Whitehall only trailed by five points with three minutes left in the fourth quarter, but a series of turnovers down the stretch allowed Mason County Central (8-3, 7-1) to pull away and secure a 49-36 victory on Tuesday.
Whitehall’s Julie Brown led the Vikings (3-8, 2-6) with a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Melissa Shoup finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.
SHELBY 60, RAVENNA 21 – The Tigers recorded their sixth conference win of the season as they trounced the Bulldogs, who dropped to 0-8 overall and 0-7 in conference play. McKenna Peters led Shelby in scoring with 14 points. Jenny Beckman had 12 points of her own and Chloe Sillman added another 10 as the Tigers improved to 8-5 overall and 6-2 in the league.
HART 59, MONTAGUE 43 – The fast pace of the Pirates was enough to outlast the Wildcats (6-4, 3-4). Baylee Draper led Hart with 18 points and Yasmine Colon added another 15. With the win the Pirates move to 5-3 in conference play and 10-3 overall.
OAKRIDGE 58, NORTH MUSKEGON 23 — The Eagles (10-2, 8-0) remained on top of the West Michigan Conference race with the easy win. Oakridge outscored North Muskegon 17-2 in the opening quarter and cruised to victory. Hannah Reinhold led the Eagles with 28 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, while Sophia Wiard scored 11. Mya Duncan led the Norse (0-12, 0-8) with 17 points.