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West Michigan Conference boys basketball: Roundup from Dec. 21, 2023

Montague defense shuts down Mason County Central.

Photos by Kara Raeth | CatchMark

It was a light night for West Michigan Conference boys basketball teams Thursday.

Here is a roundup from Dec. 21, 2023:


MONTAGUE 42, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 24: Host Montague shut out Mason County Central in the first quarter, 12-0, and built a 21-6 halftime lead en route to the WMC nondivisional victory.

“We came out flat, to sum it up,” MCC coach Chris VanderHaag said. “We were outworked and outhustled tonight. It’s been a game-packed season so far and I think the kids’ focus was not on basketball tonight.

“We held Montague to a good (offensive) number. However, credit to them — so did they (against MCC). Take away the first quarter, it would have b een a whole different game.”

Watch the video below for comments from the Montague side.

Montague next takes the court on Friday, Dec. 29, at Grand Haven High School, where the Wildcats will take on Holland in a Lakeshore Cup game that tips off at 2:30 p.m.

Montague leaders:

Isaiah Atchison 17 points, 13 rebounds, 6 blocks

Owen Raeth 13 points, 5 rebounds

Kellan Francis 6 points

Paul Olson 4 points

Mason County Central leaders:

Cole VanderHaag 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Braylin Thurow 6 points

Dakota Sterley 4 points, 6 rebounds

Tyler Norton 5 rebounds


Montague 5-3 overall

Mason County Central 4-5 overall



BYRON CENTER ZION CHRISTIAN 63, ORCHARD VIEW 43: Visiting Orchard View saw its two-game winning streak snapped in the nonleague loss to Zion Christian.

Orchard View leaders:

Delaney Oaks 11 points, 4 assists

Cari Flowers 9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals

Zion Christian leaders:

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Orchard View 3-5 overall

Zion Christian 3-3 overall

In this file photo, Orchard View’s Delaney Oakes Jr. 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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