Local Sports Journal

Spring Lake’s 22-4 second quarter outburst propelled the Lakers over Muskegon Catholic 51-32 Friday in the Lakes 8 Conference girls basketball opener for both schools.

Rikko Johnson led the Lakers with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four steals.  Kelsee Zuidema added 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Lakers improved to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in the conference while the Crusaders dropped to 1-1 and 0-1 in the conference.

“The first half dictated the game for us,” said Spring Lake coach Rich Hyde. ”When we had a chance to run we did and when we didn’t have a chance to run we were patient.”

Talia Tyler led the Crusaders with 13 points while Zee Harris added 11 points.

Lakes 8 Conference

Ludington 63, Fremont 28 – Kali Wahr led the Orioles (2-0, 1-0) with 14 points, six rebounds, and four assists while Claire Flewelling added 13 points. The Orioles jumped out to a 33-14 halftime lead then cruised to the Lakes 8 Conference victory. Lexi Bradley led the Packers (0-2, 0-1) with eight points and nine rebounds.

West Michigan Conference

Oakridge 68, Whitehall 24 – Oakridge grabbed a 25-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back. Hannah Reinhold led the Eagles (1-1, 1-0) with 25 points while Megan Larabee added 12 points. Emily MacArthur led the Vikings (0-2, 0-1) with 14 points and nine rebounds.

Shelby 48, Montague 39 – Chloe Sillman had 20 points to lead Shelby (1-1, 1-0) while Jenny Beckman added 11. Montague (1-1, 0-1) was led by Sydney Stine and Katie Webster, who had 12 and 10 points, respectively. Emma Flagstead added nine rebounds and four blocks for the Wildcats.

Mason County Central 53, ,Ravenna 25 – Mason County Central shut out Ravenna in the first quarter and only gave up four points in both the second and third quarters.

North Muskegon 51 Hart 49 (OT) Olivia Duncan had 26 points for North Muskegon, while Baylee Draper had 17 points and Madison Hegedus added 10 rebounds for the Pirates.


Greenville 59, Reeths-Puffer 55 – Delaney Bolles led the Rockets (1-1) with 17 points in a losing effort. Tamyria and Kalisa Williams added 11 points each while Brooke Larabee had eight rebounds. The Rockets lost the lead in the game with 1:31 to play.

Potter’s House 39, Western Michigan Christian 27 – The Warriors failed to overcome a 17-5 first quarter deficit to fall to 1-1 on the season.WMC’s Cassie Kingma had 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals while Harlie Hubers added nine points. Jessica Eekhoff had10 rebounds for the Warriors.