UNDATED (WHTC) - It was doubleheader action in high school basketball along the Lakeshore on Friday night, as all 20 varsity basketball teams were matched in twin-bills. At Byron Center, the Bulldogs swept a pair from Holland by scores of 50-46 for the boys and 38-37 for the girls. At the Holland Civic Center, both games went into overtime, with Holland Christian’s boys winning, 71-70, and Hamilton’s girls triumphant, 60-54. At Hudsonville, the Eagles took two from West Ottawa by scores of 48-38 for the boys and 47-38 for the girls. In Muskegon, Zeeland East split a pair, with the Chix winning the boys’ game, 67-61, but the Big Reds taking the girls’ contest, 49-33. At Zeeland West, Unity Christian won twice over the Dux by scores of 56-49 for the boys and 34-16 for the girls. Saugatuck swept a pair at Bloomingdale by scores of 62-51 for the boys and 42-36 for the girls. Fennville lost twice at Gobles by scores of 59-56 for the boys and 74-34 for the girls. Calvary won twice at Algoma Christian by scores of 59-50 for the boys and 68-28 for the girls. Black River split a pair at Zion Christian, with the boys winning, 57-51, but the girls losing, 42-41. Hear boys’ basketball action at 6:40 PM this Tuesday evening, with the Holland Christian at Holland game on 1450 WHTC and http://whtc.com/listen-live, and the North Muskegon at Saugatuck contest on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live.
Hope College has both of its basketball teams in action on Saturday. While the women stay home to entertain Albion at DeVos Center in a matinee, the Flying Dutchmen travel to Alma for an evening contest that airs at 7:10 PM on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live.
Grand Valley State’s basketball teams are in Detroit for matinees against Wayne State on Saturday.
In state major college basketball on Saturday: Eastern Michigan hosts Northern Illinois and Detroit visits Loyola of Chicago during afternoon encounters; evening contests include Western Michigan at Central Michigan and Oakland entertaining Western Illinois.
Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg each had a goal and an assist in a four-goal, second-period blitz for the Red Wings, who went on to beat visiting Minnesota on Friday night, 5-3. Detroit plays the Blackhawks in Chicago on Sunday evening, with coverage on 1450 WHTC at 6:40 PM. The Hawks have a game in Columbus on Saturday night before hosting the Wings.
Dwayne Wade scored 29 points as Miami defeated the visiting Pistons on Friday night, 110-88. Detroit plays at Orlando on Sunday evening.
Kirk Hinrich’s 25-point performance helped the Bulls handle visiting Golden State on Friday night, 103-87. Chicago travels to Washington on Saturday evening.
Justin Fontaine scored late in the second period, and Darcy Kuemper made that slim margin hold up by stopping 28 shots, as visiting Houston blanked the Griffins on Friday night, 1-0. The two teams have a rematch at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Saturday evening.