Local Sports Journal

Fruitport Calvary Christian used a third quarter attack and the efforts of Taylor Richards to top Hart 58-45 in non-conference girls basketball on Friday.

Richards scored 38 points, grabbed 19 rebounds, had five blocked shots and four assists on the night.

“She (Taylor Richards) dominated at times and mixed up her game really well,” said Fruitport Calvary Christian coach Brad Richards. “Our guards made great passes to her too. She willed us to win tonight. She said, ‘We are not going to lose'”.

The Eagles fought off a scrappy Hart squad with a 22-9 third-quarter run after leading 30-22 at half. Richards scored 12 points in the quarter.

“Hart’s a good team,” Richards said. “They are well coached and have the potential to beat anyone in the West Michigan Conference.”

Also leading the Eagles was Allyson Richards with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Britney Zehr had six points and seven assists while Jordyn Hamilton had five assists.

Hart’s Yasmine Colon put up her best effort of the season with 18 points. Madison Hegedus scored 11 points and Faith Ramierez had six steals.

Kent City 65, Grand Rapids West Catholic 42: The Eagles opened with a 20-8 first quarter lead and never looked back. Kaitlyn Geers led Kent City with 17 points, Bailey Freeland scored 13 points and Kendal Carlson put in 11. Meghan Boyd chipped in nine points and Paige Mortensen scored eight.

Western Michigan Christian 44, Saugatuck 23: The Warriors used a 16-2 third-quarter edge to walk away with the win. Harlie Hubers and Cassie Kingma both scored nine points for WMC.