Tuesday girls hoops roundup: Kent City outlasts Sparta in non-league game

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The Kent City girls basketball team finished strong on Tuesday night, resulting in a 40-34 win over Sparta.

The Eagles led 7-6 through the first quarter and 18-14 at halftime. In the third, Sparta narrowed the gap, outscoring Kent City 13-11 to cut its deficit to two points at 29-27.

Kent City responded with an 11-7 fourth quarter tear.

Kenzie Bowers was the go-to on offense for Kent City, scoring a game-high 18 points. Jenna Harrison chipped in with eight points and Taryn Preston with six.

The Eagles improved to 12-1 overall and remains 5-0 in conference play.

O-K BLACK CONFERENCE

REETHS-PUFFER 58, GR KENOWA HILLS 15- The Rockets were paced by Lauren Ross with 24 points, seven steals and 14 rebounds, while Ariel Walker added nine points.

JENISON 60, MONA SHORES 31 – The Sailors defense struggled early, trailing 17-8 in the first and 29-18 at the half. Mona Shores was outscored 14-10 in the third quarter.

Brooke LeRoux led the Sailors with 10 points.

Mona Shores fell to 5-7 overall and 2-3 in conference play and will host to Fruitport on Friday.

MUSKEGON 46, FRUITPORT 20 – The Big Reds led 11-3 after the first quarter and 20-14 at halftime. Muskegon went off in the second half, going on a 26-6 tear.

Fruitport was led by Ellie Fisher with eight points, 17 rebounds and three blocks while Sydney Bol chipped in with six points and six rebounds.

Muskegon improved to 8-5 overall and 4-1 in conference while the Trojans fell to 5-6 overall and 1-4 in conference.

O-K BLUE CONFERENCE

SPRING LAKE 50, GR CATHOLIC CENTRAL 36- The Lakers scored the first eight points of the game but only led 19-17 at haltime.

Spring Lake built a 36-25 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Phoebe Saunders paced the Lakers with 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Abbi Perkins added 13 points. Jennifer Judge chipped in with 12 points.

Spring Lake is now 4-8 overall and 3-2 in league play.

NON-LEAGUE

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 50, TRI-UNITY 30- The Warriors managed to win a non-league game despite being without some key players.

Kelcea Waller stepped up for WMC, scoring 15 points along with 10 rebound, five steals and three assists. Greta VanderHeide chipped in with 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

The Warriors led 8-7 after the opening stanza, 26-11 at halftime and 39-19 through three quarters.

WMC is now 8-4 on the season and 4-1 in league action.

HESPERIA 62, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 27 – The Panthers got off to a great start offensively, leading 15-4 in the first quarter and maintaining a 24-8 advantage at the half. Hesperia outscored Catholic 13-8 in the third quarter.

Emily Bayle paced the Panthers with 29 points. Emmi Tinkham recorded 13 points and a team-high 14 rebounds while Rachell Romero added 13 points. Becci Castillo dished out eight assists for Hesperia.

The Panthers improved to 5-6 overall and 2-2 in league play, while MCC is now 1-10 overall and 1-4 in conference action.

GR UNION 39, FREMONT 35 – Despite trailing 12-4 in the first, the Packers bounced back to carry a 15-12 lead into the half.

Fremont was outscored 17-11 in the third quarter and couldn’t close the gap in the final stanza.

Paige Vandenberg led the Packers with 18 points and eight rebounds while Natalie Jamieson added seven rebounds and four steals.

The Packers are now 8-4 overall and still 7-0 in conference play. They play host to Reed City on Friday.

ALLIANCE LEAGUE

FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 64, WEST MICHIGAN AVIATION ACADEMY 25 – The Eagles got off to a great start, jumping out to an 18-4 lead in the first quarter. Senior Kelsey Richards kept the momentum going throughout the game, recording a team-high 30 points and ten rebounds for Calvary.

Lizzie Cammenga followed with 18 points and seven assists while Kyra Hamilton recorded nine rebounds and five steals.

Calvary improved to 11-2 overall and 4-0 in league play.

 

 

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