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West Michigan Conference boys basketball: Roundup from Nov. 29, 2023

Hart, Oakridge tip off their seasons with victories.

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)

Boys basketball teams from the West Michigan Conference took the court on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023:

Here is a roundup of the action:

HART 65, HOLTON 28: Hart’s boys basketball team enjoyed a magical 2022-23 campaign with a 22-0 regular-season record and run to the Division 2 district finals. The 2023-24 edition of the Pirates got off to a strong start, too, with a runaway victory over visiting Holton in a WMC Rivers Division matchup. Hart built a 37-6 halftime lead and never looked back.

Hart leaders:

Blake Weirich 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

Ty Schlukebir 12 points, 5 rebounds

Chase Gale 10 points

Emiliano Escamilla 10 points

Jesse Jacobs 5 assists, 3 rebounds

Holton leaders:

No stats submitted


Hart 1-0 (1-0 WMC Rivers)

Holton 0-2 (0-1 WMC Rivers)


Oakridge senior Brody Jennings (Courtney Jimison | CatchMark)

OAKRIDGE 75, NEWAYGO 68: Host Oakridge outscored Newaygo 20-11 in the second quarter and 24-18 in the fourth quarter to post the season-opening victory in nonleague action. Brody Jennings hit five 3-pointers in leading the Eagles.

Oakridge leaders:

Brody Jennings 17 points

Peyton Ruel 16 points, 7 assists

Evan Miller 14 points, 3 assists

Evan Jozsa 12 points, 8 rebounds

Trever Jones 7 rebounds

Michael Wambaugh 6 rebounds

Bryson Stephenson 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Newaygo leaders:

Klomp 15 points

Long 14 points

Nelson 13 points


Oakridge 1-0

Newaygo 1-1

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