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
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
Charley Klint 16 points, 6 rebounds
Spring Lake 13-8
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.
Kendall Osborne 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Emma Peterson 8 points, 4 rebounds
Claire Meacham 8 points, 11 rebounds
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
DIVISION 3 AT HOLTON
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.
Marianna VanAgtmael 14 points
Aspen Boutell 13 points
Addi Hovey 8 points
Abby Hicks 8 points
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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
Western Michigan Christian 16-4
North Muskegon 4-18
DIVISION 3 AT MASON COUNTY CENTRAL
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.
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Mason County Central leaders:
Wren Nelson 12 points, 10 rebounds
Adria Quigley 8 points
Jaden Petersen 6 points
Mason County Central 14-7
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