Junior guard Iyana Brown poured in 24 points and swiped five steals, helping Fruitport’s varsity girls basketball team erase a one-point halftime deficit and defeat Grant, 39-32.

lsj-fb-logoThe Trojans had a very strong third quarter, helping them take a nine-point lead heading into the fourth.

Alyssa Veihl pitched into the winning effort with 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Grant (9-3, 5-1) was led by Ashley Herin with 10 points and Laura Boukamp with eight points.

FRUITPORT CALVARY 70, GRAND RIVER PREP 35 – Fruitport Calvary Christian responded to last year’s loss to Grand River Prep by soaring to a 68-24 lead in the third quarter and coasting to the win. Leading the Eagles were Allyson Richards with 22 points and 11 rebounds, Hannah Roberts with 17 points and four assists, Kelsey Richards with 13 points and eight rebounds and Madison Heiss with 10 points. Kyleah Sutherland contributed eight steals and Jordyn Hamilton added eight assists. Rayven Mondy scored 22 points for Grand River Prep.

COVENANT CHRISTIAN 59, KENT CITY 39 — Kent City fell behind 34-24 at the half to Covenant Christian and couldn’t recover in their loss. McKenna Carlson hit three 3-pointers and led the Eagles with 13 points. Meghan Boyd added eight. Covenant Christian connected on seven 3-pointers during the contest, including five from guard Kara Minderhoud, who led all scorers with 19 points.
WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 51, SAUGATUCK 28Aubrey Goorman led the Warriors on a 17-3 first quarter run with six of her 16 points in the quarter. Goorman also finished with eight rebounds for WMC, which used a pesky press to cause the Indians problems early on. Katelyn Wright posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 steals and Haylee Moser chipped in nine points. Jessica Eekhoff pulled down seven rebounds and Kristina Veurink had six assists and five rebounds for WMC.

MANISTEE 47, LUDINGTON 39: The Chippewas raced out to a 20-6 first-quarter lead and held off the Orioles in a non-conference battle. Ludington crept to within four points in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t take over the lead. Emily Thompson led Manistee with 17 points.