Tuesday girls hoops roundup: Grand Haven edges out Grandville for first win of the season

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Strong first and fourth quarter efforts propelled the Grand Haven girls basketball team to a 40-38 win over Grandville Tuesday, the team’s first win of the season.

The Buccaneers built a 12-5 lead after one quarter, but the Bulldogs cut that to 24-21 heading to the half. Grandville outscored Grand Haven 12-4 in the third quarter to take a 33-28 lead.

Grand Haven bounced back in the fourth, gaining an edge of 12-5 in the final quarter to pull out the close win.

Molly Long led the Bucs with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Alyssa Hatzel added nine points, while Zoe Spoelman had six points, four blocks, and four assists.

The Buccaneers are 1-4 on the season. Their next game is at Hudsonville on Thursday.

O-K CONFERENCE

MONA SHORES 58, HOLLAND 32 — The Sailors stayed undefeated with a win over Holland in O-K Green Conference play Tuesday night.

The Sailors got off to a fast start, leading 13-4 after the first quarter. Mona Shores led 23-15 at halftime and extended the lead to 38-19 after three quarters. 

Bri Wade paced the Sailors with 18 points. Olivia Sobczak added 10 points and  Riley Rosenthal chipped in with nine. 

The Sailors improve to 6-0 overall this season.

UNITY CHRISTIAN 50, SPRING LAKE 40 — The Lakers clawed back from an early deficit to tie the game in the third quarter before fading in the fourth in an O-K Blue Conference loss to Unity Christian.

Spring Lake trailed 15-9 in the first quarter and 28-18 entering halftime, but battled back to within 36-34 at the end of the third quarter. The Crusaders outscored the Lakers 14-6 in the fourth to close out the win.

Jennifer Judge led Spring Lake with 10 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Kylie Spooner added eight points and six rebounds, while Eryn Bouwhuis had seven points and six rebounds.

The Lakers are 1-3 overall and in the O-K Blue. Their next game is Thursday at home against Allendale.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

MONTAGUE 56, RAVENNA 24 — Andie Zamojcin and Ally Hall both scored in double figures to lead the Wildcats to a victory Tuesday night.

Zamojcin scored 13 and Hall had 10. Kendall Osborne added four steals and five rebounds for the Wildcats.

Emily Crowley led Ravenna with seven points, followed by Lanny Mabrito with six.

Montague led 14-1 after the first quarter, 27-10 at halftime, and 43-14 at the end of the third quarter.

Montague improves to 5-0 overall and 5-0 in the conference. Ravenna is now 3-3 overall and 2-3 in the conference.

HART 55, OAKRIDGE 38 — The Pirates picked up a West Michigan Conference victory over the Eagles on Tuesday night.

Hart outscored Oakridge 13-11 in the first quarter and 17-10 in the second to take a 30-21 lead into the locker room. The Pirates started the second half strong, controlling the third quarter with a 16-0 edge and pushing the lead to 46-21 to start the fourth. 

Joyd Hovey paced the Pirates with 15 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Kendall Williamson finished the evening with 14 points, five steals, four rebounds, and three blocks.

The Eagles were led by Destyni Lane with 14 points and three steals, while Jasmine Pastor recorded 11 points and three rebounds. 

The Pirates improve to 5-2 overall, and 5-1 in conference play, while the Eagles fall to 2-4 overall, and 2-4 in conference play.

WHITEHALL 39, SHELBY 25 — Karleigh Jeffries led Whitehall with 13 points and eight rebounds while Greta Hosticka had nine points, nine rebounds, and six steals in the win.

Whitehall led the first quarter 10-2, 19-8 at halftime, and 33-22 at the end of third quarter.

Shelby was led by Kendall Zoulek with seven points and nine rebounds while teammate Lauren Brown had five points and 11 rebounds.

Whitehall is 3-3 on the season and in conference play. Shelby falls to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the West Michigan Conference.

MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 33, NORTH MUSKEGON 31 — The Spartans picked up a conference win over North Muskegon Tuesday night.

Wren Wilson led Mason County Central with 15 points, five rebounds, and five blocks, while Nyah Tyron added five points, five rebounds, and six steals for the Spartans.

Mason County Central is now 2-5 overall and 2-4 in conference play, while North Muskegon falls to 1-3, including 0-3 in WMC play.

LAKES 8 CONFERENCE

MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 59, MANISTEE 41 — The Crusaders picked up a Lakes 8 Conference victory over Manistee Tuesday night. 

Muskegon Catholic outscored its opponents 10-7 in the first quarter, and 14-6 in the second quarter to take a 24-13 lead into halftime. Manistee outscored the MCC 15-10 in the third quarter to cut the lead to 34-28 at the start of the fourth quarter. 

McKenna Gentry paced the Crusaders with 15 points. Erin LaVigne added 14 points, while Kathrine Rauch chipped in with 13. 

The Crusaders improve to 3-3 overall, and 2-1 in conference play.

NON-CONFERENCE

KENT CITY 84, HOPKINS 29 — A hot start helped the Eagles stay undefeated as they flew past Hopkins in a non-conference battle Tuesday.

The Eagles outscored Hopkins 30-6 in the first quarter and 24-10 in the second quarter to take a commanding 54-16 lead into halftime. The Eagles continued their strong play, outscoring their opponents 14-11 in the third quarter. 

Kenzie Bowers paced the Eagles with 26 points. Emma Geers finished the evening with 14 points, while the trio of Maddie Geers, Taryn Preston, and Jenna Harrison scored 11 each. 

The Eagles improve to 6-0 overall, including 3-0 in conference play. 

FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 40, MANISTEE CATHOLIC CENTRAL 36 — The Eagles had three players score in double figures in a win over Manistee Catholic Central Tuesday night.

McKena Wilson led the way with 14 points and five rebounds, Avneet Cheema added 11 points and eight rebounds and Cate Anhalt chipped in 11 points and five boards. Kyra Hamilton scored six points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Eagles.

Calvary led 9-7 after the first quarter, 24-19 at the half and 33-32 after three quarters. A 7-4 edge in the fourth held off the second half rally from the Sabers. 

Fruitport Calvary Christian improves to 2-3 on the season, including 1-2 in Alliance League play. 

CSAA

FREMONT 57, CHIPPEWA HILLS 36 — The Packers collected 29 offensive rebounds in a winning effort Tuesday night over Chippewa Hills. 

The Packers outscored the Warriors 14-11 in the first, and 16-11 in the second quarter to take a 30-22 halftime lead. The Packers continued the momentum after halftime, winning the third quarter 14-8, before cruising to the victory. 

Haley Zerlaut paced the Packers with 17 points, Jessica Bennett added nine and Calla Miller scored seven. Mia Witte also recorded seven points and led the team with eight rebounds. 

With the win, the Packers improve to 1-6 overall, and 1-5 in CSAA Gold conference play.

WEST MICHIGAN D LEAGUE 

MARION 29, PENTWATER 28 — The Falcons lost a tough battle to conference foe Marion Tuesday night.

Trailing by three in the final seconds, Pentwater got a steal and layup to pull within one, but didn’t get a foul call that would have offered a game-tying free throw attempt.

Marion led 4-2 after the first quarter, 14-12 entering halftime, and it was tied 20-20 at the end of the third quarter.

Mikaylyn Kenney led Pentwater with 12 points and eight rebounds while teammates Mackenna Hasil and Jocelyn Richison had six points each in the loss.

Pentwater is now 2-3 on the season.

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