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Jacob Ray's steal, layup in the final seconds lift Western Michigan Christian boys to key league victory

Spring Lake boys beat MCC to move into first place in the Lakes 8, Coach Core gets his 200th career win

Lumberjacks fall to Dubuque 6-3, narrowing their hold on second place to only one point

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The Reeths-Puffer boys basketball team let a five-point fourth quarter lead slip away, then dropped a 59-57 overtime decision to Grand Rapids Union Friday in O-K Black action.

Union outscored the Rockets 20-13 in the fourth quarter …

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The Orchard View girls basketball team used a 20-9 fourth quarter edge to grab a 35-32 victory Friday over Fruitport in Lakes 8 Conference action.

Jayshonna Blackshire led the Cardinals with 20 points while the Trojans were …

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Jenny Beckman scored 20 points and Chloe Sillman added 16 as the Shelby girls basketball team defeated North Muskegon 58-34 in a West Michigan Conference tilt Friday.

Shelby improved to 9-7 overall and 8-3 in the conference.…

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The Reeths-Puffer girls basketball team dropped its first conference game of the season Friday, losing 46-45 to Grand Rapids Union.

Both teams struggled offensively in the fourth quarter, but Union had a 5-3 edge to steal the …

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Muskegon’s defense kept Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills quiet through three quarters Friday as the Big Red boys topped the Knights 59-42 in O-K Black action on Friday.

The Big Reds gave up just 15 first half points …

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Amanda Merz had 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists, but it wasn’t enough as her Grand Haven girls basketball team dropped a 35-32 decision to Hudsonville Friday in O-K Red action.

Kasey DeSmit led Hudsonville’s balanced …

By Ron Rop
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MUSKEGON – As the final seconds ticked off the game clock, the best the Western Michigan Christian Warriors could hope for was a defensive stop to force the game to overtime.

But, in a …

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The Grant boys basketball team grabbed a 9-4 lead after one quarter and 25-21 after three, then held on for a 38-31 victory over Chippewa Hills Friday in Central States Activities Association action.

Riley Patterson led the …

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The Fruitport boys basketball team raced to a 12-3 lead in the first quarter, then held on for a 54-45 win over Orchard View Friday to claim its first victory of the season.

Fruitport is now 1-10 …

By John Jarvi
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SPRING LAKE – The Spring Lake boys basketball team reached back and found a way to win Friday night, slipping past the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders 49-45.

The victory moved the Lakers into sole …

By Lucas Rains
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OAKRIDGE – The Oakridge girls’ basketball team is one step closer to repeating last season’s perfect 14-0 West Michigan Conference record.

With a 55-26 win over Montague on Friday, the Eagles improve to 12-3 …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – The USHL Eastern Conference race got even tighter Friday night.

The second-place Muskegon Lumberjacks hosted the third-place Dubuque Fighting Saints, with only three points separating the teams in the standings.

Jacks’ Tommy …

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Whitehall nearly let a 13-point fourth-quarter lead slip through its hands Thursday, but managed to escape with an exciting 64-61 victory over Oakridge in a West Michigan Conference basketball matchup.

The Vikings got off to a great …

By Andrew Johnson
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MONTAGUE – Coming off of their narrow win over North Muskegon on Tuesday, the Shelby Tigers came out with a roar on Thursday night.

Montague fought back and made a game out of it, …

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The Mason County Central boys basketball team led by only four points after one quarter, then took control by outscoring Ravenna by 10 in the second en route to a 63-37 West Michigan Conference victory on Thursday.…

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Jon Osborn led a balanced attack with 14 points as the North Muskegon boys basketball team downed Hart 63-37 Thursday in West Michigan Conference action.

Riley Fairfield added 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists while Marco …

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The Western Michigan Christian girls basketball team fell victim to a bad fourth quarter and dropped a 61-40 decision to Grand Rapids Covenant Christian Thursday in a River Valley Conference tilt.

Covenant led 40-32 after three quarters, …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – On Friday the Muskegon Community College men’s and women’s bowling teams will experience a rare treat:

The chance to open their season at home, with teams from seven other colleges coming to …

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Muskegon senior post player Deyonta Davis will be taking his basketball talents to the national stage.

Davis was one of 24 high school seniors chosen to play in the McDonald’s All-American game on April 1 at the …

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Three games in five nights proved to be a bit much for the Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team, which dropped a wild 125-102 decision Wednesday to Lansing Community College.

The nationally ranked Jayhawks saw a six-game …