Taryn Thompson hit a short corner shot with five seconds remaining to give the Oakridge girls basketball team an exciting 43-42 victory over North Muskegon on Thursday in a West Michigan Conference matchup.
The Eagles won despite missing two key players, Kyla Stewart (flu) and Leah Lowry (ankle injury). Ema Fri paced Oakridge with 12 points and four steals, Delaney Ruel scored nine points, Macy Whipple had eight points and five steals and Deystini Lane totaled six points and four steals.
SHELBY 42, RAVENNA 29 – The Tigers opened up with a 16-6 lead after one quarter then cruised to the conference win.
Kendall Zoulek led Shelby with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Lexi Schultz added 14 points and six boards while Lauren Dean contributed five points and five assists.
Shelby is now 11-8 overall 8-6 in the conference.
WHITEHALL 50, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 32 – Kate Martin scored all 13 of her points in the second half to lead Whitehall to a comeback victory.
The Vikings trailed 10-2 after one quarter and 17-13 at halftime, before taking control with a 19-5 advantage in the third quarter and an 18-10 edge in the fourth.
Karleigh Jeffries added 10 points and seven rebounds for Whitehall.
Charlie Banks led MCC with nine points, Gabby Jensen added eight points and nine rebounds, and Nyah Tyron totaled seven points and four steals.
REETHS-PUFFER 62, FRUITPORT 31 – Lauren Ross had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Rockets.
Reeths-Puffer improved to 8-2 in the O-K Black Conference and is tied for first place with Jenison. Muskegon is a half game behind at 7-2.
Sophia Hekkema added 11 points for the Rockets while Ariel Walker added nine.
Sydney Bol had nine points and 10 rebounds for Fruitport. Cassie Kohnke added seven points while Ellie Fisher put up six points, eight rebounds and four blocks.
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PENTWATER 44, MASON COUNTY EASTERN 32 – Mason County Eastern led 10-9 after one quarter and 18-17 at halftime, but the Pentwater girls took control with a 12-3 advantage in the third.
Terra Cluchey had 16 points and Jhordan Miller-Rowe added 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for Pentwater.
BATTLE CREEK ACADEMY 84, FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 76 – A bad third quarter proved costly for Fruitport Calvary Christian.
Fruitport Calvary led 22-18 after one quarter and 42-41 at halftime, then Battle Creek took control with a 23-14 edge in the third quarter.
Jacob Schuitema paced the Eagles in the losing effort with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Karston Sutherland and Jacob May each scored 20 points while Ben Zelenka tossed in 12.