HOLLAND – Brian Morehouse has coached towards loads of coaches in his 27-year profession at Hope Faculty.
Some he has coached greater than others, and a few coaches he will get to know higher than others.
However it’s uncommon that Morehouse will get to teach towards somebody he is aware of properly, even a former teammate – and roommate
On Thursday, Morehouse and Hope confronted Nice Lakes Christian Faculty, and their coach CB Lengthy, who performed with Morehouse at Hope, roomed with Morehouse and Hope assistant coach Colly Carlson, and has coached at Hamilton Excessive College, Grand Haven and several other different locations earlier than turning into a university head coach.
“Faculty roommates. We had been shut. He, Colly and I lived collectively. Only a nice man. We misplaced a sport and nobody else would play us. I emailed everybody in america and (he helped out),” Morehouse stated. “CB is superior. We’re nice associates. He’s a lifelong pal.”
Prime-ranked Hope gained 100-43 at DeVos Fieldhouse. Lengthy stated he was glad to have the expertise together with his workforce.
“It’s all the time good to be again. It’s good to be round coach Mo and coach Carlson. These guys had been in my wedding ceremony. They’re particular to me and do a superb job of caring for me, mentoring me,” Lengthy stated. “I respect the whole lot in regards to the alternative, however I want we gave them a little bit extra competitors. We battled arduous and are short-handed.”
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The Crusaders can have 5 transfers starting subsequent semester.
“They gamers requested if we may play them once more when we’ve everyone, and I stated, ‘Sure, it is referred to as subsequent yr.'”
Hope (8-0) led 14-10 after the primary quarter. The Flying Dutch missed 9 consecutive 3-point makes an attempt and had seven turnovers within the first quarter.
Hope took over within the second quarter as Savannah Feenstra scored within the paint, Ella McKinney scored after an offensive rebound by Claire Baguley, then Baguley scored on a fastbreak on a pleasant feed from Meg Morehouse to push the Hope result in 21-10.
Sydney Vis then erupted for 11 factors and Hope led 39-15 and held a 50-17 halftime lead after outscoring Nice Lakes Christian 36-7 within the second quarter and had zero turnovers.
Vis had a career-high 19 because the bench, which struggled offensively in Hope’s final sport towards Wittenberg, cranked the offense up a notch on Thursday.
Karsten Karlblom had 10 factors, Megan Bennet and Keegan Kaiser every had 9 and Raven Jemison had eight.
From the beginning lineup, Ella McKinney had 9 factors, Kate Majerus had eight and and Savannah Feenstra had seven.