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Montague starts fast, never looks back in boys basketball rout of Oakridge

Montague also honors 2022 state champion track relay teams with banner unveilings.

Photos by Kara Raeth | CatchMark

MONTAGUE — Montague’s boys basketball attacked the basket better Friday night better than it had all season, according to head coach Dave Osborne.

The results showed. Montague started fast and never looked back in a 64-34 rout of visiting Oakridge in a West Michigan Conference Lakes Division matchup.

Montague raced out to a 24-10 lead in the first quarter, which the Wildcats extended to 42-16 by halftime. The margin grew to 63-24 through three quarters.

Isaiah Atchison led Montague with 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Braeden Johnston had 12 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Wildcats, while Rodney Brassfield contributed 10 points and five rebounds.

Owen Petersen scored 10 points to go with three assists, two steals and two rebounds for Montague, while Owen Raeth had seven points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Peyton Ruel paced Oakridge with 11 points and four assists. Jullian Primmer scored seven points for the Eagles, while Matthew Danicek added six points and five rebounds.

Montague improves to 6-5 overall and 4-2 in the WMC Lakes, while Oakridge is now 4-6 and 2-4, respectively.


At halftime of Friday’s Montague-Oakridge game, Montague held a ceremony honoring 2022 state champion relay teams from the Wildcats’ girls track and field squad.

The 4×100 team of Natalie Erickson, Maddie Meacham, Lauren Smith and Brooke Stark, as well as the 4×200 quartet of Erickson, Meacham, Smith and Britta Johnson, were recognized along with head coach Terry Fick during the ceremony.

Here is a video, plus photos, of the ceremony:

Photos by Kara Raeth | CatchMark

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