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WMC girls basketball: Hart falls short in epic battle with Kent City

MCC and Ravenna pick up non league wins

Four girls basketball teams in the West Michigan Conference competed in nonleague action on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Read the roundup for those matchups below:

In this file photo, Hart girls basketball team breaks down a huddle before a competition (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

KENT CITY 42, HART 39: At Hart, the host Pirates took on the Eagles as two of the area’s top teams faced off. The competition did not disappoint as both squads were even at 15 after one half of play. Traded baskets in the second half made for a battle down the stretch. Down by four late in the fourth quarter, Hart was forced to foul Kent City. The Eagles capitalized on foul shots to push defeat Hart by a narrow deficit of 3.

Hart leaders:

Addi Hovey 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks

Mariana VanAgtmael 10 points, 4 assists

Aspen Boutell 6 points, 4 rebounds

Abby Hicks 6 assists

Records:

Kent City 17-0 overall

Hart 14-3 overall

Next games:

Holton at Kent City – Friday, Feb. 18

Hart at Montague – Thursday, Feb. 17

In this file photo, The Montague girls basketball team defeated Mason County Central 50-39 on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2022 at Montague High School (Kara Raeth | CatchMark Sports)

MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 38, ONEKAMA 28: At MCC, the host Spartans jumped out to an early 13-7 lead after one quarter of play to create a 5-point deficit over the visiting Portagers. After an even second half, some late-game clutch shooting led the Spartans to victory.

MCC leaders:

Wren Nelson 12 points, 16 rebounds

Adria Quigley 8 points, 3 steals

Records:

MCC 12-5 overall

Onekama 4-12 overall

Next games:

Whitehall at MCC – Thursday, Feb. 17

Buckley at Onekama – Friday, Feb. 18

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

RAVENNA 32, HOLTON 16: At Ravenna, the host Bulldogs jumped out to a 20-7 first half advantage and continued their dominance in the second half to walk away with a victory over the visiting Red Devils.

Ravenna leaders:

Kendra Postema 6 points, 2 rebounds

Emma Gillard 5 points 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Maddie Kilbourne 5 points

Records:

Ravenna 5-13 overall

Holton 11-6 overall

Next games:

Ravenna at Shelby – Thursday, Feb. 17

Holton at Kent City – Friday, Feb. 18

The North Muskegon varsity girls basketball team is photographed at the CatchMark Sports’ Media Day on Nov. 24, 2021 (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

WHITE CLOUD 34, NORTH MUSKEGON 21: At White Cloud, a slow start for the visiting Norse created an 8-0 advantage for the host Indians after one quarter. North Muskegon bounced back in the second quarter and entered halftime trailing by only 3 points. In the second half, White Cloud capitalized on scoring opportunities to walk away with the victory.

North Muskegon leader:

Francine Vinson 5 points

Records:

White Cloud 8-10 overall

North Muskegon 2-15 overall

Next games:

White Cloud at Lakeview – Friday, Feb. 18

North Muskegon at Oakridge – Thursday, Feb. 17

Media Specialist for CatchMark Technologies and CatchMark SportsNet.

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