MONTAGUE — Montague kept pace with first-place Hart in the West Michigan Conference race Thursday by pounding rival Whitehall, 60-35.

The visiting Vikings (8-8, 7-4 WMC) scored the first seven points of the game, getting a pair of three-pointers from Kate Martin and Karina Wade, but from there the Wildcats (12-4, 9-2 WMC) dominated, ripping off a 21-4 scoring run to end the quarter and never looking back.

The Montague guards had especially strong performances. Braquelle Osborne and Emma Flynn each scored 13 points for the Wildcats, and Kat Moreau added 10 points. Andie Zamojcin chipped in nine.

For Whitehall, Rileigh Thommen missed most of the game with an injury. Martin and Rayne Thompson each scored eight points to lead the team.

WHITEHALL (35) K. Martin 3 0-0 8, Evans 1 0-0 2, Glamzi 0 4-4 4, Wade 2 0-0 6, Jeffries 2 4-6 8, Johnson 0 1-2 1, Thompson 2 0-2 4, Russell 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 9-14 35.

MONTAGUE (60) Zamojcin 4 1-2 9, Moreau 3 1-2 10, Hall 2 1-2 6, Osborne 4 5-6 13, Flynn 5 0-0 13, Koetje 1 1-1 3, Meacham 1 1-2 3, Moore 1 1-3 3. Totals 21 11-18 60.

Whitehall.....11 8 9 7 — 35

Montague....21 12 14 13 — 60

Three-point goals — Whitehall 4 (K. Martin 2, Wade 2), Montague 7 (Moreau 3, Hall, Flynn 3). Total fouls — Whitehall 17, Montague 18. JV score — Montague 48, Whitehall 40.

Ross’ 30 leads

R-P past Jenison

JENISON — Reeths-Puffer earned an exciting win over Jenison Friday, 54-51, to avenge a loss in the first matchup this season.

Lauren Ross paced the Rockets with 30 points. R-P improved to 13-2 on the season and 5-2 in the O-K Black Conference, although it remains behind Muskegon and Jenison, who are tied at 6-1, in the league standings.

Whitehall stumbles

to Fremont

WHITEHALL — Whitehall’s offense stalled in the third quarter Tuesday and couldn’t get going again in a 48-30 loss to Fremont, snapping its five-game win streak.

The Vikings (8-7) trailed 31-20 going into the third, and any thoughts of getting back into the game were dashed when they scored just one point in that frame, falling behind 43-21.

Calla Miller had 16 first-half points for the Packers. Whitehall’s Karoline Glamzi had eight points and six rebounds.