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WMC boys basketball: Watch game-winning 3 by North Muskegon’s Troy McManus

League teams shine in regular-season finales

Seven of the eight West Michigan Conference boys basketball teams wrapped up their regular season last night.

Several of those teams displayed their preparation for next week’s district playoffs with dominate play and clutch victories.

Read below to see the full roundup of Thursday’s action.

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

NORTH MUSKEGON 51, WYOMING POTTER’S HOUSE 50: At North Muskegon, the host Norse trailed by nine points at halftime. North Muskegon fought to keep it close in the third. Late in the final quarter of play, junior guard Troy McManus knocked down a game-winning three-point shot to give the Norse the edge.

North Muskegon leaders:

Troy McManus 15 points, 3 assists

Brandon Rypstra 11 points

James Young 11 points

Jason Bogue 5 rebounds


North Muskegon 12-8 overall

Potter’s House 14-6 overall

MONTAGUE 47, FRUITPORT 45: At Fruitport, the visiting Wildcats entered into a preview of next week’s district quarterfinal matchup against the Trojans. After trailing 19-17 at the break, the ‘Cats fought back to put up a 21-15 fourth quarter score, giving them the two-point winning edge. The rematch and district playoff game will take place Monday at 5:30 p.m. on March 7 at Spring Lake High School.

Montague leaders:

Tate Stine 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists

Isaiah Atchison 13 points, 11 rebounds, 5 blocks, 5 steals

Owen Raeth 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist


Montague 14-6 overall

Fruitport 7-13 overall

WHITEHALL 56, WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 45: At Whitehall, the host Vikings used an explosive second quarter to gain a 31-15 advantage over the Warriors at halftime. In the second half, the Warriors outscored the Vikings 30-25 but were unable to overcome the deficit.

Whitehall leaders:

Camden Thompson 20 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals

Isaac DeHart 12 points, 2 rebounds

Red Watson 10 points, 9 assists

Brodie Fogus 8 points, 7 rebounds


Whitehall 15-5 overall

WMC 7-13 overall

Oakridge defeats Ravenna, 65-41, in a West Michigan Conference boys basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Oakridge High School. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

RAVENNA 46, CHIPPEWA HILLS 21: At Ravenna, the host Bulldogs took care of business in preparation for the district tournament. Ravenna led 23-7 after one half of play and didn’t look back. The ‘Dogs outscored the Warriors 23-14 in the second half to earn their final regular season victory.

Ravenna leaders:

Kyle Beebe 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

Grant Becklin 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

Travis May 5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists


Ravenna 13-6 overall

Chippewa Hills 1-19 overall

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 66, HESPERIA 20: At Shelby, the host Tigers sported a 42-12 lead heading into the break. In the second half, the Tigers continued their scoring authority to round out a win for their final home game of the season.

Shelby leaders:

Joseph Hayes 30 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists

Bishop Lee 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists

Carson Claeys 6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists


Shelby 12-8 overall

Hesperia 1-18 overall

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

HART 69, WHITE CLOUD 59: At Hart, a slow start for the host Pirates resulted in a 31-24 halftime advantage for the Indians. Hart cut the deficit to two points at the end of the third. In the final quarter of play, the Pirates capitalized on scoring opportunities to walk away with their final home victory of the season.

Hart leaders:

Wyatt Dean 29 points (seven 3-pointers)

Blake Weirich 12 points, 7 rebounds

Jake VanderWilk 8 points, 6 rebounds

Kohen Porter 6 assists


Hart 5-14 overall

White Cloud 8-11 overall

net basketball Spring Lake boys basketball team defeated Whitehall 58-36 in their home opener on Dec. 7, 2021, at Spring Lake High School in Spring Lake, Mich. (Zach Zweigle | CatchMark)

LUDINGTON 68, MASON COUNTRY CENTRAL 40: At Mason County Central, the visiting Orioles used a huge 34-8 halftime lead to propel them to victory.

MCC leaders:

Will Chye 12 points, 5 rebounds

Jayden Perrone 10 points, 5 rebounds

Kolden Myer 9 points, 5 rebounds


Ludington 12-8 overall

MCC 5-14 overall

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