West Michigan Conference girls hoops: Montague, North Muskegon post victories


The Montague and Whitehall girls basketball teams dueled for the second time in three days, with the Wildcats pulling out a tight 41-36 victory in a West Michigan Conference tilt. LSJ Logo incert

Montague, now 11-5 overall and 8-5 in the league, jumped out to an 11-1 lead in the first quarter, but Whitehall fought back.Midnight sun web ad

Katelyn Goodrich hit big free throws down the stretch for the Vikings and cut the deficit to two points, but Montague’s Sydney Stine responded. She hit five of six free throws in the fourth quarter and corralled a few important rebounds to keep the Wildcats in front.

Stine finished with a game high 14 points. Whitehall was led by Melissa Shoup and Julie Brown, who scored nine points apiece.

NORTH MUSKEGON 64, RAVENNA 35 – North Muskegon (3-14, 3-9) picked up its second straight victory with a big win over Ravenna (2-12, 0-10). Mya Duncan led the way for the Norse with 24 points. Olivia Duncan and Rylee Cooke added 16 and 12 points, respectively. Jessica McWatters scored 14 to pace Ravenna.

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