Girls hoops roundup: Kent City beats Hesperia, clinches CSAA Silver championship

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Kent City girls basketball team wrapped up the CSAA Silver Division championship with a 71-35 victory over Hesperia on Friday.

The Eagles took control early, jumping out to a 29-6 lead after one quarter and carrying a commanding 41-11 advantage into halftime.

Kenzie Bowers dominated the contest, draining nine triples and leading the Eagles with 29 points. Joan Carr followed with 13 points while Jenna Harrison added nine.

Emily Bayle led Hesperia with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Emmi Tinkham followed with 10 points and ten rebounds. 

The Eagles improved to 18-1 overall and 9-0 in league play. Hesperia falls to 8-9 and 4-5. 

CSAA

HOLTON 36, LAKEVIEW 32 – The Red Devils picked up their first CSAA Silver victory of the season.

Holton trailed 6-2 after the opening quarter but bounced back in the second quarter outscoring the Wildcats by a 17-13 margin to tie the game 19-19 at halftime.

The Red Devils outscored Lakeview by a slim 8-7 margin in the third quarter to take a 27-26 lead.

Holton scored nine of the final 15 points of the contest. 

Maddie Bosset led the Red Devils with 11 points while Alissa Armstrong had nine.

Holton is now 5-13 overall and 1-8 in conference play.

FREMONT 44, GRANT 37 – The Packers had the edge in the first half, leading 8-3 in the first quarter and 22-10 at halftime.

Fremont maintained its momentum in the second half, holding an 11-point advantage after three quarters. 

Calla Miller led the Packers with 16 points and six rebounds, while Natalie Jamieson finished with eight points and 10 rebounds. 

Kristen Throop led Grant with 15 points while Jaycee Rider followed with 14. 

The Packers improved to 13-5 overall and are 11-1 in conference play, while Grant fell 5-13 on the season and 5-7 in league action. 

LAKES 8

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 49, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 25 – The Warriors trailed 10-6 after one quarter, then outscored MCC 14-6 to take a 20-16 lead at halftime.

WMC led 29-20 after three quarters, then pulled away in the fourth.

Taylor Folkema’s paced the Warriors with 27 points, 10 steals and six rebounds, Kyla Wiersema added 15 points. 

Calvin’Nae Simmons paced the Crusaders with 12 points. 

WMC improved to 13-5 overall and 2-7 in the conference. MCC is 3-15 and 2-7. 

JENISON 65, FRUITPORT 32 -The Trojans dropped a conference game Friday night to Jenison. The Trojans fell behind in the first quarter 23-9. The Trojans cut the lead in the second, trailing 31-19 at halftime. Jenison widend the lead in the third, and cruised to a victory.

Sydney Bol paced the Trojans with 20 points and six rebounds, while Ellie Fisher had four points and six rebounds.

LUDINGTON 54, MUSKEGON HEIGHTS 6 – The Orioles shut down their opponent during the first half leading 42-0 after two quarters.

Keelyn Laird led the effort for Ludington, scoring 13 points, while Zoee Zartaga followed with 12 and Hailey Stowe chipped in with nine. Eight other players also scored for the Orioles.

The Tigers were paced by Juliyah Wilburn and Kiyoshia Sims with three points apiece.

The Orioles improved to 14-4 overall and 9-0 in conference action, while Muskegon Heights fell to 5-11 on the season and 3-6 in league play.

 

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