LUDINGTON — Ludington’s girls basketball team held Muskegon Heights to just eight points in the first half and cruised to a 60-26 victory over the Tigers on Friday night at Hawley Gymnasium in the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.

The Orioles’ defensive prowess kept the Tigers from generating any offense throughout the game. Ludington led all the way after going on a 15-2 run in the first quarter. Ludington had a 21-6 second quarter and went into the half with a 36-8 bulge.

Scoring was tighter in the second half, but the Orioles had built too much of a cushion for the Tigers to gain any ground. The Orioles outscored the Tigers, 15-11 in the third period and went into the fourth period with a 51-19 lead, and finished the game off with a 9-7 edge in the fourth quarter.

“We played well, and I think defensively especially we played well,” Ludington head coach Warren Stowe said. “They haven’t won a lot of games, but they score more than 40 points a game.

“They have a couple kids who are pretty talented, so I was really pleased with holding them to eight points in the first half.”

Olivia Lynn led three players in double figures for the Orioles with 14 points. Keelyn Laird contributed 13 and RyAnn Rohrer had 10.

Evalynd Morse, Abi Bandstra and Emma McKinley each scored six points apiece., Annie Kline had three and Jocelyn Austin chipped in two.

Ludington improved its season record to 8-4 overall and 4-1 in the conference with its fifth straight victory. Next up for the Orioles is a non-conference game against Traverse City Central on the road Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Muskegon Heights falls to 1-5 overall and 1-2 in league play. The Tigers will play host to Orchard View on Friday, January 28.