Friday girls basketball roundup: Montague uses strong first half to take down rival Oakridge

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The Montague Wildcats kept their undefeated season alive, downing West Michigan Conference rival Oakridge 44-20 on Friday to improve to 7-0 overall and in West Michigan Conference play.

Montague got off to a hot start, doubling up Oakridge in the first quarter, 18-9.

Montague’s No. 13 Braquelle Osborne goes in for two points. Photo/Leo Valdez

After that, the Montague defense locked up Oakridge, holding them to two points in the second to give Montague a 29-11 halftime lead.

It was more of the same in the third quarter, as Montague extended the lead to 36-15, holding Oakridge to just four points.

In the final frame, Montague outscored Oakridge 8-5 to cruise to victory.

Braquelle Osborne led Montague with 13 points, five assists and four steals while Ali Hall chipped in 10 points and six rebounds. Janae Koetje totaled seven rebounds for Montague.

Oakridge was led in scoring by Leah Lowry with 10 points, four rebounds and two assists. 

The loss sends Oakridge to 3-5 overall, and 2-5 in conference play.

Delaney Rule fights for the rebound with Montague’s No. 10 Brooke Stark. Photo/Leo Valdez

CSAA

KENT CITY 54, WHITE CLOUD 14 – The Kent City Eagles continued their undefeated season by dominating CSAA Silver Division rival White Cloud, 54-14.

The blowout was on from the outset, as Kent City shut White Cloud out entirely in the first quarter, taking a 13-0 lead into the second quarter.

It was more of the same throughout the rest of the game as the Eagles outscored White Cloud 41-14 over the final three quarters.

Kenzie Bowers finished with 14 points to lead Kent City while Lexie Bowers had 13 points.

Kent City is now 8-0 on the season and 4-0 in the CSAA Silver Division.

FREMONT 52, REED CITY44- Haley Zerlaut had 19 points and six steals in the Fremont win over Reed City in their CSAA Gold matchup.

Andie Zamojcin looks for an open teammate as Oakridge’s No. 11 Lily Blackburn plays defense. Photo/Leo Valdez

Kaitlynn Bennett had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds while teammate Calla Miller had 11 points with 10 of them coming in the final quarter.

Fremont trailed 13-11 at the end of the first quarter, but tied the score going into halftime at 22-22, and led 36-29 at the end of the third quarter. 

The Packers are now 2-6 overall and 2-5 in the conference. They’ll next host Grant on Monday.

HESPERIA 63, HOLTON 30- Emily Bayle scored 25 points and 16 rebounds in a big Hesperia win over Holton on Friday night.

Rachel Romero also added 14 points for the Panthers while Emmi Tinkham led the team with four assists. 

Hesperia led the first quarter 18-3, led 38-8 entering halftime, and led 51-21 at the end of the third quarter. 

Hesperia is now 1-3 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

LAKES 8  

LUDINGTON 54, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 22 – The Ludington Orioles defeated conference Rival Muskegon Catholic 54-22 on Friday night to keep their strong season going.

Oakridge senior No. 14 Leah Lowry dribbles along the baseline. Photo/Leo Valdez

The game started off relatively close, with Ludington taking a 16-10 lead after the first quarter.

Following that, the Orioles completely took off, outscoring MCC 12-4 in the second to take a 28-14 lead into halftime and then extending that lead to 43-22 after the third quarter.

In the fourth, it was all Ludington as they shutout Muskegon Catholic 11-0 in the final quarter.

RyAnn Rohrer lead Ludington in scoring with 12 points while Olivia Lynn had 11 and Keelyn Laird totaled 10 points.

Muskegon Catholic’s leading scorer was Claire Lavigne with six points.

 The win puts Ludington at 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the Lakes 8, while the loss puts Muskegon Catholic at 3-4 overall and an even 2-2 in the conference

WEST MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 70, ORCHARD VIEW 8 – The Warriors dominated Orchard View while improving to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play with a win on Friday night.

It was a dominant effort from the opening inbound, as WMC lead 18-3 after the first quarter and then 34-8 at halftime.

In the second half, the Warriors shut out Orchard View completely, leading to a 70-8 victory.

Maddie Wiersema had the best game of her career, scoring 27 points and going 12-of-15 from the field. Taylor Folkema followed that up with 19 points while nabbing nine steals on defense.

Kyla Wiersema had 10 points, while Greta vanderHeide chipped in nine points and eight rebounds. Kelcea Waller also contributed six rebounds, six assists, and six steals to the dominant effort. 

ALLIANCE LEAGUE

FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 31, BLACK RIVER 20- McKena Wilson made fourth three-pointers while totaling 14 points in Calvary Christian’s win on Friday night.

Kyra Hamilton added six points, eight rebounds and eight steals for the Eagles.

The Eagles led the first quarter 12-7 before trailing 16-14 at halftime.

Fruitport Calvary Christian took the lead after three quarters at 21-16 before outscoring Black River 10-4 in the final quarter.

The Eagles are now 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

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