The second week of the MHSAA girls basketball season provided plenty of great action. Check out a summary of scores from Wednesday through Friday, as well as the Saturday schedule.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8
Benton Harbor 40 Kalamazoo Hackett 38
Mason County Eastern 34 Bear Lake 13: The Cardinals cruised past the Lakers in Wednesday’s West Michigan “D” League battle. MCE played sound defense, allowing zero points in the third quarter. Claudia Frister led the Cardinals with 8 points, while Corinna Hernandez, Janessa Alvesteffer and Lucy Shoup each had 8 rebounds.
Parchment 36 Fennville 12: The Blackhawks were tripled up by Parchment on Wednesday. It was 21-6 Parchment at halftime, and they continued to extend that lead in the second half. Lila Rosema led the ‘Hawks with 6 points.
West Ottawa 38 Zeeland West 33: In a game made up from Tuesday, the Panthers beat the Dux by five. Molly Borski paced WO with 18 points, while Gabby Reynolds added 8.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 9
BC Calhoun Christian 42 Cedar Springs Creative Tech Academy 26
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 41 Grand Rapids Christian 39
Hart 60 Ravenna 13: Hart started slow, but eventually ran away from Ravenna. The Pirates led 42-3 at halftime, holding the Bulldogs to 2 and 1 point in the first two quarters respectively. Jayd Hovey paced Hart with 21 points, 4 steals and 2 assists. Maria VanAgtmael added 11 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 assists. Addi Hovey chipped in 8 points and 6 rebounds. Morgan Marvin did a bit of everything with 6 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 blocks and 3 assists. Aspen Boutell contributed 4 assists and 5 steals.
Montague 38 Mason County Central 35: The Wildcats edged the Spartans by three points on Thursday evening. “It was a great win for us in a tough environment. We really had to grind this one out against a good team,” Montague Head Coach Nick Thaler shared. “I really want to credit our defense tonight. We did an outstanding job of protecting the paint. Our guards did a great job of pressuring the basketball.” Claire Meacham posted a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Haylee Schwarz chipped in 7 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Kendall Osborne scored just 2 points, but she contributed 8 rebounds and 11 assists. Maddie Meacham had 10 rebounds as well.
Shelby 39 Oakridge 36: The Tigers earned a hard-fought WMC victory against the Eagles. Shelby trailed early, but a strong second half helped them jump in front. They held off Oakridge to secure the win. Kendall Zoulek had a phenomenal performance with 19 points and 17 rebounds. Molli Schultz added 10 points and 4 boards.
Union 64 Benton Harbor 27
Whitehall 44 North Muskegon 30: The Vikings improved to 2-0 in WMC play with a 14-point win over the North Muskegon group. A 14-2 third quarter edge allowed Whitehall to pull away. Marissa Strandberg paced the Vikings with 14 points and 5 steals. McKena Coron chipped in with 8 points. Charley Klint anchored the defense with 7 rebounds and 6 steals.
Zion Christian 58 Holland Black River 30
FRIDAY DECEMBER 10
Algoma Christian 61 West Michigan Lutheran 5: The Knights improve to 3-0 with a convincing win over the Mustangs. WML scored three points in the second quarter, and two in the third. Brekkon Godbold buried the triple, while Hailey Cutler added the two-point basket for WML. Izzy Lockwood led Algoma Christian with 11 points, while Shannon Quinia added 9. Eleven different Knights scored in this victory.
Big Rapids 59 Fremont 29: The Cardinals recorded a big win over the Packers on Friday in CSAA-Gold action. Big Rapids created a 16-2 first quarter edge and never looked back. Mia Witte led Fremont with 12 points, while Jessica Bennett added 7 points and 6 rebounds. Rylie Haist (13) and Hanna Smith (10) each finished in double digits for Big Rapids.
Forest Hills Central 56 Forest Hills Eastern 49
Forest Hills Northern 44 Comstock Park 36
Fruitport Calvary Christian 52 Fruitport 47
Gobles 50 Fennville 13: The Tigers secured a 22-2 lead after eight minutes, and they cruised to victory over the final three frames. Fennville was led by Christina Mendoza with 4 points.
Grand Haven 41 Reeths-Puffer 31
Grandville 52 Hamilton 41: The Bulldogs won a non-league game against the Hawkeyes to improve to 4-0 on the season. Claire Gregwer had another double-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Gracie Rakosky added 9 points, 5 steals and 2 assists. Both Aniyah Fisher and Olivia McKellar finished with 8 points.
