The Ludington boys basketball team remains in a three-way tie for first place in the Lakes 8 after defeating Muskegon Heights 55-41 on Friday night.

The Orioles trailed 40-38 heading into the fourth quarter but went on a 17-1 run during the final stanza.

Peyton Lacombe, Brayden Porter and Jake Plamondon each contributed with 14 points for Ludington while Plamondon also pulled down nine rebounds.

The Tigers were led by Jakari Edwards with a game-high 17 points.

Ludington improved to 11-6 overall and 7-2 in conference play, while the Tigers are now 3-12 on the season and 3-6 in league action.


MONTAGUE 45, SHELBY 33 -Asher Erickson led the Wildcats with 15 points, followed by Chase Peterson and Tate Stine with 10 points each. Logan Metcalf chipped in with six points for Montague.

Shelby was paced by Joseph Hayes with 14 points.

The Wildcats trailed 10-6 after the opening quarter, then tied the game 16-16 at halftime. Montague outscored the Tigers by an 18-9 margin during the third quarter to take a 34-25 lead heading into the fourth frame.

Montague is now 8-9 overall and 6-7 in conference play, while the Tigers are 2-14 on the season and 2-11 in league action.

NORTH MUSKEGON 68, HART 47 – The Norse jumped out to an early 16-9 lead after the first quarter, maintained a 32-25 advantage at the half and held a 48-37 lead going into the fourth.

North Muskegon was led by John Hayhurst with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Brennen McManus added 16 points and Trevor Schultz had eight points and four steals. 

Hunter Tubbs paced the Pirates with 12 points, while Zach Bitely added nine points, five rebounds and five assists.  

North Muskegon improved to 12-5 overall and 9-4 in conference play, while the Pirates fell to 4-14 on the season and 0-13 in league action. 


KENT CITY 76, HESPERIA 21 – The Eagles led 39-11 at halftime and extended their lead by 27 during the second half.

Eli Carlson paced the Eagles with a game-high 19 points, while Hesperia was led by freshman Armando Escobedo with six.

Kent City improved to 10-7 overall and 8-1 in conference play while the Panther are now 0-18 on the season.

HOLTON 47, LAKEVIEW 30-The Red Devils led 10-8 after the first quarter and 19-17 at halftime.

Holton extended its lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Wildcats by a 12-8 margin to take a 31-25 advantage at the start of the fourth quarter. 

Nathan Slowik paced the Red Devils with 23 points, while Drew Trygsted chipped in with eight and Aidan Poling had seven.

The Red Devils improved to 11-6 overall and 6-3 in conference play.


PENTWATER 55 MANISTEE CATHOLIC CENTRAL 41- The Falcons led 18-7 after the first quarter and 30-13 at halftime.

The Sabres cut into the lead in the third quarter, outscoring Pentwater by a 23-18 margin to make the score 48-31 after three stanzas.

The Falcons were led by Khole Hofmann with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Gannon McDonough pitched in with 17 points and Blake Brigindahl had six points and seven steals. 

Pentwater is now 14-2 overall on the season and 13-1 in league play.