**ARTICLE BY JOSH LONGSTRETH**
DOUBLE DRIBBLE: GIRLS BASKETBALL RECAP 2/26/2023
- Edwardsburg picked up a road win over Sturgis, 65-9. The win gives head coach Jon Pobuda 200 wins in his career. Averie Markel led the Lady Eddies with 15 points to secure the win. Kenzie Schaible added 14 points. Caitlin Tighe finished with 10 points and 4 steals.
- Montague grabbed a senior night win over Shelby, 52-21. With the win the Wildcats sit at 14-7 on the season. Ella King (12 points, 5 steals), Amanda Cederquist (10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks) and Braylyn Bultema (10 points) led Montague on the night. The Wildcats put together a big 2nd quarter to take the momentum heading into the half.
- Byron Center came up with a big win over East Grand Rapids, 62-53. Wayne State commit McKenna Ferguson (all-time winningest at Byron Center) poured in 22 points on the night to lead the Bulldogs. Michigan commit Macy Brown led the way for the Pioneers with 25 points and 8 rebounds.
- Edwardsburg picked up a Senior Night win over Constantine, 68-19. The Lady Eddies now sit at 15-6. Caitlin Tighe (17 points, 9 steals) and Averie Markel (16 points) put together big nights to lead Edwardsburg. Chloe Baker (11 points, 6 steals) and Abby Bossler (10 points) added to what was a great all-around game for the Eddies.
- Gobles grabbed a win over Delton Kellogg, 43-27. Sophomore Erica Barber (10 points, 5 rebounds) and Freshman Kylee Killeen (10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals) led the Tigers on the night.
- Grand Rapids Catholic Central pulled out a close one over South Christian, 53-50. The Cougars, who have some momentum, will look to grab their 3rd win in a row over Kenowa Hills their next time out. With the loss the Sailors look to respond when they have a chance at Cedar Springs. Freshman Lizzie Wolthuis had a game-high 19 points and 6 rebounds for the Sailors.
- Grand Rapids Christian took down Greenville, 57-33. Megan Leslie paced the Jackets with 17 points.
- Hackett Catholic Prep fell to Watervliet, 35-44. Alyse Baughman (14 points, 2 steals) and Layne Ridderman (11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals) led the Irish.
- Holland Christian defeated Coopersville, 52-31. Bria Lampen (15 points) and Camryn VandenBosch (15 points, 11 rebounds) led the way for the Maroons. Tryna Vander Zwaag had the offense humming with 12 assists on the night.
- Kent City picked up a win over Morley Stanwood, 65-49. Madelyn Geers had a big night as she went for 19 points (12/12 from the line), 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Lexie Bowers did nearly everything you could ask by putting up 17 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks. The Eagles hit 11 three-pointers on the night. Kent City led 36-15 at the half to cruise into the CSAA Tournament Championship.
- Lake City cruised in their win over Hart, defeating the Pirates 52-41. Kenzie Bisballe had a big night to lead the Trojans with 33 points and 19 rebounds. Alie Bisballe finished with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Aspen Boutell paced the Pirates with 14 points. Addi Hovey added 9 points. Abby Hicks pitched in 7 points and 6 rebounds.
- Lawton traveled to Fennville and picked up a win over the Blackhawks, 52-17. McKenna Macon was big for the Lady Blue Devils to lead the way with 16 points and 4 steals. Kyli Bushee led the Blackhawks with 8 points.
- Lowell picked up a big Senior Night win over Forest Hills Central, 63-30. Braxcynn Baker put together a monster night for the Lady Red Arrows with 30 points. Lowell improves to 16-5. The Rangers will fall to 8-13.
- Martin picked up a Senior Night win over Marcellus Howardsville Christian, 39-28. The Clippers rolled early in this one by taking a 28-12 lead into the half. Makala Goddard had her way all night to lead all scorers with 15 points.
- Newaygo fell to Grant, 40-51. The Lions held a 22-15 halftime lead before Grant was able to put together a big second half. Addison Goodwin led the Lions with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Naomi Schillman added 11 points and 3 steals. Newaygo falls to 6-15. The Tigers will improve to 14-7.
- NorthPointe Christian knocked off Belding, 42-30. Alison Rockburn (14 points) and Hope Kanouse (13) paced the Black Knights.
- Otsego fell to Battle Creek Lakeview, 30-41. Audrey Lingbeek led the Bulldogs on the night with 12 points and 2 steals.
- Portland lost a tough battle with Fowler, 30-38. The Raiders were led by Malia Thelen with 11 points.
- Reeths-Puffer pulled off a thrilling OT win over Mona Shores, 64-59. The Sailors got off to a big start before the Rockets were able to come out of the half and take control of the game.Sophia Hekkema (21 points) and Ariel Walker (18 points) had big nights to lead Reeths-Puffer. Brooklyn Tornes added 12. Khaleeya Cook paced Mona Shores with 15. Lauren Hylland added 11. Maddie Russell finished with 9.
- Rockford grabbed a Senior Night win over Caledonia, 71-25. Alyssa Wypych (14 points) and Anna Wypych (13) led the Rams. Emily Obenuf and Grace Lyons (committed to Ferris State this week) finished with 9 apiece.
