The opening night of the girls basketball season brought an overtime thriller between a pair of local teams. Hart edged Ludington by a single point, 43-42, to claim the season-opening win.

Ludington led 9-6 after one quarter, 16-12 at halftime and 29-25 after three quarters. The Pirates won the fourth quarter 17-13 to force the extra session. Hart then scored the lone point of the overtime on a free throw by Abby Hicks to take the win. 

Addi Hovey scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Hart. Aspen Boutell added 12 points, five rebounds and five steals. Hicks and Mariana VanAgtmael scored seven each. 

Ludington’s offense was led by Olivia Lynn with 15 points. Keelyn Laird added eight points for the Orioles. 

Muskegon Catholic Central tops North Muskegon 30-14 in opener

The Crusaders led from the start in a win over the Norse on opening night. Muskegon Catholic led 7-2 after one quarter, 14-7 at halftime and 21-9 at the end of three. 

Carrie Ladd led MCC with 16 points on the night, while Claire LaVigne chipped in eight.

Grace Philpot led the North Muskegon offense with six points, followed by Abbie Wiegers with five. Kayle Martin and Georgia Skujins had five rebounds each for the Norse.

Spring Lake pulls away from Fremont for 47-34 win

Spring Lake used an 18-8 fourth quarter advantage to score a season opening win over Fremont Tuesday night. The Lakers led 13-9 after the first quarter, 21-13 at halftime and 29-26 at the end of the third. 

Brooke Bolthouse and Ella Andree scored 13 points each to lead Spring Lake. Tessa Britt chipped in eight for the Lakers. Britt and Bolthouse both added eight rebounds.

For Fremont, Jessica Bennet led the way with 11 points and seven rebounds. Lily VandenBerg and Khaila Noordyk added six points each. 

Mason County Central opens season with 54-22 win over Manistee

The Spartans started strong with a 20-5 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a win. MCC led 33-17 at halftime, 45-22 after three quarters and outscored Manistee 9-0 in the fourth.

Wren Nelson posted a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spartans. Mallory Miller scored 13 points and had seven assists, while Grace Weinert had five points and five assists. 

Fruitport has a bad second half, falls to Holland 43-23

The Trojans only trailed by one point at halftime, then fell behind down the stretch.

Ash Olson led Fruitport with 10 points while Aubre Johnson added six.

Montague cruises to 52-24 win over Comstock Park

Three Wildcats scored in double figures in the win. Kendall Osbourne led the way with 14 points, eight rebounds and sixt steals.

Emma Peterson added 13 points and four rebounds, while Braylyn Bultema scored 10 and grabbed four rebounds.

Montague led 14-2 after one, 27-13 at halftime and 41-21 heading to the fourth.

Ravenna edges Coopersville 26-25

The Bulldogs opened the season with a narrow victory. Emma and Addy Gillard scored seven points each to lead Ravenna, followed by Emma Postema with six. 

Ravenna led 4-1 after one quarter, 12-10 at halftime and 22-20 after three quarters. Coopersville held a 5-4 edge in the fourth, but the Bulldogs held on for the win.

Holton tops Fruitport Calvary 46-34

Ryann Robins had a double-double to lead the Red Devils, posting 18 points and 10 rebounds. Courtney Boes added 12 points and six steals, while Aubrey Goyings gathered 13 rebounds.

Shelby outlasts Newaygo 42-28 

The Tigers trailed 7-6 after the first quarter, but used a 17-11 edge in the second to lead 23-18 at the half. Shelby led 32-25 after the third quarter and outscored Newaygo 10-3 in the fourth.

Molli Schultz and Kendall Zaverl both scored in double figures for Shelby, with Schultz scoring 16 points and Zaverl adding 12. Aubrey Klotz scored seven for the Tigers. 

Slow start sinks Pentwater in season opener

Pentwater fell behind early in a 45-21 loss to Algoma Christian in its season opener. The Falcons trailed 11-2 after one quarter, 23-6 at half and 32-12 at the end of the third. 

Jocelyn Richison and Audrey Kieda scored six points each to lead the Falcons. Mckenna Hasil chipped in five points for Pentwater.