MUSKEGON — Whitehall’s boys basketball team used the stage of the 21st annual Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Holiday Classic at Reeths-Puffer’s Dan Beckeman Arena to its advantage on Wednesday.
Whitehall sought and exacted revenge against Fruitport, 72-43, after the Trojans downed the Vikings in overtime in last year’s district semifinals.
In doing so, Vikings junior Camden Thompson reached the 1,000-point milestone for his career with a dominating 26-point, 24-rebound effort.
In the process, Whitehall improved to 8-0 overall and showed that while the 6-foot-5 Thompson is tenacious and talented, he has a strong supporting cast around him.
Photos by Emily Vanderstelt for CatchMark
Here are more details and notables from the game:
- Thompson achieved the milestone with a bucket in the paint late in the third quarter. A timeout was called on the floor for an announcement of the achievement and brief celebration with his team.
- Thompson added four assists, three blocks, and one steal in 28 minutes of action.
- Whitehall senior Camar Ready went 3-for-6 from 3-point range en route to 13 points. He also had three steals.
- Whitehall junior Kal Koehler finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
- Whitehall junior Brock Morningstar also went 3-for-6 from long range en route to nine points off the bench.
- Whitehall senior Kyle Stratton added four points and two steals, while senior DJ Jamison had four points as well.
- Fruitport junior Ryan Bosch, a 6-8 Wake Forest baseball commit, led his team with 17 points.
- Da’syne Williams and Hudson Hazekamp added eight points apiece for Fruitport, while Grade Anspach had six on a pair of 3s.
- Fruitport is 4-3 overall on the season.
- Whitehall is off until Friday, Jan. 5, when the Vikings travel to Ludington for a key West Michigan Conference Lakes Division matchup. Last year, Whitehall and Ludington shared the WMC Lakes title with each team winning on the other’s home court.
- Fruitport resumes to action on Friday, Jan. 5 as well, when the Trojans visit neighboring rival Spring Lake to tip off OK Blue Conference play.
- This was the first time in the MASHF Holiday Classic for Whitehall and Fruitport’s boys squad. Fruitport girls teams competed in the event in 2010 and 2011.
Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark and courtesy of Annette Thompson and Sarah Subdon
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