Whitehall guards Janelle Uganski (left) and Morgan Chamberlain surround Spring Lake’s Molly Miedema during Wednesday night’s district semifinal game at Whitehall. The Vikings held senior captain Miedema to seven points, but couldn’t hold a halftime lead,
WHITEHALL — The Whitehall Vikings fell short of coach Rachel Kent’s stated goal of reaching the district finals, dropping a 48-37 decision to Spring Lake at home in the semis to end their season.
Whitehall (5-16) surged into a halftime lead by outscoring the Lakers 12-5 in the second quarter, but the Lakers ripped off a 26-11 scoring run in the second half to take control of the contest.
Montague bounced by Hart
MONTAGUE — Slow starts have bedeviled Montague all season long, and early struggles Monday night kept the Wildcats from extending their season.
Montague fell behind by 12 after a quarter and couldn’t catch up, ultimately falling to the Hart Pirates 44-29 at home in the Wildcats’ district opener.
“We were focused on trying to not have that slow start,” Montague coach Bill Stone said. “But it’s been a broken record for us all year.”
The Wildcats were again shorthanded, as leading scorer Hailey Cockerill missed the game with a concussion she suffered against Whitehall last Friday.
“We missed her terribly, but one game’s not worth her health,” Stone said.
R-P runs into Grand Haven buzzsaw
GRAND HAVEN — It’s been a successful season for Reeths-Puffer’s girls basketball team, but it had the misfortune of being paired with the Grand Haven juggernaut in Monday’s pre-district game, a road game, no less.
The Rockets hung tough with the unbeaten, high-scoring Buccaneers for a quarter, but unbeaten Grand Haven was too much in a 64-39 loss that ended R-P’s season.
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