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West Michigan Conference boys basketball: Roundup from Dec. 19, 2023

Ludington’s David Shillinger breaks career record; North Muskegon remains unbeaten.

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark

Several West Michigan Conference boys basketball teams were in action Tuesday night.

Here is a roundup from Dec. 19, 2023:


LUDINGTON 65, MONTAGUE 53: David Shillinger scored a game-high 34 points and became Ludington’s all-time leading boys scorer as the Orioles surged in the third quarter to pull away from Montague.

Ludington led 28-25 at halftime, then used a 16-0 third-quarter run and outscored Montague 26-12 in the frame in pulling away. The Orioles made a dozen 3-pointers in the game.

CLICK HERE for video, photos, and details of Shillinger’s milestone.

Ludington leaders:

David Shillinger 34 points

Spencer Holmes 12 points

Cameron Gunsell 8 points

Gage Jones 6 points

Montague leaders:

Isaiah Atchison 21 points

Owen Raeth 17 points

Paul Olson 6 points


Ludington 6-1 (3-0 WMC Lakes)

Montague 4-3 (1-3 WMC Lakes)


OAKRIDGE 65, FREMONT 51: Visiting Oakridge used a 39-22 second-half scoring advantage to overcome an early deficit against Fremont and win for the seventh time in eight games.

“We got off to a good start and led by three going into halftime,” said Fremont coach Adam Bowen, whose squad led 17-11 after one quarter and 29-26 at halftime. “The Eagles caught fire from beyond the arc in the second half and we were not able to make enough shots to keep up.

“We fought hard and it was a much improved effort to our last game.”

Oakridge leaders:

Evan Jozsa 15 points

Bryson Stephenson 10 points

Evan Miller 10 points

Fremont leaders:

Gavin Richards 17 points

Will DeBlake 14 points

Chaz Miller 12 points


Oakridge 7-1 (3-1 WMC Lakes)

Fremont 1-5 (0-3 WMC Lakes)

In this file photo, Oakridge’s Evan Jozsa poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Boys Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)



NORTH MUSKEGON 77, SHELBY 42: It was competitive in the early going, but host North Muskegon outscored Shelby 38-14 in the first half and pulled away to remain unbeaten. The Norsemen went 10-of-25 from 3-point range and shot around 50 percent overall for the game.

“We played a tight game to start,” Norse coach Chuck Rypstra said. “It was 12-8. We then went on a 26-6 run to end the half. In the second half, they found more scoring but we were able to match them and take control.”

Said Shelby coach Rick Zoulek: “We had too many turnovers (21) and missed opportunities to be able to hang with them.  … If we can cut down our bad passes and increase our made shots, we will compete with the better teams in our league. Right now we are giving good teams too many extra chances. I like our effort. Our execution must improve.”

North Muskegon leaders:

Jaxon Lisinski 19 points, 4 rebounds

Adam Dugener 15 points, 3 assists

Lamarkis Graham 10 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists

Shelby leaders:

Phillip Hayes 14 points, 7 rebounds

Wyatt Dickman 10 points, 4 assists, 2 steals

Lalo Garcia 10 points, 7 rebounds


North Muskegon 7-0 (4-0 WMC Rivers)

Shelby 1-6 (0-3 WMC Rivers)

In this file photo, North Muskegon’s Jaxon Lisinski poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Boys Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)


HART 53, RAVENNA 50: In a tight game throughout, Kaden Bond provided the spark down the stretch to lead host Hart to the victory in this WMC Rivers matchup.

“It was a back-and-forth battle that saw Ravenna up 41-40 after three quarters when junior guard Kaden Bond came up with numerous plays while also scoring seven points in the final quarter to provide the final push and victory of three points,” Hart coach Nick Bronsema said. “The Pirates have a bit of a break and will pick up play again when they play North Muskegon after the holiday break.”

Hart leaders:

Kaden Bond 14 points, 5 assists

Blake Weirich 13 points, 10 rebounds

Caleb Ackley 12 points

Ravenna leaders:

Blake Homoly 18 points

Carter Schullo 13 points

Wyatt Young 12 points


Hart 3-5 (3-0 WMC Rivers)

Ravenna 3-3 (2-2 WMC Rivers)

In this file photo, Hart coach Nick Bronsema tries to fire up his team in a Division 2 district final against Cadillac Friday, March 10, 2023, at Big Rapids High School. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)



ORCHARD VIEW 75, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 34: Visiting Orchard View picked up a second straight victory with a balanced nonleague effort at Muskegon Catholic Central.

OV leaders:

Brian Sewell Jr. 20 points, 5 rebounds

Cari Flowers 16 points, 7 rebounds

Sylvester Jefferson 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks

MCC leaders:

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Orchard View 3-4 overall

MCC 1-6 overall

In this file photo, Orchard View’s Brian Sewell poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Boys Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

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