Three Rivers’ boys basketball team is smiling again. It had been 35 days since the Wildcats last felt the thrill of victory, but they got back on track Tuesday with a 57-39 win at Allegan (1-8).
Down four points to start the second quarter, Three Rivers (2-7) outscored the Tigers 17-4 before the halftime horn to take a 28-19 lead into the locker room. Head coach Frelen Gowen’s squad kept on the throttle and added seven points to its cushion in the third frame.
Alex Cottingham was 5 for 11 from the field and 8 for 9 at the foul line for 18 points. Adam Reed scored 11 points and Trenton Karle had eight. Reed also had a team-best eight rebounds and seven steals. Cottingham secured seven boards.
Cam Cottingham scored five points, Connor Smith, Elijah Hamilton and Kyle Walczak each posted four points, Zak Zagon recorded two points and Zach Turner finished with one.