Local Sports Journal

HART – Up seven heading into the fourth quarter, the Montague girls basketball team turned it on Tuesday night in the final frame, outscoring the host Hart Pirates 17-4 across that stretch to notch the 48-28 West Michigan Conference victory.

Both teams entered the contest winless.

Montague (1-3, 1-1) led 12-7 after one and 25-17 at the break.

Senior Morgan Shugars finished with 21 points, a dozen steals and three assists for the Wildcats, while junior teammate Katie Webster added eight points.

Anna Hetzler finished with eight points to lead Hart (0-4, 0-2).