Friday girls hoops roundup: West Michigan Christian uses a big fourth quarter to rally past Covenant Christian 47-36

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A big fourth quarter helped the Western Michigan Christian girls basketball team rally for a 47-36 non-conference victory over Grand Rapids Covenant Christian on Friday.

WMC led 6-3 after the first quarter, went into halftime tied at 15-15, and trailed 29-28 at the end of the third. The Warriors had a 19-7 advantage down the stretch to steal the victory.

The Warriors were led by Kyla Wiersema and Taylor Folkema with 15 points each. Folkema also totaled six steals, six assists, and five blocks while Libby Mast put up nine points and nine rebounds for WMC. 

The Warriors are now 2-0 on the season.

O-K BLUE

SPRING LAKE 41, COOPERSVILLE 17 – Spring Lake got its season off to a very nice start against conference rival Coopersville.

The Lakers started off strong, going on a 10-4 run in the first quarter and leading 17-9 at halftime and 32-13 after three quarters.

Jennifer Judge led the Lakers with 13 points while Meah Bajt had 11 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals. Hayley Anderson led Coopersville with 10 points.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

WHITEHALL 53, OAKRIDGE 25 – Karleigh Jeffries turned in a double-double, with16 points and 10 rebounds, to lead Whitehall to the conference win.

Whitehall led 17-2 after the first quarter, 30-8 at halftime and 40-10 to finish the third.

Makenna Russell added 16 points for Whitehall. Kyla Stewart led Oakridge with eight points and three rebounds, followed by Leah Lowry with eight points and three assists.

The Vikings move to 1-1 for the season while the Eagles are 0-2.

MONTAGUE 57, SHELBY 24 – Braquelle Osborne led the Wildcats with 16 points and four assists, while Emma Flynn added 14 points. Ally Hall chipped in with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

The Wildcats led 14-6 in the first quarter, 29-10 at halftime and 47-16 at the end of the third quarter.

Ella Olmstead and Kendall Zoulek scored six points apiece for the Tigers.

Montague begins its season with a 1-0 record while the Tigers are 1-1 overall.

MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 30, RAVENNA 26 — Charlie Banks paced the Spartans with nine points, followed by Wren Nelson with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Mason County Central led 7-6 after the first quarter, 16-10 at halftime and 23-15 at the end of the third quarter.

The Spartans move to 1-2 for the regular season and in the West Michigan Conference.

CSAA

NEWAYGO 57, FREMONT 37 – Fremont trailed 14-10 after the first quarter and 23-21 at halftime. The Lions went on a 5-0 run late in the third quarter to increase their lead to 36-29 heading into the fourth.

The Packers were outscored by a 21-8 margin during the final quarter.

Jaylee Long had 26 points to lead the Lions, while Jaxi Long and Emmerson Goodin added 12 points apiece.

The Packers were paced by Jessica Bennett with 11 points, while Calla Miller and Kaitlynn Bennett each put up 10.

Fremont is now 0-2 overall on the season and 0-2 in league play. 

HOLTON 59, LAKEVIEW 30 – The Red Devils used a big first quarter to take control of the contest.

Holton jumped out to a 16-7 lead at the first buzzer, then led 33-11 at halftime and 42-22 after three quarters.

Ryann Robins tossed in 17 points for the Red Devils, who are now 1-1 on the season. Leah Fox added 11 and Courtney Boes scored nine.

KENT CITY 85, HESPERIA 22 – Kent City outscored Hesperia 32-5 in the first quarter, and then extended that lead to 52-11 at halftime. The second half continued the same story, as Kent City held Hesperia to only two fourth quarter points.

For the Eagles, Kenzie Bowers led the way with 20 points, Maddie Geers followed with 18 points, while Jenna Harrison and Kierra Flegel each put in 16. Every player on Kent City scored. 

Emily Bayle paced Hesperia with seven points, eight rebounds and two assists, while Emmi Tinkham had six points.

The win sends Kent City to 2-0 overall and in the conference. Hesperia fell to 0-2 overall and in the league.

NON-CONFERENCE

POTTERS HOUSE 54, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 31 – A rough second quarter doomed MCC, which fell to 1-1 on the season.

Potters House led 6-2 after one quarter, then pulled away and had a 24-6 lead at halftime.

McKenna Gentry led Muskegon Catholic with 10 points while Cara Burkall tossed in seven.

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