Girls hoops 1/12: Calvary Christian downs state-ranked Black River, Reeths-Puffer pounds Muskegon Heights

Local Sports Journal

The Fruitport Calvary girls basketball team knows if it wants to be the best, it has to beat the best.

The Eagles played state-ranked Holland Black River on the road on Monday and came away with an impressive 61-54 victory.

“I feel good about how our girls came out prepared,” said Fruitport Calvary coach Brad Richards, whose team improved to 5-1 on the season. “The girls communicated with each other on the floor. I saw a lot of character tonight and I am real pleased with the victory.”

Taylor Richards led the Eagles with 31 points and 21 rebounds while Allyson Richards added 16 points and 16 rebounds.

Allyson Richards had a memorable night, eclipsing the 750-career point mark.

Reeths-Puffer 72, Muskegon Heights 23 – The Rockets jumped out to a 48-8 halftime lead.  Brooke Larabee led the Rockets with 26 points and 10 rebounds while Delaney Bolles and Elysia Mattos added 13 points each. Frendreka Watkins-Oliver paced the Tigers with 11 points.

Grand River Prep 67, Muskegon Catholic 33 – Grand Rapids Prep’s Mariah McCully had 32 points, nine rebounds, three assists and five steals in the drubbing. Muskegon Catholic fell behind 19-5 after one quarter and couldn’t recover. Zhane Harris led the Crusaders with 10 points.


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