LUDINGTON — Tipoff was earlier than originally scheduled Friday night after the boys game was moved to Ludington because of threats directed to Manistee High School, but it made little difference in the final result.
As expected, the Orioles pretty much had their way against the visiting Chippewas, who have been struggling in the early part of the season.
Four girls scored in double figures, and the Orioles got off to a hot start in outscoring the Chippewas by 21 points in the first quarter enroute to a 72-21 blow out victory at Hawley Gymnasium.
The Orioles burst of the gate and outscored the Chippewas, 26-5 in the first eight minutes and never looked back. Ludington slowed down after that, but not by a lot.
Ludington outscored Manistee, 18-7 in the second quarter and cruised into the half with an overwhelming 44-12 cushion. The Orioles used a 17-6 advantage in the third to roll into the fourth quarter with a 61-19 lead, and outscored Manistee, 11-2 in the final period.
Keelyn Laird was the pacesetter for the Orioles, pumping in 19 points. Ryann Rhorer and Olivia Lynn followed with 11 points apiece, and Rylee Stone tossed in 10.
Karli Meysar contributed nine points, Jocelyn Austin added seven, Evalynd Morse scored three points and Karli Mesyar added two.
The Orioles improved to 3-2 overall and evened their Lakes 8 Activities Conference record at 1-1. Ludington resumes conference action Friday, Jan. 7 at home against Orchard View.