Sharp shootin’

LAGENDYK: Morley Stanwood’s Jon Lagendyk leaps for a loose ball Friday against White Cloud. The Mohawks won the contest 61-43 and advanced to 5-8. (Pioneer photo/Ryan Zuke)

LAGENDYK: Morley Stanwood’s Jon Lagendyk leaps for a loose ball Friday against White Cloud. The Mohawks won the contest 61-43 and advanced to 5-8. (Pioneer photo/Ryan Zuke)

Morley Stanwood sink seven 3-pointers in 61-46 win over White Cloud

BIG RAPIDS — Morley Stanwood senior Chase Huntey said him and his brother Nic Huntey practice shooting at least two hours a day.

 The practice showed on Friday as the brothers sank six 3-pointers combined in a 61-46 win over visiting White Cloud.

We basically live here (at the gym). We have a bed here,” Chase joked.

The team hit seven triples.

I think those were set up by good passing,” Morley Stanwood coach Josh Bull said. “I think tonight was the most unselfish we have played as a team. We moved the ball really well and the guys knocked down big shots.”

 Chase’s first 3-pointer capped an 8-0 run that gave the Mohawks an 8-3 lead four minutes in.

 His second put the team up 15-8 early in the second half, and the Indians were never able to gain any more ground.

However, Chase passed all of the credit to his teammates for giving him the open looks.

 “Mike (Carey) and Tommy (Carey), they like to dribble in the middle, and they create the open looks by dribbling and kicking it out,” Chase said.

The first half culminated with a Nic Huntey triple, which put the team up 30-15 at the break.

That outside combo (of Nic and Chase), they hit some big shots tonight,” Bull said. “We were able to stretch the floor, and if you noticed in the second half, we were able to get some pretty good interior looks.”

Nic scored 13 points, while Chase scored a team-high 19 points. Senior Austin Kozlowski chipped in nine points.

Interior-wise, I thought Austin really played his role well,” Bull said.

Mike Carey had seven points, six rebounds and five assists.

 White Cloud’s Colton Hitts had a team-high 11 points, while junior Robert Watson added 10 points. Senior Tyler Sutherland scored nine.

 The Mohawks improved to 5-8 overall and 3-3 in the Central State Activities Association. They play Tuesday at Reed City.

 “I think for us, the big thing is we’ve got to do a better job of controlling the tempo on our end,” Bull said.

 “They have a tendency to make teams play really fast and tend to shoot the ball really well in their gym. So if we can weather the storm and play like we did tonight, I think we have a great opportunity.

 White Cloud drops to 4-7 overall and 0-7 in the CSAA.

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Ryan is the sports editor for the Big Rapids Pioneer, covering local prep sports and Ferris State athletics. He can be contacted at (231) 592-8363 or rzuke@pioneergroup.com.

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