Thursday girls hoops roundup: Mona Shores stays unbeaten with big win over Muskegon

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The Mona Shores girls basketball continued its great start to the season with a big victory over O-K Green rival Muskegon Tuesday night. The Sailors led throughout on their way to a 42-23 win.

A strong defensive effort allowed Mona Shores to the win. The Sailors led 11-3 after the first quarter, 30-7 at the half and 36-11 after three quarters. 

Riley Rosenthal led the Sailor offense with 10 points, followed by Jenna Tierman with eight.

Kailyn Nash led Muskegon with 10 points, while McKynna Sims chipped in eight.

With the win, the Sailors improve to 7-0 overall and in conference play, their best start in more than a decade. Muskegon falls to 4-4 on the season, including 4-2 in the O-K Green. 

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

MONTAGUE 41, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 23 — The Montague girls took an early lead over MCC and held it the rest of the way. The Wildcats led 15-4 after the first quarter, held a 25-8 lead at the half, and were up 32-15 going into the fourth.

Ally Hall led the Wildcats with 11 points and seven rebounds. Braquelle Osborne followed with 10 points and Andie Zamojcin put up nine. 

Nyah Tyron scored nine points to lead the Spartans and made six steals. Wren Nelson added another eight points along with eight rebounds.

Montague remains undefeated in the regular season and in the West Michigan Conference at 6-0. Mason County Central falls to 2-6 overall and 2-5 in conference play.

NORTH MUSKEGON 44, RAVENNA 35 — Three girls scored in double figures for the Norse to power them to a win over the Bulldogs. 

Syann Fairfield led North Muskegon with a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds. Josee Cooke scored 11 points, followed by A’mya Todd with 10 and Natalie Pannucci with nine points and 10 rebounds. 

Ravenna’s Delaney Mabrito put up a double-double of her own, totaling 12 points and 14 rebounds.

The Norse led the Bulldogs 7-1 after the first quarter, 27-10 going into halftime, and 32-21 at the end of the third.

North Muskegon is now 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the West Michigan Conference, while Ravenna falls to 3-4 overall and 2-4 in conference play.

HART 46, SHELBY 25 — Hart held a strong lead throughout the game against the rival Tigers, holding a 14-3 edge after the first quarter, a 29-8 lead at halftime, and 41-11 advantage at the end of the third.

Morgan Marvin led the Pirates with 14 points, followed by Jayd Hovey with 13, and Kendall Williamson with nine. 

Lauren Dean and Lexi Schultz both scored seven for the Shelby girls, while Lauren Brown took in nine rebounds.

Hart is now 6-2 overall, with a 5-1 record in the West Michigan Conference. Shelby falls to 3-5 in the regular season and 2-4 in the WMC.

O-K CONFERENCE

REETHS-PUFFER 37, HOLLAND 27 — The Rockets got another strong performance from Sophia Hekkema to lead them to a win Thursday.

Hekkema led all scorers with 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and had two assists.

Reeths-Puffer improves to 2-2 on the season and in O-K Green conference play. 

ALLENDALE 38, SPRING LAKE 33 — The Lakers made a strong showing in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to complete a comeback against the Falcons. 

Allendale led 12-6 after the first quarter, 24-14 at the half, and 36-22 at the end of the third. The Lakers outscored the Falcons 11-2 in the fourth quarter, but fell short of a comeback win. 

Zoe Walters put up nine points to lead the Lakers, while Meah Bajt followed with seven points and eight rebounds.

The Lakers are now 1-4 overall and in the O-K Blue conference.

HUDSONVILLE 65, GRAND HAVEN 29 — The Buccaneers struggled to get going against a state-ranked Eagles squad Thursday night.

Hudsonville grabbed a big early lead with a 20-2 advantage in the first quarter. The Eagles led 38-9 at halftime and 51-18 at the end of the third.

Claire Stevens led Grand Haven with six points, followed by Sammi Campbell with five. Avery Keefe had six rebounds for the Bucs.

The Buccaneers fall to 1-5 in both overall and in the O-K Red conference.

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