On a moderately busy night of West Michigan Conference boys basketball action Tuesday (Dec. 20), one league newcomer picked up its first victory of the season.
Hesperia edged visiting Holton, 48-45, in a WMC Rivers Division rivalry matchup.
Here is a roundup of games played by WMC teams on Tuesday:
NORTH MUSKEGON 66, SHELBY 41: Brandon Rypstra hit four of his five 3-point attempts en route to a team-high 16 points in leading balanced North Muskegon to a runaway victory over host Shelby in the CatchMark SportsNet Game of the Week.
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HESPERIA 48, HOLTON 45: A balanced scoring attack led host Hesperia to its first victory of the season and it came against its rival. “Last night we played up to our potential,” Hesperia coach Andrew Worcester said. “We made a lot of improvements offensively and we trusted each other on defense. I’m happy for our guys. Last night’s win was huge for our team, our coaching staff, our school and community.”
Ethan O’Neal 14 points
Matteo Materdomini 10 points
Maddox Mosley 8 points
Carter Brant 19 Points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists
Brodrick Fialek 16 points, 3 assists
Hesperia 1-5 (1-1 WMC Rivers)
Holton 0-5 (0-2 WMC Rivers)
Ravenna at Holton, Friday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m.
Walkerville at Hesperia, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m.
WHITEHALL 72, MANISTEE 24: Camden Thompson put up monster numbers and Whitehall dominated in all facets of the game, forcing 17 turnovers and shooting just a hair under 50 percent from the field.
Camden Thompson 25 points, 22 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals
Kal Koehler 13 points, 6 rebounds
Ca’Mar Ready 11 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
DJ Jamison 8 points, 2 blocks
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Whitehall 4-1 (2-0 WMC Lakes)
Manistee 0-5 (0-3 WMC Lakes)
Whitehall at Zeeland East, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Shelby at Manistee, Thursday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m.
LUDINGTON 82, MONTAGUE 46: Ludington capitalized offensively from the perimeter and in the fastbreak to overpower the Wildcats.
David Shillinger 25 points
Matthew Westhouse 16 points
Gage Jones 9 points
Braeden Johnston 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Rodney Brassfield 8 points, 8 rebounds
Isaiah Atchison 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks
Ludington 5-0 (3-0 WMC Lakes)
Montague 3-2 (1-2 WMC Lakes)
Ludington at Traverse City St. Francis, Thursday, Dec. 29, 6 p.m.
Montague at Mona Shores, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m.
FREMONT 64, OAKRIDGE 56: In this WMC Lakes matchup, clutch free throw shooting helped the Packers to pull away from the Eagles in the fourth quarter.
Jordon McDonald 27 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals
Gavin Richards 10 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals
Chaz Miller 18 points, 5 assists
Ben Mellema 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Matthew Danicek 11 points
Peyton Ruel 10 points
Fremont 2-2 (1-1 WMC Lakes)
Oakridge 2-3 (1-2 WMC Lakes)
Howard City Tri County at Fremont, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m.
Oakridge at Orchard View, Thursday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.
HART 62, RAVENNA 51: Early offense helped the Pirates in staving off the Bulldogs, as they outscored Ravenna 22-7 early.
Blake Weirich 19 points, 10 rebounds
Parker Hovey 16 points, 5 rebounds
Caleb Bitely 10 points
Caleb Forsythe 18 points
Wyatt Young 11 points
Drew Mabrito 6 points
Blake Homoly 6 points
Hart 5-0 (2-0 WMC Rivers)
Ravenna 1-3 (1-1 WMC Rivers)
Hart vs. Mesick, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4:30 p.m. at Ferris State
North Muskegon at Ravenna, Thursday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.
MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 78, KINGSLEY 50: Proficient perimeter shooting and aggressive defense set the tone for the Spartans and aided them in pulling away from Kingsley.
Will Chye 20 points
Jayden Perrone 17 points
Dakota Sterley 12 points
Braylin Thurow 12 points
Connor Johnson 10 points
Ty Morgan 10 points
Mason County Central 4-0 (2-0 WMC Rivers)
Kingsley 0-5 (0-2 Northwest)
Mason County Central at Fruitport Calvary Christian, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m.
Elk Rapids at Kingsley, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m.
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