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WMC boys basketball: Shelby downs Holton in thriller; Hart slides by Hesperia

Shelby and Hart pick up nonleague victories Monday night

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

SHELBY 43, HOLTON 40: At Holton, the visiting Tigers struggled out of the gate, trailing 4-12 after one quarter. A momentum shift allowed for Shelby to bounce back before half cutting the deficit to one point at the break. In the fourth quarter, the Tigers outscored the Red Devils 16-10 to earn the win.

Shelby leaders:

Bishop Lee 17 points, 9 rebounds

Joseph Hayes 16 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

Carson Claeys 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists


Shelby 8-5 overall

Holton 10-3 overall

Next games:

Hart at Shelby on Thursday, Feb. 10

Kent City at Holton tonight, Feb. 8

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 60, HESPERIA 50: At Hesperia, the visiting Pirates seemed to find their offensive groove outscoring the Panthers 31-24 in the first half. Hesperia was able to close the gap to one point in the third, but Hart pulled away to earn a victory down the stretch. The Pirates marked a season-high 14 assists on the night and dropped in eight 3-pointers.

Hart leaders:

Diego Escamilla 19 points

Kohen Porter 8 points, 6 assists

Kory Charron 10 points, 5 rebounds

Tony Rayo 8 points, 5 assists


Hart 5-7 overall

Hesperia 1-12 overall

Next games:

Hart at Shelby on Thursday, Feb. 10

Kent City at Hesperia on Friday, Feb. 11

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