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Muskegon-area high school basketball highlights and reactions from Jan. 24

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Ludington sophomore Gage Jones (54) attempts to pass around Whitehall sophomore Kyle Stratton (21) during the third quarter of a Whitehall Vikings and Ludington Orioles non-conference boys basketball game at Whitehall High School on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. Whitehall won the match up in overtime with a score of 57-54 . (Daniel Shular | MLive.com)Daniel Shular | MLive.com

MUSKEGON — Below is a roundup of how all the Muskegon-area high school basketball teams performed on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.

NOTE: Coaches are encouraged to send player stats and scoring summaries to [email protected] after each contest to be included in nightly roundups.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Spring Lake 51, Fruitport 35

The Lakers opened the game on an 11-2 run and continued to pull away in the second half as they rolled past their rivals in OK Blue Conference play Tuesday night.

Zane Stahl finished with 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Spring Lake, while Carter Ball added 14 points and Eli Morrison had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Bode Anspach finished with 11 points to lead Fruitport, while Ryan Bosch added seven points and Paschal Jolman had five points.

Hudsonville 66, Grand Haven 48

The Eagles knocked down seven 3-pointers in the first quarter to build a double-digit lead over the Buccaneers and ended the game on a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to secure the OK Red Conference road win Tuesday night.

Harrison Sorrelle finished with 15 points to lead Grand Haven, while Joey Basil added 10 points and Will Korenstra had seven points.

Muskegon 74, Holland 25

The Big Reds raced out to a 40-14 advantage in the first half and continued to roll past the Dutch to secure an OK Green Conference home win Tuesday night.

Anthony Sydnor III finished with 16 points to lead Muskegon, while Jordan Briggs added 15 points, Elija Langston had 13 points, David Day III had eight points, and Terrance Davis had seven points.

Reeths-Puffer 59, Mona Shores 48

The Rockets started the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run to pull away from the Sailors and secure a hard-fought OK Green Conference road win Tuesday night.

JT Foster and Mason Hallett each scored 13 points to lead Mona Shores, while Jordan Bledsoe added 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists and Ryan Opsommer added six points.

Jaxson Whitaker finished with 19 points to lead Reeths-Puffer, while Travis Ambrose added 13 points.

Hart 76, Muskegon Catholic Central 40

The Pirates got off to a hot start in their road game at Muskegon Catholic on Tuesday and cruised past the Crusaders the rest of the way in a non-conference win.

Parker Hovey finished with 23 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists and five blocks to lead Hart as he registered his eighth career triple-double. Blake Weirich added 17 points and six rebounds, while Caleb Bitely had 13 points.

Braden Gustin led Muskegon Catholic with nine points, five steals, and four assists, while Jacob Lyonnais added 10 rebounds and Owen Lyonnais had seven points.

Whitehall 76, Western Michigan Christian 30

The Vikings outscored the Warriors 44-6 in the second and third quarters as they pulled away for a convincing non-conference win Tuesday night.

Camden Thompson finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead Whitehall, while DJ Jamison added 12 points and five rebounds, Jack Houtteman had 11 points and five rebounds and Trannon Aylor had nine points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Ludington 76, Traverse City Central 74 (OT)

The Orioles fell behind 24-10 to start the game but rallied to outscore the Trojans 44-27 in the second half to force overtime on a 3-pointer from Gage Jones at the buzzer. In the extra session, Kol Anthes found Levi Laman in the post for the game-winning bucket with two seconds remaining to play.

David Shillinger finished with 35 points to lead Ludington, while Spencer Holmes added 14 points and Gage Jones had seven points and seven assists.

Anthony Ribel scored 31 points to lead Traverse City Central, while Landen Miller added 12 points.

Montague 66, Ravenna 37

The Wildcats established a 34-14 advantage in the first half and continued to roll the rest of the contest as they picked up an impressive win over the Bulldogs in West Michigan Conference action.

Owen Raeth finished with 18 points and five rebounds to lead Montague, while Isaiah Atchison added 12 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals, and Rodney Brassfield had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Dylan May finished with 10 points to lead Ravenna, while Carter Schullo and Aron Phillips each added five points.

Big Rapids 66, Kent City 54

The Eagles jumped out to a 19-9 lead to start the game but Big Rapids knocked down nine 3-pointers during a 31-7 run in the second quarter to pull in front of Kent City and ultimately pick up the win Tuesday night.

