Thursday girls hoops roundup: Whitehall wins close game against Mason County Central

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The Whitehall girls basketball team held on to beat Mason County Central 56-53 on Thursday in West Michigan Conference play.

The Vikings jumped out to a 15-8 lead after the first quarter and led 28-16 at halftime. Mason County Central cut its deficit to 37-34 through three quarters after going on a 19-9 run.

Whitehall maintained its three-point advantage throughout the final stanza.

Kacy Jeffries paced the Vikings with 16 points, with 12 coming during the second half.

Greta Hosticka added 13 points and six assists for Whitehall while Riliegh Thommen chipped in with 12 points and four steals. Sierra Spann had a huge night under the glass with 15 rebounds.

The Vikings are now 12-2 overall on the season and 10-2 in league play.

The Spartans were paced by Maddy Bladzik with 12 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. Kelsey Kosiboski had 12 points and seven rebounds while Rachel Allen contributed with 11 points and four steals.

Mason County Central is now 11-4 on the season and 9-3 in WMC play.

OAKRIDGE 67, NORTH MUSKEGON 36- Brie Pastor paced the Eagles with 22 points while Sophia Wiard added 20 points, eight assists and six steals. Halle Jennings led Oakridge under the basket with seven rebounds.

Chandler Falkowski paced the Norse with seven points.

HART 46, MONTAGUE 25- The Pirates played a strong defensive game to avenge an earlier loss to Montague.

Nicole Rockwell paced Hart with 14 points while Xasha Gonzalez and Tressa Swihart each added eight.

The Pirates led 10-6 after the first quarter, 28-19 at halftime and 38-19 through three quarters.

RAVENNA 26, SHELBY 20- The Tigers were led in a losing effort by Kendall Zoulek with seven points while Lexi Schultz had seven rebounds.

Shelby is now 2-13 on the season and 1-10 in league play.

ALLIANCE LEAGUE

FRUITPORT CALVARY 57, BATTLE CREEK CALHOUN CHRISTIAN 42-Kelsey Richards paced the Eagles with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Lizzie Cammenga added 13 points and five assists. Brionna Johnson chipped in with 12 points, 12 rebounds and six steals.

Fruitport Calvary, which is 12-3 and 6-0 in league play, will have a chance to clinch its seventh straight Alliance Conference title with a win tomorrow night.

 

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