Rocket girls need overtime to get past Oakridge at HOF Classic

Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – Thursday night, Ludington needed Kalli Wahr’s  three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to escape with the 52-49 victory over the Reeths-Puffer Rocket girls basketball squad.

hall of fame girls Oak vs RP 013Saturday night, playing versus Oakridge in the make-up game from Friday’s postponed tourney final, it was the Rockets’ turn to win in overtime.

Oakridge fell by 10 Thursday night to Muskegon.

At Saturday’s night-cap contest, a lot of players had outstanding games, like Oakridge senior Morgan Giddings, who finished with 21 points. But of the five players who scored in double-digits, no one had a better performance than sophomore Reeths-Puffer giard Kalisa Williams, who poured in 38 points in the exciting victory.

Battling all game long, Oakridge led 10-9 after one frame, and 23-19 at the break.

The Eagles seemed to put away the game in the third, going up by 11 points to lead 44-33 after three. But Reeths-Puffer refused to yield, outscoring the Eagles 25-14 in the fourth to force overtime.

Once there, the Rockets held a 9-4 edge in the extra frame to pull out the victory.

Along with Williams’ nearly 40-point effort, freshman teammate guard Elysia Mattos added 13 points in the victory.

Giddings, who also contributed seven rebounds and six assists, was joined by freshman Hannah Reinhold, who had 15 points and eight rebounds in the losing effort.

Both Reeths-Puffer and Oakridge now stand at 4-2 on the season.

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