After picking up a win last week over Western Michigan Christian, the Ludington girls basketball team positioned itself firmly as the favorites for yet another Lakes 8 title.

MARION — Despite having two players score in double figures, the Manistee Catholic boys basketball team couldn't overcome a bad third quarter and lost, 44-38, to Marion in the West Michigan D League on the road Friday night.

SCOTTVILLE — Foul trouble plagued Mason County Central’s girls basketball team nearly all night long in a West Michigan Conference loss to Ravenna Friday, 45-25, in Scottville.

Coming into Friday on a two-game losing streak, the Ludington boys basketball team was looking to get back into a groove Friday night against Manistee at Hawley Gymnasium.

CUSTER — Non-conference matchups haven’t been too kind to the Mason County Eastern girls basketball team this season, as they dropped their fourth of the year Thursday night, falling to Lake Leelanau St. Mary, 49-36.

MANISTEE — Manistee Catholic’s girls basketball team rebounded from a four-point loss to Marion in its last game with a 44-18 Western Michigan D League win over Bear Lake at home Thursday night.

MANISTEE — Manistee Catholic’s boys basketball team fell a step further down the Western Michigan D League standings with a 55-47 loss to Mesick in Manistee Wednesday night.