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West Michigan Conference girls basketball: Roundup from Jan. 29, 2024

Montague rallies past Oakridge in WMC Lakes action; Whitehall falls to Newaygo in OT in nonleague play.

A handful of girls basketball games involving West Michigan Conference teams took place Monday night.

Below is a roundup of the action from Jan. 29, 2024, using info reported to CatchMark SportsNet.


MONTAGUE 43, OAKRIDGE 35: Visiting Montague rallied from a slow start, overcoming an 11-6 first-quarter deficit by outscoring Oakridge in the second, third, and fourth quarters for this WMC Lakes win.

The Wildcats used offensive balance to help overcome the triple-double effort by Eagles senior standout Anna Lundquist.

“We had a slow start, but we made some adjustments at the half and were able to capitalize in the second half and come out with a win,” said Montague coach Jess DeBruin, whose team outscored Oakridge 30-19 in the second half.

Montague leaders:

Adilynn Peterson 12 points

Addison Pranger 12 points

Braylyn Bultema 10 points

Oakridge leaders:

Anna Lundquist 17 points, 19 rebounds, 10 blocks

Cambria Guenthardt 10 points, 4 rebounds


Montague 3-8 (3-4 WMC Lakes)

Oakridge 2-9 (1-6 WMC Lakes)

Montague’s 2023-24 girls varsity basketball team poses for a group photo during CatchMark SportsNet Media Day Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, in Whitehall, Mich. (Courtney Jimison | CatchMark)



NEWAYGO 43, WHITEHALL 40 (OT): Host Whitehall built a 30-16 lead through three quarters of this nonleague matchup, but Newaygo staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback with a 19-5 surge and won it in overtime with an 8-5 scoring edge.

“The Vikings struggled in the fourth quarter to score and had a number of turnovers down the stretch that was the difference in the game,” Whitehall coach Brian Milliron said.

Whitehall leaders:

Lexi Daggett 17 points

Kendall Osborne 7 points

Lianne Fagan 7 points

Clare Westerlund 5 points

Lucy Zamojcin 4 points

Newaygo leader:

Naomi Schillman 14 points


Whitehall 4-9 overall

Newaygo 5-6 overall

Photos by Harper Leon for CatchMark


LUDINGTON 47, CADILLAC 42: Host Ludington used a second-half surge to rally past Cadillac in nonleague action.

The Orioles trailed 22-15 at halftime, but outscored the Vikings 16-9 in the third and 16-11 in the fourth to pull out the win.

Ludington leaders:

Peyton Welch 12 points

Madelyn Kenyon 12 points

Jennah Skiba 7 points

Elianna Jeruzal 5 points

Jordyn Anderson 5 points

Cadillac leaders:

No stats or leaders submitted


Ludington 8-6 overall

Cadillac 7-4 overall

In this file photo, Ludington girls basketball coach Warren Stowe is shown during a 2022-23 game at Montague. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)


RAVENNA 31, WHITE CLOUD 28 (OT): Mattisen Crowley scored three points in overtime and Addison Gillard made a pair of free throws in the extra session to lift Ravenna to the nonleague road win.

“Natalie Rosel, Kloe Drummond, and Sophia Rosel did a great job stepping in a helping us when we were short players tonight,” said Ravenna coach Luke Houseman, whose team was missing starting point guard Emily Postema because she was sick.

“Girls in our starting lineup were asked to do things they have not had to do, but everyone stepped up to get the win.”

Ravenna leaders:

Addison Gillard 13 points

Mattisen Crowley 11 points

White Cloud leaders:

Annie Feldpausch 10 points

Gracy Holmes 8 points


Ravenna 5-7 overall

White Cloud 6-9 overall

Ravenna’s 2023-24 girls varsity and junior varsity basketball teams pose for a group photo during CatchMark SportsNet media day on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, in Whitehall, Mich. (Courtney Jimison | CatchMark)

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