HART — Hitting from distance early, the Hart girls basketball team put together a strong all-around effort in a 71-22 victory at home Friday night in the West Michigan Conference.

Seven of the nine players who suited up scored for the Lady Pirates, and led to a big first quarter in which they outscored the Lady Norsemen, 28-7.

The Lady Pirates buried five 3-point shots in the first quarter, which set the offensive tone for the rest of the game.

Hart continued to move the ball well in the second quarter and got some easy baskets in the paint, as well as capitalizing on some North Muskegon turnovers to outscore the Lady Norsemen, 16-2 for a whopping 44-11 lead at the half.

Continuing to work hard at both ends of the floor in the second half, the Lady Pirates outscored the Lady Norse, 18-4 in the third period and went into the fourth quarter with a 62-15 lead. Hart had a 9-7 edge in the final stanza.

“Every player brought great energy and passion tonight,” said Hart coach Travis Rosema. “Not only on the court, but on the bench as well.

“When you have girls pouring themselves into their teammates’ success, it creates a fun atmosphere.”

Addi Hovey led all scorers with 18 points for the Lady Pirates, while grabbing five rebounds and picking off eight steals. Aspen Boutell scored 14 points, dished out three assists and came up with three steals.

Abby Hicks followed with 13 points, dished out five assists and snagged seven steals. Mariana VanAgtmael added eight points.

Hart improved its record to 14-2 overall and 12-0 in the conference. The Lady Pirates are next scheduled to see action on Tuesday, Feb. 15 hosting Kent City.

North Muskegon fell to a 2-14 record overall and 0-12 in the league. The Lady Norsemen are next scheduled to see action Tuesday, Feb. 15 at White Cloud.