WM Conference girls hoops: Mason County, Whitehall, Oakridge and Shelby post victories

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The Mason County Central girls basketball team overcame an early deficit and rallied to defeat Hart 58-49 in West Michigan Conference action on Friday.

After trailing 14-7 after the first quarter, the Spartans outscored the Pirates 19-7 to take a 26-21 lead at halftime, then grabbed a 40-32 edge after three.

Madisen Bennett led the way for the Spartans (10-3, 6-2) with 14 points and six rebounds while Rachel Allen added 13 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and three steals.

Yasmin Colon paced the Pirates (6-8, 3-5) with 17 points.

WHITEHALL 44, RAVENNA 33 – Whitehall used a 13-5 run in the second half to pull away for the victory. The Vikings led 19-11 at the half and 32-18 heading into the fourth. The Bulldogs outscored Whitehall 15-12 in the final quarter but it wasn’t enough. Sierra Spann led the Vikings (7-6, 4-5) with nine points and eight rebounds while Greta Hosticka added eight points and four steals. For the Bulldogs (1-13, 0-9), Megan Crowley led the way with 14 points and eight rebounds.

OAKRIDGE 58, MONTAGUE 35 – Sophia Wiard stuffed the stat sheet Friday night for Oakridge in its conference victory. After a slow start to the game, the Eagles led 24-13 heading into the half and 45-23 after the third. Wiard led the Eagles with 29 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and six steals. Grace Meacham paced the Wildcats (7-6, 5-4) with 13 points and eight rebounds while Braquelle Osborne added 12 points and five rebounds.

SHELBY 60, NORTH MUSKEGON 40 – A 31-point outburst from Jenny Beckman helped lead the Tigers to victory. Shelby came out hot, leading 22-10 after the first quarter, and took a 35-22 advantage into halftime. The Tigers extended the lead to 54-37 after the third to ice the game. Tori Mussell added 12 points for the Tigers (11-3, 8-1). Chandler Falkowski and Ellie Hayhurst led the way with 10 and nine points, respectively, for the Norse (1-11, 0-9).

 

 

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