Girls hoops district roundup: Reeths-Puffer advances with a win over Union

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The Reeths-Puffer girls basketball team opened the postseason with a 65-47 victory over Grand Rapids Union on Monday in the first round of the Division 1 district tournament at Mona Shores High School.

High-scoring Lauren Ross had another big game for R-P, tossing in 33 points while grabbing 11 rebounds, six steals and four assists. Sophia Hekkema added nine points and four rebounds, and Ariel Walker scored nine.

The Rockets will face Grand Haven on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the semifinals.

DIVISION 2

WHITEHALL 52, OAKRIDGE 23 – The Vikings picked up a quarterfinals victory over the Eagles Monday night. The Vikings only led 9-5 after one quarter, but steadily pulled away, leading 22-13 at halftime and 35-22 after three quarters.

Karleigh Jefferies paced the Vikings with 19 points and seven rebounds. Karoline Glamzi pitched in nine points and six boards. 

Whitehall, now 12-9 overall, and will play Spring Lake on Wednesday at Orchard View High School in the semifinal round.

MONTAGUE 57, ORCHARD VIEW 18– The Wildcats picked up a Division 2, district quarterfinals victory over the Cardinals Monday night. The Wildcats started strong and kept rolling, with a 20-1 lead after one quarter, 34-6 at halftime and 47-9 after three.

Braquelle Osborne paced the Wildcats with 11 points, Claire Meacham with 10 and Katrina Moreau, Maddie Moore and Allison Hall with eight apiece. 

The Wildcats, now 17-4, will play Fruitport Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the semifinals at Orchard View High School.

CADILLAC 43, LUDINGTON 39– The Orioles season ended on Monday night when Cadillac came from behind with a big fourth quarter to steal the district quarterfinal win.

Ludington started slowly and was outscored 12-6 in the first quarter. But the Orioles stormed back to take a 15-14 halftime and 29-23 edge after three.

But Cadillac outscored the Orioles 20-10 in the fourth quarter and bumped them from the tournament.

Zoee Zartaga paced the Orioles with 11 points. Hailey Stowe pitched in with 10 while De’Lahna Porter scored eight.

Ludington finished the season with a 16-5 record.

NEWAYGO 51, FREMONT 46– The game tied 9-9 after the first quarter. Newaygo outscored Fremont 16-14 in the second quarter, making the score 25-23 at halftime.

The Packers back with a vengeance, outscoring the Lions 17-5 in the third quarter and taking a 40-30 lead into the fourth.

But Newaygo got the last laugh in the back-and-forth contest with a 21-6 edge in the fourth quarter. The Lions gained their advantage from the free throw line, converting 23 of 33 on the night, while the Packers made only 8 of 15.

Paige Vandenberg led the Packers with 12 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots. Chloe Shriver chipped in with 11 points while Calla Miller scored 10.

The Packers finished the season with a 15-6 record.

DIVISION 3

HART 63, PINE RIVER 46 – Nicole Rockwell paced the Pirates with 22 points and collected six rebounds.

The Pirates took control fast, outscoring Pine River 25-7 in the first quarter and leading 37-17 at halftime.

Jayd Hovey added 12 points and five assists for Hart while Morgan Marvin scored eight points. Rylee Noggle was dominant on the boards, pulling down 16 rebounds. 

The Pirates, now 16-5, will play Shelby on Wednesday in the semifinals at 7 p.m.at Hart High School.

KENT CITY 86, RAVENNA 25 – The Eagles went for the kill right away, outscoring the Bulldogs 40-2 in the first quarter and talking a 64-8 halftime lead.

Jenna Harrison paced the Eagles with 25 points. Kenzie Bowers helped the cause with 22 points, while Lexi Bowers pitched in 16. 

Ravenna was by Laney Mabrito with nine points.

The Eagles, now 20-1, will play Hesperia in the semifinals on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Kent City High School.

Ravenna finished the season with a 10-11 record.

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