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WMC girls basketball: Whitehall rolls to victory; Oakridge loses heartbreaker

Shelby, North Muskegon and Ravenna also suffer nonleague losses.

In this file photo, Montague girls basketball team defeats Whitehall 45-27 in West Michigan Conference action on Dec. 14, 2021 in Montague, Mich. (Brent Raeth | CatchMark)

WHITEHALL 51, FRUITPORT 17: In the first game after the holiday break, Whitehall traveled to Fruitport where the Vikings jumped out to a 25-8 halftime lead and never looked back. The Vikings held the Trojans to five points or fewer in each quarter. Charley Klint led Whitehall offensively with 25 points.

Whitehall leaders:

Charley Klint 25 points

Autumn Ferris 6 points

McKena Coron 11 rebounds, 5 steals


Whitehall 3-4 overall (2-2 WMC)

Fruitport 0-5 (0-0 OK-Blue)

Jasmine Pastor (left) and Lily Blackburn (right) of the Oakridge girls basketball team are photographed at the CatchMark Media Day on Nov. 24, 2021, in Whitehall, Mich. (Cody Ottinger | CatchMark)

COOPERSVILLE 39, OAKRIDGE 38: At Coopersville, after leading through the first three quarters, Oakridge was unable to hang on down the stretch. The Eagles’ five-point fourth quarter allowed for the Broncos to come away with a one-point victory.

Oakridge leaders:

Lily Blackburn 8 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals

Anna Lundquist 7 points, 16 rebounds, 1 block

Jasmine Pastor 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals


Coopersville 2-3 overall (0-0 OK-Blue)

Oakridge 1-5 overall (0-3 WMC)

In this file photo, Shelby girls basketball players line up for the National Anthem prior to a 51-20 win over Manistee Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Shelby, Mich. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

MONA SHORES 46, SHELBY 29: Shelby struggled to stay afloat in a nonleague game at Mona Shores. The Sailors built a 20-11 halftime lead and continued to pull away in the second half.

Shelby leaders:

Kendall Zoulek 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists

Lauren Brown 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks

Ella Olmstead 5 points, 1 rebound


Mona Shores 5-1 overall (0-0 OK-Green)

Shelby 4-4 overall (2-2 WMC)

Jena Francis of the North Muskegon girls basketball team is photographed at the CatchMark Media Day on Nov. 24, 2021, in Whitehall, Mich. (Cody Ottinger | CatchMark)

MANISTEE 41, NORTH MUSKEGON 21: At North Muskegon, the Norse had a strong first quarter en route to 14-12 advantage at the break. However, a dominating 20-2 fourth quarter from the Chippewas turned away the Norse.

Manistee leaders:

Libby McCarthy 14 points

Ashtyn Janis 7 points

North Muskegon leaders:

Jena Francis 5 points

Molly Stewart 4 points

Georgia Skujins 4 points, 6 rebounds


Manistee 1-6 overall (0-2 Lakes 8)

North Muskegon 1-6 overall (0-4 WMC)

WYOMING POTTER’S HOUSE 39, RAVENNA 32: At Potter’s House, the Bulldogs lost the nonleague contest to drop to 2-4 overall on the season. They’re 1-2 in the West Michigan Conference. No stats or details were submitted to CatchMark on this game.

Graphic by Zach Zweigle

Lead writer for CatchMark SportsNet and Web Services leader for CatchMark Technologies.

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