Friday girls hoops roundup: Ludington beats WMC to remain unbeaten in Lakes 8

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The Ludington girls basketball team nipped Western Michigan Christian 44-38 on Friday to remain unbeaten in the Lakes 8 Conference.

WMC led 19-18 at halftime, then Ludington tied the game 27-27 heading into the final quarter. The Orioles sealed the victory with a 17-11 advantage in the fourth.

Hailey Stowe led Ludington with 17 points, followed by De’Lahna Porter with 14.

WMC’s Taylor Folkema put up a game-high 19 points, along with eight rebounds and five steals. Kyla Wiersema chipped in with nine points and seven rebounds.

Ludington improved to 12-2 overall and 7-0 in conference play. WMC is now 10-5 overall and 5-2 in league action.

LAKES 8

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS 40, ORCHARD VIEW 39 – The Tigers outscored the Cardinals 17-5 in the second quarter, led 26-13 at halftime, then held off a furious Cardinal rally in the second half.

Allie TenHove had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Orchard View. Tara McGrath also scored 11 while Kyah McGruther chipped in 11 points. Muskegon Heights did not report its scoring totals.

MANISTEE 45, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 31 – The Crusaders fell behind early, trailing 11-7 after the first quarter, 23-14 at halftime and 34-22 after three quarters.

Jailyn Johnson paced the Crusaders with 15 points. Muskegon Catholic, now 2-12 overall and 1-7 in league play, hosts Holland Black River next Wednesday.

O-K BLACK

REETHS PUFFER 54, JENISON 51– Lauren Ross had a big night for the Rockets, totaling 30 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists.  

Bella Borgeson added nine points for Reeths-Puffer, while Trina Lewis scored six points and collected four rebounds. 

The Rockets improved to 14-2 overall.

KENOWA HILLS 37, FRUITPORT 23 – The two teams battled to a 16-16 tie at halftime, but the Trojans couldn’t find the basket in the second half. Kenowa Hills outscored Fruitport 21-6 in the final two quarters to seal the win.

Fruitport was led by Sydney Bol with 13 points and three steals. Kennah VerMerris added five points.

The Trojans fell to 6-8 overall and 1-6 in conference play.

O-K RED

WEST OTTAWA 52, GRAND HAVEN 38 – Grand Haven led 12-9 after one quarter, then West Ottawa took control with a 16-9 edge in the second quarter and a 22-11 advantage in the third.

Zoe Spoelman led the Bucs with 11 points, Molly Long had 10 and Jolee Houle added nine. Spoelman also had six rebounds and five blocks.

Grand Haven is now 8-6 overall and 2-5 in the O-K Red.

O-K BLUE

ALLENDALE 41, SPRING LAKE 36 – Spring Lake trailed 25-16 at halftime, then cut its deficit to four points several times in the second half before falling short. 

Zoe Walters led Spring Lake with 14 points while Abbi Perkins finished with eight. 

The Lakers are now 4-10 overall and 3-4 in the conference.

CSAA

KENT CITY 67, LAKEVIEW 2 – The Eagles dominated on both ends of the court, leading 24-2 after the first quarter and maintaining a commanding 42-2 advantage at the half.

Kent City outscored Lakeview 16-0 in the third frame and 9-0 during the final stanza.

Kenzie Bowers led a balanced Kent City offense with 16 points, while Lexie Bowers and Mikayla Loew each added 10. Taryn Preston finished with nine for the Eagles.

Kent City improved to 15-1 overall and remain undefeated at 7-0 in league play. 

BIG RAPIDS 40, FREMONT 35 – The Packers jumped out to a 9-6 lead after one quarter and maintained a 17-12 advantage at halftime.

Fremont struggled during the second half, allowing a 12-7 run by Big Rapids to force a 24-24 tie heading into the fourth. Big Rapids locked up the victory with a 16-11 edge in the final eight minutes.

Paige Vandenberg led the Packers with eight points and 12 rebounds. Calla Miller and Chloe Shriver added seven points each.

The Packers are now 10-5 overall and 8-1 in conference play.

WHITE CLOUD 54, HESPERIA 30 – White Cloud limited the Panther offense to only eight points in the first half.

Emily Bayle led Hesperia with 12 points along with four assists and four steals. Becci Castillo chipped in with 10 points.

Hesperia dropped to 6-8 overall and 3-4 in conference play.

WEST MICHIGAN D

PENTWATER 46, BRETHREN 29- Jhordan Miller-Rowe led the Falcons with 20 points, while Terra Cluchey added 15 points, nine rebounds, five steals and four assists.

Pentwater led 11-9 at the end of the first quarter, 22-14 at halftime and 40-20 heading into the fourth.

The Falcons improved to 5-9 on the season and 3-7 in conference action.

ALLIANCE LEAGUE

FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 59, HOLLAND BLACK RIVER 47 – The Eagles won their 56th straight Alliance League game. 

Kelsey Richards led the Eagles with 40 points and 11 rebounds while Lizzie Cammenga chipped in with 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals.

The Eagles are now 6-0 in the conference and 14-2 overall.

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