The third week of the MHSAA girls basketball season is underway. Below are the scores from around the area, with highlights of some of the best games between Saturday December 11 and Tuesday December 14.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 11
Grand Rapids Sacred Heart 34 Wyoming Lee 8
Hudsonville 61 East Grand Rapids 33
Mona Shores 62 Sault Ste Marie 35: The Sailors traveled north to take on the Blue Devils. Mona Shores returned home with a victory in convincing fashion. It was close early, with the Sailors holding a 13-10 lead after the first quarter. The next two quarters were pivotal to the Sailors’ victory, as they took 10-3 and 27-8 advantages to create large leads. Olivia Sobczak led the way with 21 points, while Jenna Tierman (11) and Khaleeya Cook (10) each finished in double figures for the Sailors. Laura Innerebner (12) and Mackenzie Bell (11) did the same for Sault Ste Marie.
MONDAY DECEMBER 13
White Cloud 51 Walkerville 10
TUESDAY DECEMBER 14
Calvin Christian 45 Grandville 42
Cedar Springs 44 Fremont 37: The Red Hawks grabbed a home non-league victory over the Packers on Tuesday. Fremont led 8-2 early, before a 12-0 run allowed Cedar Springs to secure the lead. The Packers battled, but they would not get any closer than four points the rest of the way. Jessica Bennett and Haley Zerlaut each had 11 points for Fremont, while Kaitlynn Bennett added 8 points and 9 rebounds. Jesse Patin (14) and Darrah Miller (10) finished in double figures for Cedar Springs.
Coloma 37 Fennville 14: The Blackhawks battled against Coloma but fell by 23. It was 11-4 after the first quarter, and 24-8 at the break. Lila Rosema paced Fennville with 10 points, while Christina Mendoza and Najeeah Chambers split the remaining points.
Covenant Christian 60 Wayland 51
Edwardsburg 72 Paw Paw 30: The Eddies breezed past Paw Paw in Wolverine Conference play. Caitlin Tighe paced Edwardsburg with 27 points, while Macey Laubach added 20. All eight Eddies that played found the scoring column in this victory. Addison Roy led Paw Paw with 15 points, half of their team total.
Forest Hills Central 64 Jenison 47: The Rangers took down the Wildcats in a non-league contest. Theryn Hallock was the star of the show for FHC with 36 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. “It was like she was in her own world,” FHC Coach Kristina Prins shared. “Her shot was on, she did all the little things, it was one of the best all-around games I’ve seen from Theryn, which is no small feat given her previous performances!” Maya Hoiser added 8 points for the Rangers, while Maggie Sneider had 4 points and 7 rebounds. Terin Maynard (20) and Ella Haik (12) led Jenison.
Fruitport Calvary Christian 43 Hesperia 31
Godwin Heights 63 Muskegon Heights 53
Grant 58 Comstock Park 51
Hart 49 Shelby 33: An early deficit doomed the Tigers in WMC play. Hart won the opening quarter 16-2 on their way to a 30-11 halftime lead. Shelby won the third and fourth quarters, but only made up three points. Molli Schultz had 14 points to pace the Tigers. Addi Hovey (19 points) and Mariana VanAgtmael (17 points) led the way for the victorious Pirates.
Holton 32 Holland Black River 9
Hudsonville 59 Byron Center 56: The Eagles won this battle of two of the area’s top teams, needing a fifth frame to get it done. Jaci Tubergen paced Hudsonville with 21 points, while Maddie Petroelje and Mikayala Meyer each tossed in 10. Lily Zeinstra (18) and Avery Zeinstra (14) led the way for Byron Center.
Kelloggsville 74 West Michigan Aviation Academy 54
Kenowa Hills 52 Greenville 49
Libertas Christian 39 Barry County Christian 18
Lowell 63 Forest Hills Eastern 35: The Red Arrows secured another win, taking down the Hawks. A trio of Lowell players finished in double digits. Braxcynn Baker led the way with 23 points, while Piper Risdon add 22. Emma Bruwer chipped in 10 points.
Marshall 44 Hastings 29
Martin 40 Lawton 22: The Clippers secured a win over an improved Lawton crew. “It was a rough look first half. We were not being smart with our passes, and our post players were not involved,” Martin Coach Ben Schipper shared. “I felt like after halftime, our posts took a small step in the right direction at asserting themselves.” Gracie Shettle paced the Clippers with 14, while Makayla Goddard added 8. Ella Richter scored 9 to lead Lawton.
Mason County Central 39 Oakridge 31
Mona Shores 38 Grand Haven 37: The Sailors fell behind 14-6 in the opening quarter, but rallied with a 14-9 second quarter edge. Mona Shores edged Grand Haven 18-14 in a defensive second half. Olivia Sobczak (12) and Khaleeya Cook (11) finished in double figures for Mona Shores. Zoe Spoelman (10) led Grand Haven in defeat.
Montague 45 Whitehall 27: The Wildcats captured a victory over the rival Vikings in a WMC contest. Montague thrived defensively, allowing just 11 points off of five made field goals. Whitehall picked up the remaining 16 points at the free throw line. Kendall Osborne paced ‘Gue with 15 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Claire Meacham also finished in double figures with 12 points. Charley Klint was the star for Whitehall with 22 points and 16 rebounds.
Northpointe Christian 41 Zion Christian 14
Orchard View 40 Pentwater 34
Rockford 69 Union 19: The Rams throttled Union in a non-league game. Grace Lyons paced Rockford with 12 points, while Elle Irwin added 11. Ten different Rockford players were able to score in this win. Tanayah Porter scored 8 to lead Union.
South Christian 49 Wyoming 34
Sparta 40 Big Rapids 37