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WMC girls basketball: Hart, Montague win big to set up next week’s showdown

Travis Rosema becomes Pirates’ all-time winningest coach in program history.

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

Hart and Montague both took care of business in a big way Friday night in setting up next week’s West Michigan Conference girls basketball showdown.

The first-place Pirates will be looking to wrap up their first conference title since 1992 when they visit the second-place and two-time defending league champion Wildcats next Thursday.

On Jan. 11, Hart edged Montague, 37-36, in a thriller played at Hart.

Here is a roundup of conference games played Feb. 11, 2022:

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

HART 71, NORTH MUSKEGON 22: At Hart, the host Pirates scored 28 first-quarter points as they made five 3-pointers in the frame and seven of the nine players dressed got in the scoring column. It’s the 62nd win for Hart coach Travis Rosema, who is now the all-time winningest coach in program history.

Hart leaders:

Addi Hovey 18 points, 5 rebounds, 8 steals

Aspen Boutell 14 points, 3 assists, 3 steals

Abby Hicks 13 points, 5 assists, 7 steals

Mariana VanAgtmael 8 points

North Muskegon leader:

Molly Stewart 9 points

Records:

Hart 14-2 overall, 12-0 WMC

North Muskegon 2-14 overall, 0-12 WMC

Next games:

Kent City at Hart, 7 p.m. Tuesday

North Muskegon at White Cloud, 7 p.m. Tuesday

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

MONTAGUE 48, SHELBY 20: At Shelby, the visiting Wildcats came out focused and took care of business for a solid victory to set up next Thursday’s showdown at home against first-place Hart.

Montague leaders:

Kendall Osborne 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

Emma Peterson 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals

Emma Dyer 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Shelby leaders:

Kendall Zoulek 9 points, 6 rebounds

Ella Olmstead 3 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block

Biloxi Lee 8 rebounds

Records:

Montague 13-3 overall, 10-1 WMC

Shelby 9-8 overall, 5-6 WMC

Next games:

Manistee at Montague, 7 p.m. Monday

Ravenna at Shelby, 7 p.m. Thursday

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

OAKRIDGE 39, WHITEHALL 38: At Oakridge, the host Eagles overcame a 26-17 halftime deficit to pull out their third straight conference win and avenge a loss at Whitehall at Jan. 20.

Oakridge leaders:

Jasmine Pastor 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals

Anna Lundquist 10 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 7 steals, 3 blocks

Whitehall leaders:

Charley Klint 13 points, 6 rebounds

Jadyn Ringler 6 points

Autumn Ferris 6 points

Records:

Oakridge 6-11 overall, 5-7 WMC

Whitehall 7-11 overall, 5-7 WMC

MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 36, RAVENNA 16: At Mason County Central, the host Spartans held the Bulldogs scoreless in the first half en route to building a 22-point lead.

MCC leaders:

Mallory Miller 8 points

Wren Nelson 8 points

Grace Weinert 6 points

Ravenna leaders:

No stats submitted

Records:

Mason County Central 10-5 overall, 7-4 WMC

Ravenna 4-12 overall, 2-9 WMC

Next games:

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

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