Muskegon’s varsity girls basketball team struggled shooting — especially in the second half — and was dealt a 56-48 non-conference loss by Lansing Waverly on Tuesday.
The Big Reds were outscored 37-28 in the second half.
Senior forward Mardrekia Cook came up big with a season-high double-double of 32 points and 10 rebounds. Diynisti Dowell had nine rebounds and five points.
MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 37, WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 34 – Western Michigan Christian outscored Muskegon Catholic 13-7 in the fourth quarter but the Warriors’ comeback effort fell just short. With five seconds remaining in the game, the Warriors inbounded the ball and had a three-point attempt from the corner roll out. The Crusaders grabbed the rebound as time expired, walking out with a road victory. Talia Taylor led the Crusaders (8-10, 2-6) with 11 points, while Zoie Price added six points and 13 rebounds. Katelyn Wright led the Warriors (8-8) with 12 points on the night.
FREMONT 34, WHITEHALL 31 (OT) – Fremont outscored Whitehall 7-4 in overtime to win on the road in non-conference action. After missing a free throw that could have won the game in regulation with one second remaining, Bre Harris scored four of her 17 points in overtime to lead all scorers. The Packers (6-12, 1-6) went on a 7-0 run in overtime after Whitehall scored the first four points. Melissa Shoup led the Vikings (3-14, 2-10) with 16 points on the night.
FRUITPORT 47, ZEELAND EAST 39 — The Trojans (15-2, 7-1) continued a strong season with a non-conference win over Zeeland East (5-12, 4-3) on Tuesday. Fruitport led throughout, keeping the lead above five points for the majority of the contest. Iyana Brown scored 28 points to lead the Trojans. Alyssa Veihl and Emily Winicki each added six for Fruitport. Olivia Putnam scored 12 to lead the Chix while Megan Morehouse had 11.