MUSKEGON–The Hart girls basketball team continued to show that it is building a strong program and can contend for top honors in the WMC as they cruised past Oakridge 56-30 on Friday evening.

It didn’t take long for the Pirates to pull ahead, despite a slow 9-7 start in the first quarter.

Hart lit a fire in the second quarter and utilized a balanced attack with seven players finding the scoring column, to put the Pirates up 26-17 going into the halftime break.

From there, the Pirates possessed full control of the game for the remainder of the second half outscoring the Eagles 30-13 solidifying their victory.

Addi Hovey racked up a game high 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five steals. Aspen Boutell added 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals while Marianna VanAgtmael put up 11 points, five steals and five assists. Morgan Marvin pulled down six rebounds in the win.

Oakridge was led by Destyni Lane who scored 13 points while making two steals and two rebounds and Kaelinn Jozsa added in 10 rebounds, six points and two assists. Anna Lundquist also chipped in grabbing 10 rebounds, five points and four steals.

Hart is now 6-1 overall and sits atop the WMC with a perfect record of 5-0. The Pirates will compete in non-league action on Tuesday when they visit White Cloud.

Oakridge falls to 2-6 and 1-4 in the WMC and is set to host Potter’s House on Tuesday.