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WMC girls basketball: First-place Hart rolls at Oakridge; watch replay of Montague win

Shelby, Mason County Central also pick up victories Friday (Jan. 14, 2022).

Hart’s girls basketball team set the tone early and cruised to a 56-30 victory over host Oakridge Friday night to remain unbeaten in West Michigan Conference play.

The Pirates (7-1, 6-0 WMC) led 19-7 after the first quarter and 36-17 at halftime as their pressure defense took a toll on the Eagles (2-6, 1-4), who finished with 40 turnovers.

Addi Hovey packed the stat sheet for Hart with 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Aspen Boutell did the same with 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals, while Mariana VanAgtmael scored seven first-quarter points en route to an 11-point, five-steal, five-assist night.

Morgan Marvin snagged six rebounds for the Pirates.

For Oakridge, Destyni Lane had 13 points, two rebounds and two steals. Kaelinn Jozsa finished with six points, 10 rebounds and two assists, while Anna Lundquist added five points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

Next, Hart visits White Cloud at 7 p.m. Tuesday, while Oakridge welcomes Wyoming Potter’s House Christian at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Addi Hovey of the Hart girls basketball team is photographed at the CatchMark Media Day on Nov. 24, 2021, in Whitehall, Mich. (Cody Ottinger | CatchMark)

MONTAGUE 37, RAVENNA 14: At Montague, defense was the name of the game for the host Wildcats, who limited the Bulldogs to two points in each of the first three quarters and remain one game behind Hart in the league standings.

Montague leaders:

Claire Meacham 12 points, 2 rebounds, 3 blocks

Kendall Osborne 8 points, 4 rebounds, 8 steals, 2 assists

Emma Peterson 4 points, 2 steals

Lauren Smith 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Ana Trevino 4 points

Ravenna leader:

Emma Gillard 8 points

Records:

Montague 6-2 (5-1 WMC)

Ravenna 2-5 (1-3 WMC)

Next games:

Montague at Fremont, 7 p.m. Monday

Ravenna at Muskegon Catholic Central, 7 p.m. Tuesday

SHELBY 50, WHITEHALL 47: At Shelby, Kendall Zoulek’s double-double powered the host Tigers to the victory over the Vikings in a game that stayed pretty tight throughout.

Shelby leaders:

Kendall Zoulek 18 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists

Molli Schultz 11 points, 2 assists

Ella Olmstead 8 points, 8 rebounds

Lauren Brown 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks

Whitehall leaders:

Charley Klint 24 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals

Lola Buckner 9 points

Records:

Shelby 6-4 (3-2 WMC)

Whitehall 3-7 (2-4 WMC)

Next games:

Western Michigan Christian at Whitehall, 7 p.m. Tuesday

Shelby at Ravenna, 7 p.m. Thursday

Kendall Zoulek of the Shelby girls basketball team is photographed at the CatchMark Media Day on Nov. 24, 2021, in Whitehall, Mich. (Cody Ottinger | CatchMark)

MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 58, NORTH MUSKEGON 22: At Mason County Central, the host Spartans ran away from the Norse for a fourth-straight win.

Leaders:

No stats submitted for either team

Records:

Mason County Central 5-2 (4-2 WMC)

North Muskegon 1-7 (0-6 WMC)

Next games:

Mason County Central at Ludington, 7 p.m. Monday

Muskegon Heights Academy at North Muskegon, 7 p.m. Monday

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