Local Sports Journal

Whitehall pulled away in the second half in earning a 64-49 West Michigan Conference win over Ravenna in girls basketball on Tuesday night.

The Vikings led 25-23 at halftime and outscored the Bulldogs 39-26 in the second half.

Jenna Pesch scored 22 points to lead Whitehall and Emily McArthur added 15 points and 17 rebounds.

Brandi Balzer scored 12 points and Janelle Uganski had five assists for the Vikings.

Melissa McWatters led Ravenna with 15 points and Courtney Schullo added 11.

“This was not our best performance tonight by any means. We still got the job done, but we need to play better defensively if we are going to finish stronger here at the end of the season, ” Whitehall coach Rachel Kent said. “We have three games left that we need to work hard in and then hopefully heading the districts with some confidence.”