Girls basketball roundup: Oakridge, MCC, Whitehall and Montague open with wins

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The Oakridge girls basketball squad opened the new season with a 53-44 win over Cedar Springs in a non-league game on Tuesday.

The Eagles were paced by Sophia Wiard with 21 points and eight rebounds while Jenna Lowry added 20 points.

Oakridge led 27-25 at halftime before going on a 13-8 third quarter run to take a 40-33 advantage heading into the final stanza.

Aailyah Cooper chipped in with six points and four rebounds for the Eagles.

MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 48, NORTH MUSKEGON 25 – The Crusaders cruised their way to a season-opening victory on Tuesday led by Talia Tyler and Hannah Ladd, who each scored 11 points. MCC led 11-2 after the first quarter and 26-10 at halftime. Mackenzie Fris led the Norse with nine points.

WHITEHALL 56, NEWAYGO 43 – Abby Seeger (10 points and 16 rebounds) and Sierra Spann (13 points and 10 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles for the Vikings in their season-opening victory. Whitehall led 16-10 after the first quarter and 30-28 at halftime, before pulling away in the final two quarters. Kacy Jeffries added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Vikings.

MONTAGUE 46, ORCHARD VIEW 28 – The Wildcats used a 9-1 run in the second quarter to pull away from Orchard View in the season opener. Montague, which led 27-10 at halftime, was led by Grace Meacham with 17 points and 11 rebounds while Tianna Smith added 10 points. The Cardinals were led by DeNyah Oakes with 11 points while Allie Tenhove grabbed 11 rebounds.

COOPERSVILLE 68, FRUITPORT 17 – The Broncos jumped out to a 15-3 lead after the first quarter and led 40-12 at halftime. Cara VanKempen led Coopersville with 18 points while Sheridan Smoes added 17. Emily Dirske grabbed six rebounds for Fruitport.

GRAND RAPIDS CATHOLIC 36, MONA SHORES 18 – The Sailors had a tough time in their season opener. They were paced by Nia Miskel with 10 points. Mona Shores trailed 20-7 at halftime and 28-16 through three quarters.

 

 

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