Walker’s triple forces game into overtime, then Mona Shores girls grab a thrilling 59-55 victory over Muskegon

Local Sports Journal

The Mona Shores girls basketball team trailed Muskegon by three points in the final seconds of regulation Friday when Jordan Walker downed a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.

The the Sailors outscored the Big Reds 6-2 in the extra session to seal a thrilling 59-55 victory in O-K Black Conference action.

Shamara Tumblin muscles a shot up during the Sailors win over Muskegon. Photo/Joe Lane

Shamara Tumblin muscles a shot up during the Sailors win over Muskegon. Photo/Joe Lane

Mona Shores was up by two at halftime but Muskegon came back to take a three point lead after the third quarter.

“It was probably the wildest girl’s game I’ve ever seen,” said Mona Shores head coach Brad Kurth. “It took a lot of heart for us to come back. I’m proud of the kids.”

“If this is any indication of how the conference will be, it’s going to be a battle.”

Walker led the Sailors with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Kelsey Wolffis added 16 points and 11 rebounds while Shamara Tumblin contributed 13 points.

Mardrieka Cook get a shot in for Muskegon. Photo/Joe Lane

Mardrieka Cook get a shot in for Muskegon. Photo/Joe Lane

Madriekia Cook led the Big Reds with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Tierra Williams added 12 points.

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