Tuesday girls hoops roundup: Montague wins tight league game over Whitehall

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The Montague girls basketball team pulled out an exciting 39-37 victory over rival Whitehall on Tuesday in a West Michigan Conference tilt.

Montague led 13-5 after one quarter and 23-16 at halftime, but Whitehall had a 15-9 edge in the third to make the game close. Whitehall had a chance to tie the game at the end. 

The Vikings had the ball after a time out and had a layup opportunity, but the ball failed to go in and Montague grabbed the rebound to secure the victory.

Freshman Kendall Osborne had 11 points with five steals and five rebounds for Montague. Ally Hall finished with 10 points and eight rebounds while Braquelle Osborne scored 10 points. The Wildcats are no 2-0 overall and in conference play.

Karleigh Jeffries paced Whitehall with 18 points and six boards. Greta Hosticka had a nice second half with seven points. The Vikings are now 1-2 on the season.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

OAKRIDGE 41, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 39- The Oakridge girls basketball team earned its first win of the season on Tuesday.

The Eagles trailed 11-6 at the end of one quarter, 18-17 at halftime and 31-28 heading into the final stanza. Oakridge closed out the contest with a 13-8 fourth quarter run.

Leah Lowry paced Oakridge with 13 points, six rebounds and three assists, while Kaelinn Jozsa added six points and seven rebounds. Kyla Stewart chipped in with five points.

The Spartans were led by Wren Nelson with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Eagles improved to 1-3 on the season and 1-3 in league play.

LAKES 8 CONFERENCE

WESTERN MICHIGAN CATHOLIC 45, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 26 – 
The Warriors cruised to a Lakes 8 victory on Tuesday.

WMC completely swarmed the Crusaders on defense with a total of 19 steals in the game led by Taylor Folkema with eight.

Kyla Wiersema led the Warriors offensively with 19 points along with six rebounds, Folkema also put in 16 points. Kelcea Waller and Hailey Brueker chipped in five and four assists, respectively.

The Crusaders were paced by Erin LaVigne with nine points and five rebounds, while McKenna Gentry added eight points and five boards. Claire LaVigne chipped in with seven points and three steals.

WMC improved to 2-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Lakes 8 Conference, while the Crusaders are 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the league play.

O-K BLUE CONFERENCE

GRAND RAPIDS WEST CATHOLIC 66, SPRING LAKE 26 – The Lakers trailed 15-7 at the end of the first quarter, 38-17 at halftime and 53-26 through three stanzas.

Jennifer Judge led Spring Lake with 13 points, while Zoe Walters, Masen Carey and Meah Bajt had three each.

The Lakers are now 1-1 overall and in league action.

O-K RED CONFERENCE

JENISON 54, GRAND HAVEN 37 – The Bucs trailed 10-6 after the opening stanza and 30-15 at halftime.

Molly Long led the Bucs with 10 points, while Zoe Spoelman added eight points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Avery Keefe also had seven points and eight rebounds on the night for Grand Haven.

The Bucs are now 0-2 overall and in league play.

CSAA

WHITECLOUD 53, HOLTON 28 – The Red Devils were defeated in a CSAA Silver Division contest on Tuesday.

Ryann Robbins led the way for Holton with eight points while Gianna Reed added six.

The Red Devils are now 1-2 on the season and in CSAA Silver action.

ALLIANCE

FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 42, GRAND RAPIDS PREP 30 –
The Eagles recorded their first win of the season on Tuesday night.

The game was tight throughout with Fruitport Calvary leading 7-5 after the first quarter, 15-12 at halftime and 24-19 heading into the fourth.

McKena Wilson led the way for the Eagles with 14 points, Kyra Hamilton and Cate Anhalt followed up with 10 each. Reagan Payton and Avneet Cheema both chipped in with six.

Fruitport Calvary is now 1-1 overall and in league play.

 

 

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