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WMC boys basketball: Big second half sparks Hart; Shelby, MCC roll in nonleague action

Ravenna suffers loss to Potter’s House; Montague-Holton matchup cancelled due to illness

Hart’s boys basketball team is pictured at Media day on Nov. 24, 2021, at the Viking Athletic Center in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

HART 48, KENT CITY 36: At Kent City, the Pirates jumped out to a slow start against the opposing Eagles with only 13 points in the first half. Some solid defense kept Hart in the game as they only trailed by six points at the break. In the third quarter, Hart outscored Kent City 14-6, giving them a 27-24 advantage. The Pirates carried that momentum to close out the game with a road win.

Hart leaders:

Parker Hovey 17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists

Diego Escamilla 9 points

Jake VanderWilk 8 points


Hart 3-2 overall, 1-2 WMC

Kent City 4-3 overall, 2-0 CSAA-Silver

Joseph Hayes of the Shelby boys basketball team is photographed at the CatchMark Media Day on Nov. 24, 2021, in Whitehall, Mich. (Cody Ottinger | CatchMark)

SHELBY 71, WHITE CLOUD 39: Host Shelby asserted some dominance against White Cloud Tuesday evening with a huge win over the Indians. At halftime, the Tigers led 36-17 and continued that pace in the second half. A standout 29-point performance from senior Joseph Hayes paced the offense for Shelby.

Shelby leaders:

Joseph Hayes 29 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists

Bishop Lee 22 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals

Carson Claeys 10 points, 2 assists


Shelby 4-1 overall, 2-0 WMC

White Cloud 2-5 overall, 1-1 CSAA-Silver

Ravenna’s boys basketball team is pictured at Media day on Nov. 24, 2021, at the Viking Athletic Center in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

POTTER’S HOUSE 58, RAVENNA 40: The Bulldogs suffered a loss while visiting Potter’s House on Tuesday evening. Double digit turnovers remain the culprit for Ravenna’s struggle as they look to bounce back in some conference action on Thursday.

Ravenna leaders:

Kyle Beebe 20 points

Travis May 7 points

Grant Becklin 6 points


Potter’s House 3-3 overall

Ravenna 4-3 overall, 3-1 WMC

A basketball net is photographed as Spring Lake boys basketball team defeated Whitehall 58-36 in their home opener on Dec. 7, 2021, at Spring Lake High School in Spring Lake, Mich. (Zach Zweigle | CatchMark)

MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 68, MANISTEE 50: At MCC, the Spartans jumped out to a quick start and led the Chippewas 40-15 at the half. They supplemented their scoring with a 28-point second half and some substantial defensive intensity to seal the deal.

MCC leaders:

Willy Chye 20 points, 7 rebounds

Jayden Perrone 17 points, 6 rebounds

Landon Smith 7 points, 5 rebounds

Manistee leaders:

Caiden Cudney 16 points

Connor Beaudrie 9 points

Connor Rischel 6 points, 6 rebounds


MCC 2-4 overall, 0-3 WMC

Manistee 1-5 overall, 1-1 Lakes 8

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