Grant 46 Reed 23
Greenville 59 Belding 57
Kalamazoo Hackett 46 Lawton 31
Kent City 51 Lakeview 8: The Eagles cruised past Lakeview in a CSAA-Silver matchup. Kent City led 36-4 at the half, before allowing just four points in the final half. It was a balanced team effort, as the Eagles made 10 triples. Lexie Bowers and Denyle Bonter each made three of those three-pointers. Taryn Preston added 8 points and 5 rebounds.
Lowell 49 Caledonia 40: The Red Arrows held off the Fighting Scots in a non-league battle on Friday night. Braxcynn Baker led the way offensively for Lowell with 25 points, while Piper Risdon (9) and Emma Bruwer (7) had strong contributing scoring efforts.
Martin 48 Coloma 43: The Clippers had a tough battle against Coloma, ultimately emerging victorious by five. “We were able to pull out a hard-fought win tonight,” Martin Coach Ben Schipper shared. “It was game full of diving for loose balls and tie ups. We didn’t shoot from outside very well, so it was good for us to see that we have to find a way to win from the inside too.” Gracie Shettler led the way for Martin with 18 points, including two clutch free throws late. Makala Goddard added 15 points on her birthday, burying four triples. Lynsey Jager had 6 points in addition to double digit rebounds.
Mason County Eastern 38 Big Rapids Crossroads Academy 27: The Cardinals topped the Cougars to improve to 3-0 in WMD play. MCE led 15-6 after the first quarter, before holding off a late charge by BRCA. MCE finished with a strong fourth quarter, outscoring BRCA 10-7. Janessa Alvesteffer led MCE with 14 points, while Corinna Hernandez and Hillary Howe each scored 10.
Morley Stanwood 58 Holton 26
Muskegon Catholic Central 64 Manistee 45: The Crusaders trailed 16-15 after the opening frame, and 30-29 at the break. In the second half, they turned it on, creating a 5-point edge after three quarters. Erin LaVigne led MCC with 16 points, while Claire LaVigne added 15. Grace Staniforth was just behind the sisters with a 14-point effort.
Muskegon Heights 55 Orchard View 27
Newaygo 63 Central Montcalm 42: The Lions captured a convincing win in CSAA-Gold play against the Hornets. It was close early, with Newaygo ahead by just five at the break. CM actually took a lead in the third quarter, before foul trouble and rebounding deficiencies cost the Hornets. “Great road win for us tonight,” Newaygo Coach Nate Thomasma shared. “Central Montcalm will win a lot of games this year. We really needed and had a lot of girls step up and contribute.” Emmerson Goodin led Newaygo with 22 points and 13 boards. Jaxi Long contributed 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Emily Putnam led CM with 13 points and 8 rebounds, while both Courtney Guelzo and Maia Sexton chipped in 8.
Northpointe Christian 63 Tri-Unity 27
Rockford 63 Muskegon 36
South Christian 37 Holland Christian 34
Spring Lake 67 Wyoming Lee 21: The Lakers travelled to Wyoming, taking down the Legends by 46 in a non-league bout. In the opening frame, Spring Lake took a 21-2 lead. They used this advantage to cruise to a win. Alexa Carter led the Lakers with 13 points and 8 rebounds, while Nicole Schmitt added 12 points and 8 rebounds. Jennifer Judge had 9 points and 4 rebounds. Meah Bajt had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Emma Nicles and Lauren Cavalier each finished with 8 points.
Tri-County 42 Chippewa Hills 33
Unity Christian 44 Calvin Christian 38
Wayland 55 Potter’s House 35
West Catholic 63 Sparta 23: The Spartans put on a show against the Spartans on Friday. A tough defensive effort kept Sparta off the scoreboard. Abbey Kimball paced WC offensively with 27 points. Elisha Dykstra and Reese Polega each joined her in double figures.
Western Michigan Christian 40 Ludington 37
White Cloud 35 Hesperia 22
Wyoming 45 Northview 43
Zeeland East 63 Jenison 36
Zeeland West 54 Allendale 50: The Dux won a close non-league battle on Friday night. An extra free throw in the first quarter and a triple in the third proved to be the difference for Zeeland West in this game. Tia Martinez paced the Dux with a game-high 30 points. Lindy Gulker added 9. Allendale’s Hannah Schroeder led the Falcons’ scoring efforts with 25 points. Sami Harris was also in double figures with 11.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 11 SCHEDULE
Grand Rapids Sacred Heart vs Wyoming Lee, 10:30AM
East Grand Rapids vs Hudsonville, 4:00