The Big Rapids Cardinals (7-5) took care of business Tuesday night with a non-conference win at Muskegon Orchard View (8-4) 47-45.
The Cardinals opened the game on a 9-0 run that Orchard View could not recover from. The closest they would come would be halfway through the 4th when the home Cardinals pulled within 1, 41-40 before Big Rapids tacked on 4 unanswered.
Big Rapids would then close the game out 47-45 to move to 7-5 overall and hand Orchard View their 4th loss and only 2nd non-conference loss.
Freshman DJ Lee notched the first double-double of his career with 10 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs. Jake Martinson lead in scoring with 11 points while the Iceman Trevor Woodard knocked down 3 of 3 3-point shots.
Big Rapids was 6 of 8 from the Charity Stripe, 5 of 15 from Beyond, out rebounded Orchard View 40-36, and shot 41% overall.
A markedly better performance from Monday night versus the Chippewa Hills Warriors when they shot 28% overall and went 3 of 29 from 3. Despite that, the Cards still managed to grind out a Conference win 48-43.
Both the Lady Cardinals and the Boys Cardinals head to Tri-County Friday night in a Conference Matchup with the Vikings.
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