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WMC Boys Basketball: Whitehall claims league title outright; Ravenna sneaks by Montague in OT thriller

North Muskegon’s big fourth quarter downs MCC; Oakridge breezes by Hart

WHITEHALL 43, SHELBY 39: At Whitehall, the Vikings cliched the West Michigan Conference title outright with a tough win over the Tigers. A strong defensive second quarter for Whitehall held Shelby to only 1 point, which allowed the Vikings to pull away. Late in the game, a lead advantage sent Whitehall to the line where they were able to maintain the lead for a final league victory.

Whitehall leaders:

Camden Thompson 23 points, 14 rebounds, 2 blocks

Isaac DeHart 6 points, 2 rebounds

Shelby leaders:

Joseph Hayes 16 points

Bishop Lee 8 points

Records:

Whitehall 14-5 overall, 11-3 WMC

Shelby 11-8 overall, 7-7 WMC

Ravenna’s boys basketball team defeats Montague, 52-48 in overtime, in the CatchMark SportsNet Game of the Week Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Ravenna, Mich. (CatchMark)

RAVENNA 52, MONTAGUE 48: At Ravenna, the host Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-9 lead after the first quarter in their final league game of the year. The Wildcats clawed their way back and sent the game to overtime. In OT, the ‘Dogs edged the ‘Cats by a score of 7-3 to close out conference play.

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Ravenna leaders:

Grant Becklin 21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists

Kyle Beebe 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Clay Schullo 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Montague leaders:

Tate Stine 15 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists

Colton Blankstrom 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Isaiah Atchison 6 points, 7 rebounds

Records:

Ravenna 12-6 overall, 10-4 WMC

Montague 13-6 overall, 8-6 WMC

Sam Gallo 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 53, NORTH MUSKEGON 37: At Mason County Central, both teams entered halftime with an even score at 20. The visiting Norse utilized a dominating fourth quarter to outscore the Spartans 17-2 to close out conference play.

North Muskegon leaders:

Bogue 20 points, 10 rebounds

Sam Gallo 10 points, 6 rebounds

Brandon Rypstra 7 points

Troy McManus 7 points

Mason County Central leaders:

Will Chye 12 points

Myer 7 points

Perrone 5 points

Records:

North Muskegon 11-8 overall, 8-6 WMC

Mason County Central 5-13 overall, 2-12 WMC

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

OAKRIDGE 68, HART 39: At Hart, the visiting Eagles outscored the Pirates 27-3 in the first quarter. Oakridge continued to roll through the remainder of the game as they earned their final conference victory over Hart.

Oakridge leaders:

Hunter DeLora 23 points, 3 steals

Garrett Wever 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists

Peyton Ruel 9 points, 7 assists

Ethan Jozsa 7 points, 11 rebounds

Hart leaders:

Caleb Bitely 14 points

Wyatt Dean 6 points

Logan Purdy 6 points

Records:

Oakridge 12-8 overall, 8-6 WMC

Hart 5-14 overall, 2-12 WMC

Media Specialist for CatchMark Technologies and CatchMark SportsNet.

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