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Ludington girls basketball coach Warren Stowe said that this Orioles squad is at its best when it features balance.
That’s exactly what Stowe saw from his team in a key 44-37 West Michigan Conference Lakes Division road victory Tuesday night against a Whitehall team that has shown improvement in recent weeks.
Ludington outscored Whitehall 8-3 in the second quarter and 15-10 in the fourth to improve its record to 10-6 overall and 7-1 in the WMC Lakes. Ludington remains one game behind divisional leader Fremont.
The Packers (12-3, 8-0) won on the Orioles’ floor, 41-35, on Jan. 23. The rematch is set for Feb. 27 at Fremont.
Jordyn Anderson and Madelyn Kenyon paced Ludington against Whitehall with eight points apiece. Karli Mesyar, Emma McKinley, and Elianna Jeruzal contributed seven points each, while Jenna Skiba scored four and Peyton Welch three.
For Whitehall (6-10, 4-5), which had won three of its previous four games, Lexi Daggett led the way with a game-high 19 points and three rebounds. Kendall Osborne had a double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block for the Vikings, while Allie VanAntwerp produced four points and four rebounds.
LOCAL BUSINESS APPRECIATION: Between Whitehall’s girls junior varsity and varsity basketball games against Oakridge on Feb. 9, Whitehall will host a Local Business Appreciation presentation. Local businesses which have supported Whitehall District Schools and Vikings athletes will be recognized. Each player has chosen a business with which she is connected and they’ll walk together onto the floor during the presentation. Special warm-up shirts will be worn on the Vikings.
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