Whitehall guard Jenna Pesch (left) winds up for a pass while Anna Osborn (15) and Hannah Meier defend for North Muskegon Friday night. Pesch’s 11 points helped Whitehall to a 52-34 win.
WHITEHALL — It wasn’t pretty, but the Whitehall Vikings played an effective game Friday night, taking control early and never giving it up in a 52-34 West Michigan Conference victory over North Muskegon.
Whitehall (4-14, 3-10 WMC) scored the game’s first 10 points and led by double digits for almost the entire game.
“Our goal tonight was to get out strong and maintain the lead,” Whitehall coach Rachel Kent said. “I thought my girls hustled for 32 minutes tonight. We got on the ground a lot more after loose balls.”
Vikes blister Muskegon Heights
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS — Whitehall wasted no time taking control of Wednesday’s game at Muskegon Heights.
The Vikings raced out to a 27-point lead after a quarter and cruised to a 66-15 nonconference victory over the Tigers.
Whitehall (3-14) led 29-2 after a quarter, and extended that lead to 50-9 at the break.
Rockets beat Mona Shores
MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer defeated Mona Shores Friday night in an O-K Black conference game, 56-41.
The Rockets are now 11-6 and 4-3 in O-K Black play.
No further information was reported.
Vikes struggle defensively in loss
WHITEHALL — The Whitehall Vikings struggled defensively Tuesday night, allowing Ravenna to score its season high in a 72-58 West Michigan Conference loss.
R-P bounced by Holland
MUSKEGON — Despite a terrific individual effort from Kalisa Williams, Reeths-Puffer suffered a 49-40 loss Tuesday night against the Holland Dutch.
Williams had 25 points, most of all scorers in the game, but the Dutch dominated the boards and were consistent throughout.
Montague downed by Oakridge
MONTAGUE — The final three quarters went pretty well for the Montague Wildcats against Oakridge, the second-place team in the West Michigan Conference.
However, the first one was what cost Montague in a 57-30 WMC loss to Oakridge Tuesday night.
Montague loses to Muskegon Catholic
MONTAGUE — The Montague Wildcats struggled Monday against an excellent Muskegon Catholic Central team, dropping a 61-39 nonconference game.
Montague gamely battled the Crusaders through a quarter, trailing 9-7 after one, before Muskegon Catholic took control.
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