Seth Vanderwest finished with 18 points to lead Kent City, while Jaret Jaramillo added 17 points.

Reed City 60, Newaygo 33

The Coyotes got off to a hot start in their contests against the Lions and continued to roll the rest of the way for a CSAA win Tuesday night.

Josiah Long finished with 11 points to lead Newaygo, while Bryce Decker added eight points.

White Cloud 56, Lakeview 43

White Cloud overcame a slow start and found its offensive rhythm in the second and third quarters, as they pulled away from Lakeview for a CSAA home win Tuesday night.

Kevin Strait finished with 17 points to lead White Cloud, while Noah Robinson added 13 points and Mason Ruether had 11 points.

Grant 79, Central Montcalm 73

The Tigers led 32-21 at halftime and fended off Central Montcalm in the second half with a 10-for-11 performance from the free-throw line to secure a CSAA win Tuesday night.

Lucas Swanson finished with 18 points to lead Grant, while Zaiden Phillips added 12 points,  Oakley Obenauf had 11 points and Zak Barnhart and Blake Rider each added 10 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Muskegon 60, Holland 21

The Big Reds rolled past the Dutch on Tuesday night in OK Green Conference action.

Mariah Sain finished with 14 points to lead Muskegon, while Ty’veonna Davis had 11 points and five assists, Aaliyah Winston had 10 points and Bre’asia Gamble had six points and 10 assists.

Hudsonville 47, Grand Haven 46

The Buccaneers jumped out to a 17-7 lead in the first quarter and led by eight points at halftime but couldn’t fend off the Eagles down the stretch as senior standout Maddie Petroelje knocked down three straight free-throw attempts with less than a second remaining on the clock after getting fouled on a half-court shot attempt to hand Hudsonville the wild OK Red Conference home win Tuesday night.

Gillian Sorrelle and Maddie Schopf each scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Grand Haven, while Grace Harrison added 10 points and four assists.

Reeths-Puffer 52, Mona Shores 43

The Rockets led 24-20 at halftime and outscored the Sailors 14-9 in the fourth quarter to secure a hard-fought win in OK Green Conference action Tuesday night.

Sophia Hekkema finished with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists to lead Reeths-Puffer, while Ariel Walker added 16 points and Brooklyn Tornes had 13 points, five assists, five steals, four rebounds and two blocks.

Ali Phillips scored 10 points to lead Mona Shores, while Katie Phillips had nine points and Lauren Hylland had eight points and seven rebounds.

Spring Lake 63, Fruitport 31

The Lakers used a fast start to pull away from the Trojans and continued to roll to an impressive OK Blue Conference home win Tuesday night.

Alexa Carter finished with 15 points and seven rebounds to lead Spring Lake, while Ellie Wrona added 13 points, and Ella Andree had 10 points and five assists.

Ash Olson scored 15 points to lead Fruitport, while Grace Sweet added seven points and Auebre Johnson had six points.

Hart 56, Shelby 13

The Pirates raced out to a 35-5 advantage in the first half and continued to roll past the Tigers for an impressive win in West Michigan Conference action Tuesday night.

Addi Hovey finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds, eight steals, five assists, and five blocks to lead Hart, while Abby Hicks added 20 points, four assists and four steals, Mariana VanAgtmael had seven points, five rebounds and three assists and Aspen Boutell had five points, four assists and four steals.

Kendall Zaverl had three points and four rebounds to lead Shelby, while Biloxi Lee added nine rebounds and Kylie Brown had four rebounds and two steals.

Mason County Central 36, North Muskegon 18

The Spartans held a 19-10 lead at halftime and fended off the Norse in the second half for a West Michigan Conference win Tuesday night.

Mallory Miller and Wren Nelson each scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Mason County Central, while Grace Weinert added five points, five assists and four steals.

Grace Philpot and Lucy Fricke each scored four points to lead North Muskegon.

Oakridge 44, Manistee 39

The Eagles trailed seven points at halftime but used a 16-3 run in the third quarter to retake the lead and fend off the Chippewas for a hard-fought West Michigan Conference win Tuesday night.

Anna Lundquist finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and four steals to pace Oakridge, while Lily Blackburn added seven points, 10 rebounds and five steals and Cambria Guenthardt had six points.

