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WMC boys basketball: Camden Thompson’s big night fuels Whitehall in Game of the Week

Freshman puts up 32 points, 18 rebounds as Vikings top North Muskegon, remain tied with Ravenna at the top.

Photos by Scott DeCamp and Zach Zweigle | CatchMark

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:

Video by Zach Zweigle | CatchMark
Video by Zach Zweigle | CatchMark

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.

Whitehall leaders:

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

Records:

Whitehall 8-4 overall (7-2 WMC)

North Muskegon 9-5 overall (6-3 WMC)

Next games:

Whitehall at Manistee, 7 p.m. Tuesday

Ravenna at North Muskegon, 7 p.m. Thursday

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

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.

Ravenna leaders:

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

Hart leaders:

Wyatt Dean 6 points

Parker Hovey 5 points

Diego Escamilla 5 points

Records:

Ravenna 8-4 overall (7-2 WMC)

Hart 4-7 overall (2-7 WMC)

Next games:

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.

Montague leaders:

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

MCC leaders:

Jack VanderHaag 14 points

Will Chye 9 points

Records:

Montague 8-4 overall (5-4 WMC)

MCC 4-9 overall (1-8 WMC)

Next games:

Montague at Orchard View, 7 p.m. Tuesday

Oakridge at Mason County Central, 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Friends from Oakridge and Shelby pose for a portrait following the Eagles’ 59-48 victory over the Tigers Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Shelby, Mich. From left to right, Oakridge’s Hunter DeLora and Ethan Jozsa, Shelby’s Joseph Hayes and Oakridge’s Garrett Wever. (Courtesy of Heather Petroski-Wever)

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.

Oakridge leaders:

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

Shelby leaders:

Joseph Hayes 26 points, 10 rebounds

Wyatt Dickman 10 points, 4 assists

Records:

Oakridge 6-8 overall (3-6 WMC)

Shelby 7-5 overall (5-4 WMC)

Next games:

Oakridge at Western Michigan Christian, 7 p.m. Tuesday

Shelby at Holton, 7 p.m. Monday

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