MUSKEGON – It was a good night for the Reeths-Puffer basketball programs Tuesday.

The boys team pulled out a 63-59 overtime victory over the Ludington Orioles in the season opener for both squads.

As for the girls, the Rockets dominated the game in posting a 47-24 decision over the Orioles in Muskegon.

Defense was the story for the girls, as they limited Ludington to single digit scoring until the fourth period and by then the Orioles were well out of reach.

Reeths-Puffer led, 11-4 at the end of the first quarter and outscored the Orioles, 12-4 in the second to build a 23-8 lead at the halftime break.

The Rockets outscored the Orioles, 15-6 in the third quarter and led, 40-14 going into the fourth quarter. Ludington had a 10-9 advantage in the last eight minutes, but it was a case of too little, too late.

A trio of Rockets scored in double figures.

Arrionna Williams and Sophia Hekkema each tossed in 15 and Ariel Walker contributed 12. Brooklyn Tomes added three, Kylee Wanerus two and Ashlynn Anderson one.

Hekkema led the Rockets with seven rebounds, and she also had eight steals. Williams had five steals and three assists. Tomes finished with three steals.

RyAnn Rohrer led the Orioles with nine points, Olivia Lynn scored seven, Jocelyn Austin added three, Emma McKinley and Keelyn Laird each had two and Rylee Stone one.

Check out photos from the game shot by Joe Lane.