Girls hoops roundup: Western Michigan Christian clinches Lakes 8 championship

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The Western Michigan Christian girls basketball team clinched the Lakes 8 Conference championship on Friday night with a 60-20 win over Orchard View.

The Warriors are now 7-0 in the conference and have one game remaining against second-place Ludington, which has two losses.

The Warriors put the Cardinals away early Friday night, leading 21-2 at the first stop, 38-4 at intermission and 56-16 going into the final quarter.

WMC was led by Aubrey Goorman with 13 points and five assists, followed by Madison Heiss with 12 points, Anna Sytsema with 10 points and six rebounds and Meghan Heiss with eight points.

Orchard View was led by Denyah Oakes with 10 points.

LUDINGTON 46, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 34 – The Orioles used a strong defensive effort to force 19 steals en route to victory. Leading by just two points after the first quarter, the Orioles outscored the Crusaders 11-2 in the second quarter to lead 21-10 at the break. The Crusaders cut the deficit to 28-21 heading into the fourth but Ludington used an 18-13 advantage in the final eight minutes to close the door. Mackenzie Howe led the Orioles with 13 points and added nine rebounds and Mackenzie Luce had six steals.

CSAA

FREMONT 46, NEWAYGO 30 – A strong defensive effort allowed the Packers to hold the Lions to single-digit scoring in the first three quarters. Leading 12-5 after the first quarter and just 16-13 at halftime, the Packers outscored the Lions 15-6 in the third quarter to take a 31-19 lead. Fremont (9-9, 5-7) had five players scoring seven or more points. Calla Miller led with 11 points and five steals. Chloe Shriver added nine points, Paige Vandenberg scored eight points while Anna Patenge and Natalie Jamieson scored seven points apiece.

KENT CITY 61, MORLEY STANWOOD 35 – Zara Weber’s 23-point outburst led the Eagles. Kent City jumped out to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter and played the Mohawks even in the second quarter to hold a 22-11 lead at the break. The Eagles sealed the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Mohawks 25-11. Jenna Harrison and Kenzie Bowers each tallied 16 points for Kent City (16-3).

ALLIANCE LEAGUE

FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTAIN 51, GRAND RIVER PREP 35 – Kelsey Richards stuffed the stat sheet Friday night as the Eagles flew past the Titans in an Alliance League battle. Richards led the Eagles (16-3, 10-0) with 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists while Lizzie Cammenga had 14 points and eight rebounds. Shaniah Jones led the Titans in scoring with 12 points.

O-K BLUE

COMSTOCK PARK 57, SPRING LAKE 52 (OT) – Spring Lake held a 37-25 lead to start the fourth quarter but couldn’t withstand a 21-9 Comstock Park run that was capped off by an Annabelle Pattillo 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in regulation. Spring Lake couldn’t swing the momentum back in its favor and was outscored 11-6 in the extra period. Jenna Core paced the Lakers with 15 points and Madelyn Nelson added 11.

 

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