The Muskegon Catholic Central girls basketball team gained its first win of the season with a 51-26 victory over Orchard View in a Lakes 8 game on Friday night.

MCC led 10-6 after one quarter and 18-11 at halftime, then pulled away in the third quarter with a 13-4 advantage.

Payton Helton paced the Crusaders with 13 points while Claire Lavigne had nine. McKenna Gentry totaled seven points and five assists while Erin Lavigne dished out seven assists.

MCC is now 1-6 overall and 1-2 in conference play.


LUDINGTON 50, MANISTEE 19 – The Orioles took home the conference win with a solid defensive performance.

Ludington dominated from start to finish, holding Manistee to only seven points in the first half.

The Orioles were led by De’Lahna Porter with 12 points and Hailey Stowe with 10.

Ludington improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

WEST MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 66, MUSKEGON HEIGHTS 7 – The Warriors started the game with a 20-0 run and took a 34-7 lead into the half. WMC held Muskegon Heights scoreless in the second half.

Taylor Folkema led the Warriors with 24 points while Kyla Wiersema posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. 

The Warriors improved their conference record to 2-1.


FREMONT 51, CENTRAL MONTCALM 44 – The Packers overcame a slow start to get above .500 on the season.

Fremont trailed by as much as 10 points in the first half and 22-17 at halftime.

But the Packers came out hot in the second half, scoring two quick baskets to reduce their deficit to one, and ended up leading 32-31 after three quarters. The fourth quarter saw numerous lead changes, but the Packers made enough shots to pull out the win.

Chloe Shriver led Fremont with 14 points. Calla Miller added 12 points and six steals, Natalie Jamieson had 10 points and four steals, and Paige Vandenberg chipped in nine points.

Fremont is now 4-3 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

HESPERIA 46, LAKEVIEW 20 – Emilie Bayle had 22 points, 14 rebounds and eight steals in the conference victory.

The Panthers controlled the game throughout, scoring 28 to Lakeview’s 10 in the first half, and winning the second half 19-10.

Hesperia is now 2-5 overall and 2-1 in conference play.


FRUITPORT 33, KENOWA HILLS 22 – The Trojans led 12-6 at the end of the first quarter and 16-14 at halftime. They took control with a 10-2 advantage in the third quarter.

Ellie Fisher paced Fruitport with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Andi Quasebarth added nine points in the effort while Sydney Bol chipped in five points and four assists.

Fruitport is now 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

JENISON 58, REETHS-PUFFER 45 – Lauren Ross’s game-high 25 points weren’t enough for the Rockets, who suffered their first loss.

Ross also contributed four assists and three rebounds. Ariel Walker added eight points with three assists for the Rockets while Sophia Hekkema chipped in seven points and three assists.

Reeths-Puffer is now 7-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play.


SPRING LAKE 58, ALLENDALE 44Spring Lake grabbed an 18-5 lead after one quarter, but Allendale bounced back with a 14-5 edge in the second, leaving the Lakers clinging to a four-point lead at halftime.

The game was tied after three quarters, then Spring Lake pulled away with a 19-9 edge in the fourth.

Meah Bajt had 15 points for the Lakers while Jennifer Judge added 14. Abbigail Perkins and Phoebe Saunders chipped in seven points each, while Perkins had 10 rebounds and Saunders had nine rebounds and seven assists.

Spring Lake is now 2-4 overall on the season.


GRAND HAVEN 41, WEST OTTAWA 33 – Zoe Spoelman paced Grand Haven with 15 points, Molly Long added eight and Caydee Constant scored seven.

Long pulled down four rebounds, Constant had four steals and Jolee Houle and Alyssa Hatzel each dished out four assists.

Grand Haven is 5-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play.


MANISTEE CATHOLIC 37, PENTWATER 30 – Pentwater trailed by five points at halftime and cut it to two at the end of the third, trailing 27-25. The momentum didn’t carry over in the fourth, however, when the Falcons were outscored 10-5.

Terra Cluchey led Pentwater in scoring with seven points, Haidyn Adams added six and Mikaylyn Kenney had five.

Pentwater fell to 2-5 overall and 2-4 in conference play.