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West Michigan Conference boys basketball: Roundup from Nov. 27, 2023

David Shillinger pours in 40 points as Ludington rallies past Grant and pulls away.

In this file photo, Ludington’s David Shillinger 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)

Three boys basketball teams from the West Michigan Conference tipped off their 2023-24 seasons on Monday, Nov. 27.

Here is a roundup of the action:

LUDINGTON 82, GRANT 57: David Shillinger started his senior season with a bang, scoring 40 points to help Ludington rally past visiting Grant in a nonleague matchup. He made five first-half 3-pointers en route to 21 points in the first two quarters. Grant jumped out to a 20-10 lead. The game was tied at 33 at halftime. Grant led 42-40 midway through the third quarter before Ludington responded with a 42-15 scoring run.

Ludington leaders:

David Shillinger 40 points

Cameron Gunsell 13 points, 9 rebounds

Grant leaders:

Lucas Swanson 19 points

Oakley Obenauf 11 points


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FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 69, HOLTON 41: Visiting Fruitport Calvary Christian used a 26-2 first-half scoring run en route to posting a runaway season-opening victory in nonleague action. Quinn Swanson made a school record-tying six 3-pointers for Calvary.

Calvary Christian leaders:

Quinn Swanson 27 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals

Bradley Richards 23 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals

Sam Zelenka 6 points, 8 assists

Zach McFarren 6 points, 6 rebounds

Holton leaders:

Keon McMillan 21 points

Hunter Zang 16 points


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MANISTEE 56, ONEKAMA 24: Host Manistee pulled away from Onekama in the second quarter en route to a comfortable season-opening victory in nonleague action.

Manistee leaders:

Landyn Sowa 18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals

Tramel Caviness 13 points, 8 rebounds

Grayson Prince 6 points

Mason Gunnett 8 rebounds

Onekama leaders:

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