Lakes 8 girls roundup: Fruitport sneaks past Spring Lake; Ludington, Fremont win

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The Fruitport girls basketball squad overcame an 11-point first half deficit to beat Spring Lake 52-46 in a Lakes 8 Conference game on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Trojans (12-2, 6-1) trailed 17-10 after the first quarter, 25-22 at halftime and 32-30 after three quarters. They made their move in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lakers 22-14.

Iyana Brown led Fruitport with 27 points, including 11 in the fourth. She also had six steals.

The Trojans, who are tied with Ludington for first place in the league, took advantage of 20 turnovers committed by the Lakers.

“We cause people problems because of our length,” said Fruitport Coach Bob German. “We’re long and we get our hands on a lot of basketballs and force a lot of turnovers.”

Reiko Johnson paced the Lakers (12-3, 5-2) with 22 points.

LUDINGTON 61, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 21 – Ludington (8-6, 6-1) outscored the Crusaders 21-1 during the first quarter in Lakes 8 action. MCC (7-7, 2-5) was held scoreless during the third quarter. Ali Plamandon paced the Orioles with 13 points. The Crusaders were led by Talia Tyler with a game-high 14 points, all scored during the second quarter.

FREMONT 34, ORCHARD VIEW 30– A 10-4 third quarter advantage gave Fremont the push it needed to down Orchard View. Both teams scored 10 in the fourth quarter, with eight of the Packers’ points coming from free throws. Bri Harris led the Packers with 16 points while Makayla Rennells led the Cardinals with 11.

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