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WMC boys basketball: Oakridge routs Ravenna, Whitehall alone atop standings

One-two punch of Garrett Wever and Ethan Jozsa powers Eagles.

Oakridge’s boys basketball team is playing its best at the right time.

The Eagles knocked visiting Ravenna from its perch atop the West Michigan Conference standings on Tuesday, and next they’ll take aim at first-place Whitehall.

Here’s a roundup from conference action Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022:

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark

OAKRIDGE 65, RAVENNA 41: At Oakridge, the one-two punch of the Eagles’ Garrett Wever and Ethan Jozsa was too much for the visiting Bulldogs, who fell into second place in the conference standings with the loss. Oakridge jumped on Ravenna from the start, building a 34-15 halftime lead. This was the Eagles’ fourth straight win.

Oakridge leaders:

Garrett Wever 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Ethan Jozsa 23 points, 10 rebounds

Hunter DeLora 13 points, 3 assists

Peyton Ruel 3 steals

Ravenna leaders:

Grant Becklin 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals

Kyle Beebe 10 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block

Carter Schullo 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block

Records:

Oakridge 9-8 overall, 5-6 WMC

Ravenna 10-5 overall, 8-3 WMC

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

WHITEHALL 65, HART 35: At Whitehall, the host Vikings jumped out to a 19-2 first-quarter lead and cruised to the victory. With Ravenna’s loss at Oakridge, Whitehall is now alone atop the conference standings with the Eagles coming to town on Friday.

Whitehall leaders:

Camden Thompson 18 points, 11 rebounds, 1 block

Kal Koehler 10 points, 6 rebounds

Nate Bolley 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Jack McDowell 6 points

Isaac DeHart 6 points

Red Watson 5 points, 5 assists, 2 steals

Hart leaders:

Wyatt Dean 17 points

Kohen Porter 9 points

Records:

Whitehall 11-4 overall, 9-2 WMC

Hart 5-9 overall, 2-9 WMC

MONTAGUE 48, NORTH MUSKEGON 40: At Montague, the host Wildcats avenged an overtime loss to the Norsemen from earlier in the season on a well-rounded game by senior point guard Tate Stine. The game was tied at 22 at halftime, and Montague made enough plays in the second half to earn the win.

Montague leaders:

Tate Stine 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals

Isaiah Atchison 13 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block

Owen Raeth 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals

North Muskegon leaders:

Troy McManus 14 points, 3 assists

Jason Bogue 6 points, 11 rebounds

Records:

Montague 10-5 overall, 6-5 WMC

North Muskegon 9-7 overall, 6-5 WMC

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 54, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 44: At Shelby, the host Tigers overcame a 24-20 halftime deficit with an 18-4 third-quarter scoring run.

Shelby leaders:

Joseph Hayes 27 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Bishop Lee 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Carson Claeys 6 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals

Mason Garcia 6 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

MCC leaders:

No stats submitted

Records:

Shelby 10-5 overall, 7-4 WMC

Mason County Central 4-11 overall, 1-10 WMC

Graphic by Amy Yonkman | CatchMark

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