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WMC boys basketball: Montague makes statement in home opener; Ravenna closes out first week unbeaten

Hart and Shelby also pick up wins on the opening night of boys basketball in the WMC

Montague Sophomore Isaiah Atchison (30) defends Oakridge senior, Ethan Jozsa (11) on Dec. 10, 2021, at Montague High School (Zach Zweigle | CatchMark)

MONTAGUE 46, OAKRIDGE 31: At Montague, the host Wildcats jumped out to 25-7 lead at halftime and cruised to a season opening victory. A blend of senior leadership and youthful skill led ‘Cats to victory.

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Montague leaders:

Owen Raeth 13 points, 3 rebounds

Isaiah Atchison 10 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals

Colton Blankstrom 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

Tate Stine 2 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals

Oakridge leaders:

Ethan Jozsa 16 points

Gavan Bignall 6 points

Matthew Danicek 6 points

Records:

Montague 1-0 WMC

Oakridge 1-1 overall, 0-1 WMC

Next games:

Montague at Mason County Central, 7 p.m. Thursday

Grant at Oakridge, 7 p.m. Tuesday

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

RAVENNA 66, WHITEHALL 42: The visiting Bulldogs picked up their second win of the week. Senior guard, Kyle Beebe scored all 19 of his points in the second half to lead Ravenna to victory.

Ravenna leaders:

Kyle Beebe 19 points

Grant Becklin 12 points

Clay Schullo 12 points

Travis May 12 points

Whitehall leaders:

Brodie Fogus 19 points, 16 rebounds, 1 block

Red Watson 7 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists

Isaac DeHart 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Records:

Ravenna 2-0 overall, 1-0 WMC

Whitehall 0-2 overall, 0-1 WMC

Next games:

Hart at Ravenna, 7 p.m. Thursday

Whitehall at Fremont, 7 p.m. Tuesday

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

SHELBY 40, NORTH MUSKEGON 34: After a tie game at the break, the host Tigers posted a 5-0 run out of the gate in the second half creating some separation and walking away with a league win.

Shelby leaders:

Bishop Lee 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists

Joseph Hayes 9 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals

Carsen Claeys 9 points, 5 rebounds

North Muskegon leaders:

Troy McManus 18 points, 10 rebounds

Bo Nedeau 5 points

Records:

Shelby 1-1 overall, 1-0 WMC

North Muskegon 1-1 overall, 0-1 WMC

Next games:

Shelby at Oakridge, 7 p.m. Thursday

North Muskegon at Whitehall, 7 p.m. Thursday

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

HART 52, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 49: At Hart, the Pirates jumped out to an early 30-16 lead in the first half. The Spartans fought back after the break, but were unable complete the comeback.

Hart leaders:

Parker Hovey 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists

Kohen Porter 10 points, 3 assists

MCC leaders:

Will Chye 17 points

Jayden Perrone 13 points, 8 rebounds

Records:

Hart 2-0 overall, 1-0 WMC

MCC 0-2 overall, 0-1 WMC

Next games:

Hart at Ravenna, 7 p.m. Thursday

MCC at White Cloud, 7 p.m. Tuesday

Media Specialist for CatchMark Technologies and CatchMark SportsNet.

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