- Spring Lake cruised to a big win at Fruitport, 62-18. The Lakers were led by Ella Andree with 15 points and 3 steals. Alexa Carter added 13 points and 8 rebounds. Tessa Britt pitched in 8 points. The Trojans were led by Ash Olson with 7 points.
- Vicksburg knocked down 10 three-pointers en route to their win over Portage Central, 48-31. The Bulldogs would look to complete an undefeated season as on Friday when they take on a game Edwardsburg team.
- West Catholic improves to 21-0 on the season as they roll past a very good Hamilton team, 66-33. The Hawkeyes fall to 15-6 with the loss.
- West Ottawa picked up a gritty win over East Kentwood, 53-50. Gabby Reynolds was all that and more on the night as she led the Panthers with 31 points. Magaly Lemus pitched in 11.
- Lake City locked down McBain, 31-20. Kenzie Bisballe had a big night to lead the Trojans with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Alie Bisballe added 9 points and 11 rebounds. With the win they lock up an outright Conference Championship.
- Montague picks up their 5th win in a row by defeating Oakridge, 38-30. Ella King (9 points) and Haylee Schwarz (7 points, 5 rebounds) led the Wildcats. A big 4th quarter from Montague propelled them to the win.
- East Grand Rapids defeated Forest Hills Central , 54-27. It was a historic day in the win for Macy Brown who took over the all-time scoring record at East Grand Rapids with a free throw in the second quarter. She takes over the title previously held by her sister, Jillian Brown. Not only that but to top it off she was announced as a Miss Basketball finalist earlier in the day.
- Fremont lost to Manistee, 45-58. The Chippewas got off to an early start to head into the break with a 26-13 lead. The Packers would make things intersting early in the 3rd before Manistee rattled off a big run of their own. Fremont was led by Olivia Hansen’s 15 points. Jessica Bennett would add 13. Manistee’s Jayna Edmondson finished with a game-high 20 points and was helped out by Mariah Bialik who added 15.
- Gobles ended the regular season with a solid road win over Galesburg Augusta, 46-36. Erica Barber led the Tigers with 21 points and 3 steals. Kaya Huizenga added 11 points and 5 rebounds. Kennadi Killeen helped with 11 points and 2 steals.
- Greenville lost a tough Senior Day battle to Forest Hills Northern, 53-57. Megan Leslie had a big day for the Jackets with 24 points.
- Hackett Catholic Prep held on to beat Constantine, 27-23. Layne Ridderman had a big day for the Irish to lead them with 15 points and 6 rebounds.
- Hamilton picked up a road win at Coopersville, 47-37. Kyra Kleinheksel led the Hawkeyes with 18 points. Kaitlyn Geurink added 10.
- Hart got off to quick start to knock off Holton, 55-28. The Pirates led 20-10 at halftime and poured it on in the second half. Addi Hovey led Hart with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals. Abby Hicks added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Aspen Boutell pitched in 7 points.
- Hopkins improves to 15-6 as they pulled out a tight battle over Belding, 40-34. The Vikings seal the OK Silver championship as they have now won 3 games in a row.
- Lawton ended an 11-year season losing streak in their win over Parchment, 52-17. Kenzee Terpstra (19 points, 7 rebounds) and McKenna Macon (15 points, 4 blocks, 4 steals) led the charge for the Lady Blue Devils.
- Martin was off and running in their win over Delton Kellogg, 40-29. The Clippers would get out a big lead at the half of 31-12, cruising the rest of the way to secure the win. Makala Goddard finished with 16 points for Martin. Head coach Ben Schipper was ecstatic for his team, “We’re so proud of the girls for the regular season we have had. 17-4 overall and a perfect 10-0 in the SAC Central division is incredible. Our schedule has been an absolute grind. The division is full of teams who never back down and battle every night. Each win has to be earned, and we did that each game.We’re not done yet.”
- Mona Shores fell to Muskegon, 45-48. Katie Phillips led all scorers with 15. Lauren Hylland pitched in 10. Ali Phillips had 7. Ty’veonna Davis led the Big Reds with 14. Freshman Mariah Sain added 12. Western Michigan Christian, 44-52.
- Otsego fell to Paw Paw, 35-45. The Wildcats are now 11-10 on the season. With the win the Red Wolves improve to 13-9. Audrey Lingbeek (12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals), Haley Guerrant (5 points, 11 rebounds) and Tessa Prough (5 points, 9 rebounds) paced Otsego.
- Portland lost a tough matchup to Lansing Catholic, 36-60. The Raiders were led by Malia Thelen and Paige Spedoske who finished with 9 points a piece.
- Ravenna beat North Muskegon in what was a big Senior Night for them, 50-28.
- Rockford improves to 21-1 heading into the playoffs as they cruise past Grandville, 67-33.
- South Christian knocked off Cedar Springs, 63-26.
- Spring Lake picked up a Senior Night win over Allendale, 45-37. The Tigers got off to a hot start before the Lakers took the lead. They would keep building that momentum by taking a 23-13 lead into the half. Sprng Lake was led by Ella Andree with 12 points. Alexa Carter added 8 points and 12 rebounds. Brooke Bolthouse pitched in 9. Avery Brose (11 points) and Ava Buhlman (9 points) led Allendale.
- Zeeland West raced past Grand Rapids Union, 47-35. With the win the Dux set the most wins in a season in program history. Jordyn Klaasen was sensational again to lead the Dux with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Kara Bartels added a big effort with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.