster game, dominating the paint to the tune of 27 points and 15 rebounds as Mayville picked up its first North Central Thumb League Stars Division win.

The Wildcats led 14-11 after one quarter and 24-11 at halftime. 

Millington 64, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 51

MILLINGTON – Zac Yorke dominated inside and out, propelling Millington to the Tri-Valley Conference West win.

The senior scored 27 points (including a 5-of-6 effort from 3-point range) and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Cardinals, which improved to 5-2 and 4-1 in league play.

Justin Raleigh added 11 points and Landon Mays counted seven for Millington, which led 35-32 at halftime before breaking the game open with a 20-7 third quarter.

The Cardinals played a TVC West contest Tuesday at Saginaw Valley Lutheran after this edition went to press.

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