Girls hoops roundup: Kent City picks up ninth straight win against Kenowa Hills

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The Kent City girls basketball team ran its winning streak to nine games with a dominant non-conference win over Kenowa Hills on Tuesday. The Eagles controlled the game from the first quarter and won 74-34.

Kent City is now 17-1 on the season and a perfect 8-0 in CSAA Silver play. The Eagles have already clinched a share of the conference title, and can win the championship outright with a win against Hesperia on Friday.

The Eagles led 26-8 after the first quarter and 44-17 at halftime on Tuesday.

Kenzie Bowers led the way for the Eagles with 31 points. Jenna Harrison followed with 20 points, Lexie Bowers added 12 points and Taryn Preston had eight.

WEST MICHIGAN D LEAGUE

MANISTEE CATHOLIC CENTRAL 41, PENTWATER 37 — The Falcons fell behind early in Tuesday’s West Michigan D League contest and weren’t able to fully recover. 

Pentwater trailed 14-8 in the first quarter and faced a 20-17 deficit at halftime. The Falcons outscored Manistee Catholic Central 12-11 in the third frame to pull within 31-29, but were outscored 10-8 in the fourth quarter. 

Terra Cluchey paced the Falcons with 22 points and six boards. Mika Hugo followed with seven points while Jhordan Miller-Rowe recorded four blocks. 

Pentwater is now 6-11 overall and 4-9 in conference play. 

NON-CONFERENCE

HESPERIA 55, OAKRIDGE 42 — Emily Bayle’s 28 points gave the Panthers the edge in a non-conference matchup Tuesday night. 

Despite trailing 18-12 after one, the Panthers bounced back to tie the game at 28-28 at the half. Hesperia outscored the Eagles 12-5 in the third frame. 

Hesperia’s Emmi Tinkham added another double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Becci Castillo had five assists on the night. 

Hesperia improves to 8-8 overall and is 4-4 in league play.

NORTH MUSKEGON 58, SAUGATUCK 39 — A big second quarter led the Norse to a non-conference win Tuesday night. 

North Muskegon was outscored 12-11 in the first quarter, but dominated the second quarter 18-3 to take a 30-14 lead into half. The Norse pushed the lead to 48-28 heading into the fourth quarter. 

The Norse were led by Josee Cooke with 15 points. Chandler Falkowski pitched in with 11 points, while Jaala Ducan and Madi Clarke both scored nine. 

The Norse improved to 5-13 overall and are 3-10 in conference play.

CADILLAC 45, LUDINGTON 39 — After an even first half, a rough third quarter cost the Orioles in a non-conference game. Ludington maintained a slight 13-11 lead after one quarter. The game was tied 25-25 at the half. The Orioles struggled in the third frame, getting outscored 15-4, and couldn’t come back in the fourth. 

Katie Meysar paced the Orioles with eight points. De’Lahna Porter recorded six points and 12 rebounds while Zoee Zartarga added six points. 

The Orioles, now 13-4 overall and 8-0 in conference play, travel to Muskegon Heights on Friday.

WYOMING POTTER’S HOUSE 39, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 30 — The Crusaders struggled early in a low-scoring game Tuesday. MCC trailed 14-5 after the first quarter and 21-11 at the half. Heading into the final frame, Muskegon Catholic faced a 31-22 deficit. 

McKenna Gentry recorded a team-high 16 points for the Crusaders. 

Muskegon Catholic falls to 3-14 overall and 2-6 in conference play.

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