Tuesday girls hoops roundup: Montague rallies to beat WM Christian 40-37

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The Montague girls basketball team showed a lot of poise on Tuesday, rallying from a double-digit deficit to beat Western Michigan Christian 40-37 in non-conference action.

WMC led by 10 at one point in the first half and 24-18 at the halftime break. The momentum shifted to Montague in the second half, with the Wildcats tying the score 30-30 after three quarters and sealing the game up in the fourth.

Andie Zamojcin led the way for the Wildcats with a game-high 20 points while Braquelle Osborne chipped in 10.

WMC was paced by Maddie Wiersema and Taylor Folkema, who both scored 10 points.

Montague improved to 16-4 overall. The Wildcats clinched the West Michigan Conference championship last week.

WMC is now 13-6 on the season.

O-K BLACK

REETHS PUFFER 70, KENOWA HILLS 46 – The Rockets dominated the game on the offensive end, picking up another conference victory. 

Lauren Ross paced the Rockets with 25 points and eight rebounds. Trina Lewis added 10 points and two boards while Ariel Walker and Lindsey Ruiter finished with nine and six points, respectively. 

Reeths Puffer improved to 17-2 on the season and 9-2 in conference action. The Rockets can clinch the O-K Black Conference title with a win at Grand Rapids Union on Friday. 

O-K BLUE

GRAND RAPIDS CATHOLIC 41, SPRING LAKE 28– A slow offensive night doomed the Lakers. GRCC outscored the Lakers 7-6 in the first quarter and 12-7 in the second, making the halftime score 19-13. GRCC continued to expand the lead in the second half. 

Phoebe Saunders led Spring Lake with 12 points while Meah Bajt pitched in with six. 

The Lakers are now 5-13 overall and 4-7 in conference play.

O-K RED

EAST KENTWOOD 61, GRAND HAVEN 40 – East Kentwood got off to a hot start, outscoring the Buccaneers 23-12 in the first quarter and 40-22 in the first half.

Molly Long led the Buccaneers with 12 points. Jolee Houle pitched in with 10 points, while Caydee Constant and Zoe Spoelman both scored seven. 

The Bucs fell to 9-10 overall and 3-9 in conference play.

CSAA

FREMONT 53, TRI COUNTY 32 – A strong defensive display in the second half was instrumental in the Packers’ 21-point win.

The Packers got off to a quick start in the first quarter with a 17-8 lead, only to have Tri-County answer in the second quarter and rally to within a point at halftime, 21-20.

Fremont extended its lead to 39-27 after three quarters, then outscored the Vikings 14-5 down the stretch.

Fremont improved to 14-5 overall and 12-1 in conference.

RAVENNA 34, HOLTON 27The game started slow, with each team only scoring four points in the first quarter. Holton pulled ahead 17-9 at halftime, but the Bulldogs closed their defict to 21-19 after three quarters, then stole the win in the fourth.

Emily Crowley paced the Bulldogs with 11 points and eight rebounds. Emma Gillard chipped in with a double-double, scoring 10 points and collecting 10 rebounds.

Ravenna improved to 10-10 on the season.

NON-CONFERENCE

LUDINGTON 48, WHITEHALL 30 – Using a balanced offensive attack, the Orioles jumped ahead 17-9 after one quarter and 29-15 at halftime and cruised to the win.

Olivia Flewelling paced the Orioles with 11 points and five steals. Hailey Stowe added eight points and four assists while Katie Meysar had eight points and three assists. De’Lahna Porter and Keelyn Laird each contributed six points in the win.

Karleigh Jeffries led Whitehall with 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Orioles, now 15-4, will host Orchard View on Friday to close out the regular season.

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