GRAND RAPIDS–Finding themselves in a hole early, the Oakridge girls basketball team couldn’t claw back from a steep first quarter deficit losing to Grand Rapids Covenant Christian 44-36 on Tuesday night.

The Eagles were stunned quickly as the Chargers broke out a 19-3 lead in the first quarter leaving Oakridge with a lot of ground to cover over the next three quarters.

The Eagles however shook off their problematic first quarter and slightly outscored the Chargers 10-8 to roll into the halftime break down 27-13.

As the second half kicked off the Eagles continued to trail in scoring not being dominated, but not draining enough shots to make up the ground needed to close the gap and was still behind 39-19 as the third quarter came to a close. 

Making it interesting the Eagles hadn’t given up on attacking the basket as they outscored the Chargers 17-5 in the final eight minutes.

Leading the Eagles offense was Jasmine Pastor who scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds, snagged three steals and made two assists while Delaney Ruel added 10 points, two steals and two rebounds. Anna Lundquist also chipped in pulling down nine rebounds, scoring six points and making two blocks.

Oakridge falls to 3-10 overall with a 2-6 record in the West Michigan Conference and will be at home on Thursday to host Mason County Central.