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:
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.
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
Hart 14-2 overall, 12-0 WMC
North Muskegon 2-14 overall, 0-12 WMC
Kent City at Hart, 7 p.m. Tuesday
North Muskegon at White Cloud, 7 p.m. Tuesday
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.
Kendall Osborne 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
Emma Peterson 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
Emma Dyer 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Kendall Zoulek 9 points, 6 rebounds
Ella Olmstead 3 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block
Biloxi Lee 8 rebounds
Montague 13-3 overall, 10-1 WMC
Shelby 9-8 overall, 5-6 WMC
Manistee at Montague, 7 p.m. Monday
Ravenna at Shelby, 7 p.m. Thursday
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.
Jasmine Pastor 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
Anna Lundquist 10 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 7 steals, 3 blocks
Charley Klint 13 points, 6 rebounds
Jadyn Ringler 6 points
Autumn Ferris 6 points
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.
Mallory Miller 8 points
Wren Nelson 8 points
Grace Weinert 6 points
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Mason County Central 10-5 overall, 7-4 WMC
Ravenna 4-12 overall, 2-9 WMC
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