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Ludington runs past Montague, commemorates coach Thad Shank’s 400th career win

Orioles’ 70-41 victory over Wildcats was No. 402 for Shank.

Ludington boys basketball coach Thad Shank picked up his 400th career win last week at Oakridge.

Ludington’s 70-41 victory over visiting Montague Tuesday night was actually win No. 402 for Shank. The Orioles celebrated their coach, but for him it was business as usual as his team stayed in the thick of the West Michigan Conference Lakes Division title chase.

Ludington (12-5 overall, 7-1 WMC Lakes) stays right behind Whitehall in the divisional race. Whitehall is 19-0 and 9-0, respectively. The Orioles play at Orchard View tonight in a make-up game and visit Whitehall Friday in a first-place matchup.

Ludington and Whitehall shared the WMC Lakes title last season.

On Tuesday against Montague, Ludington raced out to a 17-5 first-quarter lead thanks in large part to four 3-pointers by Spencer Holmes, who finished with 20 points. David Shillinger controlled the second and third quarters for the Orioles by scoring 20 of his game-high 31 points.

Cole Herremans paced Montague (11-8, 4-6) with nine points, followed by Isaiah Atchison, Owen Raeth, and Riley Mulder with eight apiece.

Photos by Kara Raeth | CatchMark

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