Friday girls basketball roundup: WMC girls win their fifth straight game

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The Western Michigan Christian girls basketball team extended its winning streak to five games with a 44-19 victory over Manistee on Friday in a Lakes 8 Conference matchup.

WMC was able to slow Manistee’s offense, holding the Chippewas to under 10 points in the first half. The Warriors led 23-8 at halftime and cruised from there.

The Warriors were paced by Taylor Folkema with 23 points and eight steals. Kyla Wiersema chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.

The win moves WMC to 7-4 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

LAKES 8

LUDINGTON 65, ORCHARD VIEW 11 – The Orioles jumped ahead 22-3 after the first quarter, then outscored the Cardinals 23-1 in the second.

The Orioles never allowed more than five points in a quarter.

Ludington was led by Zoee Zartarga and De’Lahna Porter with 12 points apiece. Keelyn Laird added nine points.

O-K BLACK

JENISON 64, FRUITPORT 30  – The Trojans fell behind early, trailing 12-2 in the first and 27-10 at the half.

Ellie Fisher led the Trojans with 13 points and six blocks. Sydney Bol recorded 10 points and five rebounds while Kennah Vermerris added four assists.

Fruitport fell to 5-5 overall and 1-3 in league action.

O-K RED

CALEDONIA 34, GRAND HAVEN 26 – The Buccaneers fell behind 12-4 in the first quarter, and trailed 19-12 at halftime.

Grand Haven managed to trim its deficit to 27-22 going into the fourth quarter, but couldn’t close the gap down the stretch.

Jolee Houle led the Buccaneers with nine points and six rebounds. Caydee Constant also chipped in with six points, three steals and two assists.

Grand Haven fell to 6-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

CSAA

FREMONT 56, CHIPPEWA HILLS 21 – The Packers jumped out to a 16-8 lead in the first quarter and used a 17-1 run in the second to take a 33-9 lead into halftime.

Chloe Shriver led Fremont with 12 points while Paige Vandenburg had nine points and 10 rebounds. Ten different players scored for the Packers, who were a perfect 13-for-13 at the free throw line.

The Packers improved to 8-3 overall and 7-0 in CSAA Gold play.

KENT CITY 61, HOLTON 21 – Kent City exploded for a 24-0 first quarter advantage and led 30-2 at halftime.

Kenzie Bowers paced the Eagles with 17 points, followed by Karyn Preston with 12. Nine different players were on the scoresheet for the Eagles on the night.

Madi Basset led Holton with nine points.

Kent City improved to 12-1 overall and is 5-0 in the conference, while Holton fell to 2-8 overall and is 0-5 in the conference.

NON-CONFERENCE

REETHS PUFFER 80, SPRING LAKE 57 – The Rockets only led 14-12 after one quarter, then pulled away with a 22-12 edge in the second and 20-13 in the third.

Lauren Ross paced the Rockets with 34 points while Trina Lewis added 10 points. Leading the Lakers were Abbi Perkins and Jennifer Judge with 13 points and six rebounds apiece. Phoebe Saunders had 13 points and five boards.

The Rockets improved to 10-2 on the season. Spring Lake fell to 3-8.

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