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WMC girls basketball: Montague edges Oakridge, Hart rolls past Holton in district semifinals

North Muskegon and Mason County Central also see seasons end.

Hart and Montague were the top two girls basketball teams in the West Michigan Conference all season.

Now, they’re the only conference squads left standing in the state tournament.

The Pirates and Wildcats both won district semifinal games Wednesday night (March 2, 2022) in their respective divisions. They’ve earned berths in Friday’s district finals in rematches of nonleague opponents earlier this season.

Here’s a roundup of district semifinal action from Wednesday, including updated scores and schedules from the four districts involving conference teams:

DIVISION 2 AT OAKRIDGE

Graphic by Amy Yonkman | CatchMark

SPRING LAKE 51, WHITEHALL 29: The Vikings fell into a 16-2 first-quarter hole and could not recover, as their season ends in the district semifinals.

Spring Lake leaders:

Meah Bajt 13 points, 5 rebounds

Jennifer Judge 9 points, 8 rebounds

Brooke Bolthouse 9 points

Whitehall leader:

Charley Klint 16 points, 6 rebounds

Records:

Spring Lake 13-8

Whitehall 9-13

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 41, OAKRIDGE 35: Montague used a 10-4 second-quarter advantage to overcome an early deficit, and the Wildcats held off the Eagles to punch their ticket to Friday’s district championship game. Montague will face Spring Lake, which edged the Wildcats 42-41 on Dec. 7 after a furious fourth-quarter rally.

Montague leaders:

Kendall Osborne 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Emma Peterson 8 points, 4 rebounds

Claire Meacham 8 points, 11 rebounds

Oakridge leaders:

Jasmine Pastor 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block

Anna Lundquist 10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

Destyni Lane 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Records:

Montague 17-4

Oakridge 8-14

DIVISION 3 AT HOLTON

Graphic by Amy Yonkman | CatchMark

HART 59, HOLTON 22: Hart jumped out to a 14-7 first-quarter lead and 29-15 halftime advantage, then the Pirates pulled away in the second half of this district semifinal matchup of future conference foes. Hart advances to Friday’s district championship game against Western Michigan Christian, which the Pirates defeated 52-36 on Dec. 7 before senior point guard Jayd Hovey suffered a season-ending injury.

Hart leaders:

Marianna VanAgtmael 14 points

Aspen Boutell 13 points

Addi Hovey 8 points

Abby Hicks 8 points

Holton leaders:

No stats submitted

Records:

Hart 17-3

Holton 14-8

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

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 62, NORTH MUSKEGON 18: A talented Western Michigan Christian squad outscored North Muskegon 27-0 in the first quarter and cruised to the district semifinal victory to earn a rematch with Hart. Kyla Wiersema reached 1,000 career points for the Warriors.

Western Michigan Christian leaders:

Kyla Wiersema 20 points

Lexi Daggett 13 points

Maddie Wiersema 12 points

North Muskegon leaders:

Josee Cooke 5 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks

Allie Jensen 6 points

Records:

Western Michigan Christian 16-4

North Muskegon 4-18

DIVISION 3 AT MASON COUNTY CENTRAL

Graphic by Amy Yonkman | CatchMark

MCBAIN 48, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 41: A 15-8 McBain scoring advantage in the second quarter made the difference in this district semifinal matchup, as the Spartans see a solid season come to an end.

McBain leaders:

No stats submitted

Mason County Central leaders:

Wren Nelson 12 points, 10 rebounds

Adria Quigley 8 points

Jaden Petersen 6 points

Records:

McBain 18-3

Mason County Central 14-7

DIVISION 3 AT MORLEY STANWOOD

Graphic by Amy Yonkman | CatchMark

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