Jayna Edmondson finished with 11 points to lead Manistee, while Abby Robinson added seven points and Allison Kelley had five points, 15 rebounds, and five steals.

Holton 43, Ravenna 36

Holton used a 29-16 run in the second and third quarters to pull away from the Bulldogs and pick up a West Michigan Conference home win Tuesday night.

Abbie Fowler finished with 13 points and five steals to lead Holton, while Ryann Robins added 11 points and 10 rebounds and Layla Cannady had 11 points.

Teghan Sterken scored 12 points to lead Ravenna, while Addy Gillard had 10 points and Emma Gillard had six points.

Montague 44, Muskegon Orchard View 12

The Wildcats raced out to a 26-6 advantage in the first half and continued to roll the rest of the way for a West Michigan Conference win Tuesday night.

Braylyn Bultema finished with 18 points and seven rebounds to lead Montague, while Addi Peterson added six points, three steals, and three assists, Haylee Schwarz had six points and nine rebounds and Emma Peterson had nine assists, five steals and three rebounds.

Whitehall 42, Western Michigan Christian 35

The Vikings trailed 22-18 at halftime but battled back to retake the lead in the final two minutes of regulation to secure a hard-fought win over the Warriors in non-conference action Tuesday night.

Lexi Daggett finished with 13 points and six rebounds to lead Whitehall, while Autumn Ferris added 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks, Hailey Carnes had seven points, five rebounds and three steals, Onnyka Dempsey had six points, seven steals, and two assists, and Sidney Shepherd had five points and six rebounds.

Ashely Folkema finished with 26 points, 13 rebounds, and five steals to lead WMC, while Brooklyn Watts added seven rebounds.

Big Rapids 48, Kent City 37

The Eagles started off the game cold, as they fell behind 28-16 in the first half and couldn’t complete a second-half comeback in a loss to Big Rapids on Tuesday night.

Madelyn Geers finished with 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Kent City, while Lexie Bowers added 16 points, four rebounds, and two assists and Hailey Kamphuis had three points and two assists.

Central Montcalm 70, Grant 55

The Tigers fell behind 25-8 in the first quarter thanks to a hot shooting display from Central Montcalm and couldn’t complete a second-half comeback in a CSAA loss Tuesday night.

Julie Ashbaugh finished with 16 points to lead Grant, while Jocee Pluene added 10 points, Jaycee Hance had eight points, Makayla Zerlaut had seven points and Madison Thompson had six points.

Reed City 46, Newaygo 29

The Lions trailed 24-8 at halftime but couldn’t recover down the stretch as they fell to Reed City in CSAA action Tuesday night.

Maria Riddering finished with six points, three steals and three rebounds to pace Newaygo, while Barbara Toth added six points and Grace Painter and Naomi Schillman each added five points.

Ludington 53, Fremont 23

The Orioles established a 28-14 advantage in the first half and continued to roll the rest of the contest in a convincing West Michigan Conference win over the Packers on Tuesday night.

Keelyn Laird finished with 14 points to lead Ludington, while Elianna Jeruzal added 10 points and Olivia Lynn and Emma McKinley each had eight points.

Jessica Bennett scored eight points to lead Fremont, while Lily VandenBerg added six points.

Saugatuck 49, Fruitport Calvary 30

McKena Wilson finished with 13 points and five rebounds to lead Fruitport Calvary Christian, while Kamea Sutherland added eight points and five rebounds.

White Cloud 31, Lakeview 28

White Cloud trailed by double digits in the third quarter but drew within three points of the lead in the fourth quarter of play before securing a wild comeback win thanks to a pair of buckets from Jolena Deaton and free throws from Jaden Gomez down the stretch.

Gaby Reeve finished with 12 points and seven rebounds to lead White Cloud, while Gomez added 10 points and two steals.

Mason County Eastern 46, Hesperia 35

The Cardinals took a 20-12 lead into halftime and continued to fend off the Panthers in the second half for a non-conference win Tuesday night.

Noelle Evans and Samy Logana each scored 11 points to lead Hesperia.

Shaina Alvesteffer finished with 17 points to lead Mason County Eastern, while Kaitlyn Mickovich added 15 points and Maria Gomez-Jimenez had seven points.

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