The CatchMark Catch-Up is a weekly recap of highlights from the West Michigan Conference.
It’s Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, and we’re hitting highlights from last week in 2023-24 WMC winter sports.
Clare Westerlund’s breakout game powers Whitehall past Montague
Freshman Clare Westerlund scored a game- and career-high 16 points to go with 11 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks in powering Whitehall to a 37-35 road victory over Montague Friday. The Vikings’ victory avenged a 20-point loss to the Wildcats early in the season.
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Fremont rallies past Ludington in WMC Lakes first-place battle
Fremont senior Jessica Bennett made three big 3-point baskets in the final 3 1/2 minutes and junior Mia Clemence scored eight of her game-high 16 points down the stretch to power their team to a 41-35 win over host Ludington in a WMC Lakes first-place battle last Tuesday.
It was Fremont’s first victory over Ludington since 2007.
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Whitehall edges Cadillac in battle of unbeatens
Whitehall’s boys basketball team remained perfect on the season with a 58-56 victory at Cadillac last Tuesday in a nonleague battle of unbeatens.
Last Thursday, Whitehall put on a dunking show in a 66-47 nonleague win at Newaygo.
Whitehall takes a 14-0 overall record into a big week, traveling to much-improved Mona Shores Tuesday and hosting perennially strong Grand Rapids Covenant Christian on Friday.
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North Muskegon also remains unbeaten on the season
Visiting Fremont tested North Muskegon early, but the host Norsemen roared back in the second quarter and picked up a 53-39 WMC nondivisional victory last Thursday. Four players scored between nine and 14 points for the Norse, who enter this week with a 13-0 overall record.
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Busy Saturday for WMC boys and girls wrestlers
West Michigan Conference boys and girls wrestlers were busy on Saturday with various competitions.
Montague’s boys team finished runner-up in the Randy Jacobs Memorial Duals it hosted, while Hart’s boys squad was runner-up in the Shelby Super Duals. Montague’s girls team finished second in the Hastings Tournament.
Whitehall’s boys team took third in its highlight event, the Rick Champion Duals.
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