Velthouse and Balcer combine for 53 points as Unity Christian downs Allendale in districts

The Crusaders will play Wyoming Lee Wednesday
Posted at 12:21 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 00:21:23-04

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Junior Zac Velthouse scored 29 points and senior point guard Grant Balcer added 24 as Unity Christian held off Allendale, 75-64, Monday night in a division two district opener.

The Falcons (14-7) started hot from the outside as senor Bryce Nyboer scored their first 11 points, he finished with 17. Braden Kleyn, who hit seven threes and scored 21 points, helped Allendale to an eight point lead (19-11) in the first quarter.

Unity Christian would go on a 17-1 run and would lead by eight at the break.

Falcons six-foot-11 senior Ryan Corner scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half as Allendale pulled to within one point (64-63) with 2:10 to play in the game, but Corner fouled out 20 seconds later and the Crusaders were able to hold on.

Unity Christian made 13-17 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter and 18-23 for the game.

Isaac TeSlaa added 10 points for the Crusaders who will host Wyoming Lee (4-16) Wednesday in a semifinal.