Muskegon-area basketball roundup: Osborne’s near triple-double paces Montague

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Montague freshman Kendall Osborne takes a free throw during a game against Hart Wednesday March 3, 2021 at Montague High School in Montague, Michigan (Scott DeCamp | MLive.com)

MUSKEGON – There aren’t many things that Kendall Osborne doesn’t tower over on the basketball court.

The stellar performance of the Montage girls’ sophomore basketball team added another notable feat during their team’s 52-36 victory in Oakridge on Friday night when they nearly scored a triple-double.

Osborne finished the race with 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, leading the Wildcats, while Haylee Black added 12 points and seven rebounds and Claire Meacham had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Montague took the lead at 10:15 pm at halftime and scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to break away and secure a road win in the West Michigan Conference.

“We got a great win against a well-trained and brave Oakridge team,” said Montague head coach Nick Thaler.

Anna Lundquist scored 13 points, leading Oakridge while Destiny Lane added six points.

Montague (2-0, 1-0 WMC) will host Spring Lake (1-1) on December 7th, while Oakridge (0-2, 0-1 WMC) will travel to Fruitport (0-1).

FRIDAY POINTS

Hudsonville 72, Mona Shores 33

The Eagles kept the Sailors at 18 total points for the last three quarters of the game and drove to a no-conference win on Friday night.

Ali Phillips took eight points, leading Mona Shores, while Khaleeya Cook and Mia Brown added six points each and Olivia Sobczak had five points.

Jaci Turbergen and Ella Reifschneider each scored 15 points, leading Hudsonville, while Ellery Baker and Ellie Petroelje each added 12 points.

Mona Shores (1-1) will travel to Cheboygan on December 11th to face Sault Ste Marie (1-0).

Reeths buffer 57, Spring Lake 29

The Rockets took the lead 13-4 in the first quarter and held the Lakers in check for a no-conference home win on Friday night for the remainder of the game.

Ariel Walker scored 18 points adding three rebounds and two steals to speed up Reeth’s buffers while Sophia Hekkema added 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals and Brooklyn Tornes had 11 points.

Alexa Carter recorded seven points and five rebounds to speed up the Lakers, while Nicole Schmitt added five points and three rebounds, and Meah Bajt, Sara Spooner and Ella Andree scored three points each.

Reeths-Puffer (1-0) will receive Ludington (2-0) on December 7th, while Spring Lake (1-1) will travel to Montague (2-0).

Hart 59, Mason County Central 12

The Pirates opened the game with a 23-3 run to break away from their rivals in the West Michigan Conference of Mason County Central.

Jayd Hovey ended Hart’s pace with 13 points, nine steals, five assists and five rebounds, while Aspen Boutell added 11 points, three steals, three assists and five rebounds and Abby Hicks had 10 points, four steals and five assists. Addi Hovey had two points, six steals and four rebounds and Morgan Marvin added five points, nine rebounds and five blocks.

Hart (1-0, 1-0 WMC) receives Midland on Saturday (1:40 p.m.), while Mason County Central (1-1, 0-1 WMC) receives Montague (2-0) on December 9th.

Shelby 47, North Muskegon 18

The Tigers took the lead by 22:10 in the first half and won the West Michigan Conference on Friday evening.

Kendall Zoulek scored 22 points to overtake Shelby.

Emma Saint Germain and Molly Stewart each scored five points and led North Muskegon.

Shelby (1-1, 1-0 WMC) will travel to Fremont (0-1) on December 7th, while North Muskegon (0-1, 0-1 WMC) will travel to Muskegon Catholic Central (0-1).

Whitehall 39, Ravenna 31

The Vikings outperformed the Bulldogs 34:17 in three quarters of the game, holding a late rally from Ravenna for a win in the West Michigan Conference Friday night.

Charley Klint recorded 16 points and six rebounds to speed Whitehall while Ashley Tenbrink added seven points.

Whitehall (1-1, 1-0 WMC) travels to Newaygo (1-0) on Dec. 7, while Ravenna (0-2, 0-1) travels to Grand Rapids West Michigan Aviation Academy (0-2). on December 6th.

Ludington 57, Zeeland East 37

The Orioles beat the Chix in the second half by 27:18 and secured a victory without a conference on Friday evening.

RyAnn Rohrer finished the race 22 points ahead of Ludington while Keelyn Laird added 20 points.

Ludington (2-0) will travel to Reeths-Puffer (1-0) on December 7th.

Byron Center Zion Christian 52, Orchard View 26

The Mountaineers took a 25:10 lead at halftime and drove to a no-conference win against the Cardinals on Friday night.

Elizabeth Estelle scored 12 points and took seven rebounds to lead Orchard View while Mia Martin added six points and eight rebounds.

Orchard View (0-2) welcomes Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian on December 7th.

FURTHER AREA POINTS

Grand Haven 48, Traverse City Central 30

The Buccaneers (1-0) continue their road trip north with a game against Traverse City West on Saturday at 1.30pm

Cedar Springs 51, Grant 45

The Tigers (1-1, 1-0 CSAA Gold) meet Kent City (1-0) on December 2nd.

Holton 52, Wyoming Lee 20

The Red Devils (1-0) travel to Howard City Tri-County (1-0) on December 7th.

THURSDAY POINTS

Muskegon 48, Kalamazoo Central 47

The Lady Reds secured a spot-on victory over Kalamazoo Central on Thursday evening and thus improved to 1: 1 overall for the season.

McKynna Sims finished with 18 points and six assists to speed up Muskegon while Iyana Brooks added 11 points and seven rebounds, Jamya Robinson had six points and nine rebounds, and Alayna Hussey added six points.

WEDNESDAY POINTS

Ludington 48, Benzie Central 11

The Orioles took advantage of a dominant defensive performance to take a 30-4 lead in the first half and take a non-conference win on Wednesday night.

Olivia Lynn scored 16 points to overtake Ludington while RyAnn Rohrer added 10 points and Aeelyn Laird had eight points.

PLAY ON SATURDAY

Traverse City West vs. Grand Haven, 1:30 p.m.

Muskegon vs. East Lansing, 5:30 p.m.

Hart vs. Midland, 1:30 p.m.

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