Girls hoops roundup: Folkmier powers Fruitport to season-opening win

Rachael Folkmier made tremendous strides on the volleyball court this fall from her junior to senior seasons and if one game is any indication, she's ready to do the same in basketball. Folkmier, a 6-foot center, came off the bench to score 15 points and grab nine rebounds, helping the Fruitport varsity girls basketball team rout visiting Ravenna on Tuesday in the season-opening contest for both teams, 53-22. Fruitport coach Bob German said his team started a little slow in the first quarter, but closed strong, outscoring the Bulldogs 15-2 in the opening frame.
Tribune Staff
Nov 30, 2011


The Trojans increased their lead to 28-11 at the half then blew the contest open in the third, outscoring Ravenna 16-4.

Senior point guard Lauren Hazekamp contributed 11 points and six steals for the Trojans and Bre Geile pulled down seven rebounds.

Kaelyn Laufersky, Debbie Pekel, Mallory Vest and Amber Carmean added six points apiece for Fruitport.

Ravenna was led by Madeline Jazdzyk and Laura Williams with four points apiece.

Junior Varsity: Fruitport defeated Ravenna on Tuesday, 37-22. Francesca Cerniglia led the way with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Breanne Burns added eight points, and Haylie Hanks had five steals.


A balanced scoring attack and good defense combined for a 47-30 season-opening victory for the Western Michigan Christian girls basketball team on Tuesday over host Whitehall.

The Lady Warriors led 15-6 at the first stop, 25-11 at intermission and 34-20 going into the final period.

Senior guard Miya Oakes paced WMC with 14 points, five assists and five steals. Vanessa Eekhoff, Rachel Karsten and Rachel Bruinsma all chipped in with nine points. Eekhoff and Bruinsma also grabbed 10 and seven rebounds, respectively.

Sarah Gould led Whitehall with nine points and Emily MacArthur had eight rebounds.

Junior Varsity: The Lady Warriors shut out the Vikings until midway through the third period en route to a 30-22 win.
Anneliese DeKam, Jessica Knoll and Lindsey Johnson each tossed in six points for the Lady Warriors.


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