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Whitehall’s 10 triples, Camden Thompson’s 2 dunks highlight runaway win over Shelby

Vikings post sixth-straight win.

Photos by Emily Vanderstelt for CatchMark

WHITEHALL — Whitehall’s boys basketball team had the “layups and 3s” formula working Thursday night in its West Michigan Conference nondivisional home game against Shelby. The Vikings mixed in a couple dunks, too.

Ten 3-pointers by the squad and two slams by Camden Thompson highlighted Whitehall’s 92-61 victory over the Tigers. By the end of the night, nearly the entire roster had gotten into the act during the team’s sixth-straight win.

Check out photos at the top of this story, including a sequence from Thompson’s first-half dunk, and a video here opening with Thompson’s second-half flush and including comments from both teams:

Below are notables and more details from the game:

  • Thompson, a sophomore, finished with game highs of 28 points and 12 rebounds to go with five steals, four assists and one block.
  • Whitehall junior DJ Jamison continued to provide a big lift, making five of his nine 3-point attempts and finishing with 19 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.
  • Whitehall senior Jack Houtteman continued to play well, too, scoring 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from deep.
  • Whitehall senior Jack McDowell provided a boost off the bench with nine points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in about 14 minutes of action.
  • Whitehall junior Trannon Aylor had five points.
  • In one of the more memorable moments, senior reserve Tyler Manzo scored on a layup in the game’s closing minutes. They were the first points of his varsity career and prompted a wild celebration from the Vikings’ bench.
Whitehall’s Tyler Manzo 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)
  • Whitehall finished 10-of-20 from 3-point range. The Vikings outrebounded the Tigers, 43-23.
  • Shelby senior Bishop Lee was a force down low with a team-high 24 points, seven rebounds and two assists.
  • Shelby senior Carson Claeys had 11 points and four rebounds.
  • Shelby junior Wyatt Dickman had 11 points and three rebounds.
  • Shelby junior Phillip Hayes added nine points and six rebounds.
  • Whitehall improves to 10-4 overall. The Vikings are 5-1 in the WMC Lakes Division, one game behind unbeaten Ludington in the standings. Those teams tangle again Feb. 7 at Ludington in the CatchMark SportsNet Game of the Week.
  • Shelby slips to 5-8 overall. The Tigers are 2-4 in the WMC Rivers Division.
  • Next games: Whitehall hosts Mona Shores on Tuesday (Jan. 31), while Shelby doesn’t play again until next Friday (Feb. 3) when it welcomes rival Hart.

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