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West Michigan Conference boys basketball: Roundup from Jan. 22, 2024

Isaiah Atchison posts a triple-double as Montague earns third straight win.

Photos by Kara Raeth | CatchMark

A few boys basketball games involving West Michigan Conference teams took place Monday night.

Below is a roundup of the action based upon info submitted to CatchMark SportsNet:


MONTAGUE 61, MANISTEE 54: Host Montague outscored Manistee 47-23 in the first three quarters and Isaiah Atchison posted a triple-double for the Wildcats, who won their third straight game.

Montague leaders:

Isaiah Atchison 14 points, 14 rebounds, 10 blocks, 4 assists, 6 steals

Owen Raeth 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists

Paul Olson 10 points, 10 rebounds

Manistee leaders:

No stats or details submitted


Montague 8-5 (3-4 WMC Lakes)

Manistee 6-6 (1-5 WMC Lakes)

Montague senior Isaiah Atchison (Courtney Jimison | CatchMark)



HART 69, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 40: Host Hart raced to a 19-5 first-quarter lead and outscored MCC 34-17 in the second half en route to the runaway nonleague victory.

“In a makeup game between non conference opponents Muskegon Catholic Central and Hart, it was the home Pirates who were able to protect their ship,” Hart coach Nick Bronsema said.

“Hart got off to a 19-3 start led by an aggressive full court press predicated on all five guys working together to do their job. However, once the Crusaders settled in, they were able to cut into the lead … . Credit to MCC for their resilience. In the end, there was too much Blake Weirich.”

Hart leaders:

Blake Weirich 25 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists

Brendan Hiddema 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals

Jesse Jacobs 8 points, 6 rebounds

Caleb Ackley 12 rebounds

MCC leaders:

No stats or details submitted


Hart 6-7 overall

Muskegon Catholic Central 2-11 overall

In this file photo, Hart’s Blake Weirich 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)


FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 52, SHELBY 50: In a game that was close throughout and featured eight lead changes, visiting Calvary Christian scored the winning points in the final half-minute.

“Proud of the battle we had tonight. We fought through some adversity and some calls that didn’t go our way. We kept our composure and kept fighting together,” Shelby coach Rick Zoulek said. “Great team effort and improvement at the midpoint of the season. Hopefully we can carry it forward to our remaining games.”

Foul trouble plagued Shelby. Two starters sat midway through the second quarter with three fouls apiece and three starters sat with four fouls early in the fourth. Shelby outrebounded Calvary Christian, 33-24.

Calvary Christian leaders:

Bradley Richards 26 points, 11 rebounds

Quinn Swanson 14 points, 6 rebounds

Sam Zelenka 10 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists

Shelby leaders:

Phillip Hayes 17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks

Trey Waller 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals

Lalo Garcia 4 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists


Fruitport Calvary Christian 7-3 overall

Shelby 2-9 overall

Fruitport Calvary Christian junior Bradley Richards (Courtney Jimison | CatchMark)

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