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North Muskegon was the place to be Friday night and Whitehall’s Camden Thompson was the man of the hour.
The 6-foot-4 freshman put on a show in the CatchMark SportsNet Game of the Week before a raucous crowd, finishing with 32 points and 18 rebounds in the Vikings’ 69-61 victory over the host Norseman in a battle of teams tied for first place.
Whitehall remains tied atop the West Michigan Conference standings with Ravenna, which rolled past Hart on the road, 56-32.
Here are details from games played in the conference on Feb. 4, 2022:
WHITEHALL 69, NORTH MUSKEGON 61: At North Muskegon, the visiting Vikings jumped on the Norsemen early and rode the dominant performance of 6-foot-4 freshman Camden Thompson. Whitehall hurt North Muskegon on the boards, finishing with a 40-22 advantage. The Vikings led 17-10 after the first quarter. The Norse held the lead briefly, 29-28, in the second quarter. Whitehall closed out the win by going 16-of-20 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
Camden Thompson 32 points, 18 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist, 1 steal
Brodie Fogus 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block
Red Watson 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Isaac DeHart 6 points
Kal Koehler 7 rebounds
North Muskegon leaders:
Troy McManus 19 points, 4 rebounds
Sam Gallo 12 points
James Young 9 points
Whitehall 8-4 overall (7-2 WMC)
North Muskegon 9-5 overall (6-3 WMC)
Whitehall at Manistee, 7 p.m. Tuesday
Ravenna at North Muskegon, 7 p.m. Thursday
RAVENNA 56, HART 32: At Hart, the visiting Bulldogs jumped out to a 19-10 lead after one quarter and extended the advantage to 40-19 by halftime in keeping pace with Whitehall atop the conference standings.
Kyle Beebe 22 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Grant Becklin 13 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Carter Schullo 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Travis May 7 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals
Wyatt Dean 6 points
Parker Hovey 5 points
Diego Escamilla 5 points
Ravenna 8-4 overall (7-2 WMC)
Hart 4-7 overall (2-7 WMC)
Muskegon Catholic Central at Ravenna, 7 p.m. Tuesday
Hart at Hesperia, 7 p.m. Monday
MONTAGUE 57, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 44: At Montague, the host Wildcats broke it open with a 16-8 third-quarter scoring advantage and pulled away for their fourth straight win. At halftime, Montague’s girls golf team was celebrated for capturing a second-straight Division 4 state title. Watch the livestream replay above to see the game and the halftime ceremony.
Isaiah Atchison 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 steal
Tate Stine 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals
Owen Raeth 11 points, 3 rebounds
Tugg Nichols 7 points 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals
Colton Blankstrom 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Jack VanderHaag 14 points
Will Chye 9 points
Montague 8-4 overall (5-4 WMC)
MCC 4-9 overall (1-8 WMC)
Montague at Orchard View, 7 p.m. Tuesday
Oakridge at Mason County Central, 7:30 p.m. Thursday
OAKRIDGE 59, SHELBY 48: At Shelby, the visiting Eagles outscored the Tigers 31-19 in the opening half and avenged an earlier 10-point loss. Oakridge senior guard Garrett Wever flirted with a triple-double. The Eagles finished 9-of-16 from 3-point range. Shelby falls two games behind conference-leading Ravenna and Whitehall.
Garrett Wever 24 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals
Ethan Jozsa 15 points, 3 rebounds
Hunter DeLora 10 points
Peyton Ruel 8 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals
Joseph Hayes 26 points, 10 rebounds
Wyatt Dickman 10 points, 4 assists
Oakridge 6-8 overall (3-6 WMC)
Shelby 7-5 overall (5-4 WMC)
Oakridge at Western Michigan Christian, 7 p.m. Tuesday
Shelby at Holton, 7 p.m. Monday
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