Dunn leads Saugatuck to road victory in overtime
Although Christmas had already come and gone, Saugatuck sophomore Blake Dunn was still in the giving mood when the Indians took on Muskegon Western Michigan Christian on Friday, Jan. 2.
For starters, he gave the Saugatuck fans one heck of a show. He also gave the Warriors headaches. And he ultimately helped give the Indians a win.
Dunn scored all 15 of Saugatuck’s first-quarter points en route to a career-high 31-point effort to lead his team to the 62-57 victory in overtime.
The win upped Saugatuck’s record to 4-1.
“I knew we would have to play one of our best games of the year and not having much varsity experience, I really didn’t know how we were going to respond to playing a very good team. They have a much bigger front line with several players at 6-foot-5 or taller.
“But from the start I knew our team was ready to play.”
And no Indian was more ready than Dunn, who finished at 71-percent shooting (10-of-14) from the floor overall, including hitting three of the five 3-pointers he attempted. He also knocked down eight of his nine free throws.
“Blake was really big for us tonight; his performance ranks as one of the best I have coached at Saugatuck,” Indian coach Tom Kazen said. “He was able to hit shots from all over the floor and when (WMC) doubled down, he was able to find the open man.”
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