Girls basketball roundup: Strong fourth quarter leads Reeths-Puffer over Ludington

The Reeths-Puffer girls basketball squad’s strong fourth quarter led to a 50-45 win over Ludington in non-league action on Tuesday night.

The Rockets trailed 8-7 after the first quarter then took a 25-21 advantage at halftime.

The Orioles regained their lead heading into the fourth stanza, but Reeths-Puffer outscored Ludington by nine points in the final eight minutes of play.

Lauren Ross paced the Rockets with 23 points (11 in the fourth) and 13 rebounds while Ludington was led by Mackenzie Howe with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

FREMONT 45, SPARTA 27- A 21-point second quarter helped propel the Packers to the victory Tuesday night over Sparta. Bre Harris led the way for Fremont (3-1, 1-0) with 14 points and added three assists. Anna Patenge also had a huge night with eight points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals.

GRAND HAVEN 46, FOREST HILLS CENTRAL 18- The Buccaneers held Forest Hills Central to single digits in points in each quarter. Grand Haven (5-0, 0-0) was led by Alli Keyser with 13 points while Esther Byington and Autumn Buikema each added eight.

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 72, TRI-UNITY 41 – Aubrey Goorman propelled the Warriors with 30 points and eight rebounds while Anna Sytsema added 12 points and 10 rebounds. WMC jumped out to a 15-6 lead after the first quarter, led 28-15 at halftime and had a 54-27 advantage heading into the final stanza. Meghan Heiss contributed with eight steals and six assists for the Warriors.

KENT CITY 55, GRANT 28- A 24-point performance from Kenzie Bowers helped push the Eagles to a victory. Kent City led 16-9 after the first quarter, then outscored the Tigers by a 32-13 margin in the second and third quarter combined. Audrey Dreyer pitched in with 12 points for the Eagles.

NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN 47, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 42 – Talia Tyler led the Crusaders with 14 points in a losing effort. MCC (3-1, 1-0) led 20-19 at the half, but trailed 31-28 after the third quarter and failed to make a comeback. Hannah Ladd added 10 points for the Crusaders.

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