Thursday girls hoops roundup: Hesperia cruises to 31-point win over Lakeview

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The Hesperia girls basketball team cruised to a 65-34 victory over Lakeview in C.S.A.A play on Thursday night.

This conference game was all Panthers from the beginning as they jumped out to an early 18-7 advantage in the first and had a 32-12 lead going into halftime.

Hesperia stretched its lead in the third, outscoring Lakeview by a 20-6 margin.

Emily Bayle paced the Panthers with 24 points. Becci Castillo followed with 17 points and four assists while Rachel Romero added 13 points and six boards.

Emily Tinkham recorded a team-high seven rebounds for Hesperia and Katie Frees led the defense with eight steals. 

The Panthers improved to 7-8 overall and 4-4 in league play. 

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 69, MUSKEGON HEIGHTS 15 – Taylor
Folkema’s 23 points propelled the Warriors to a road win on Thursday night.

WMC had the first-half advantage, outscoring the Tigers 22-5 in the first quarter and leading 38-5 at the half.

The Warriors went on a 16-5 run in the third quarter, stretching their lead. 

Kyla Wiersma recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors. Greta VanderHeide shot 75 percent from the floor and added 12 points while Esther Hartley drained eight straight points to give the WMC a spark. Kelcea Waller dished out nine assists.

The Warriors improved to 11-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play, while Muskegon Heights fell to 5-10 overall and 3-5 in league action. 

MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 41, ORCHARD VIEW 21 – The Crusaders had the advantage early, leading 14-7 after one quarter and maintaining an 18-7 halftime margin.

Catholic went on a 12-2 run in the third quarter. 

McKenna Gentry led the Crusaders with 12 points, while Hazel Rodriguez added eight and Erin Lavigne chipped in with six. 

The Crusaders improved to 3-12 overall and are 2-6 in conference play. 

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