Video by Zach Zweigle | CatchMark
Whitehall’s boys basketball team is looking forward to a big week that should prove pivotal in the West Michigan Conference title chase.
But, first, the Vikings had to take care of business Friday night at Mason County Central. They did just that, thanks to a huge first quarter by Camden Thompson that set the tone in a 67-54 victory over the Spartans.
The 6-foot-4 freshman erupted for 18 points and seven rebounds in the opening quarter to get Whitehall (6-4 overall, 5-2 WMC) off and running.
Whitehall, Shelby and North Muskegon are all tied for second in the league, one game behind first-place Ravenna (7-3, 6-1). The Vikings visit Ravenna on Tuesday and head to North Muskegon next Friday.
Thompson finished with 21 points, 16 rebounds, two steals and three blocks to lead all players. Freshman Kal Koehler, in his first varsity action filling in for injured Brodie Fogus, added 12 points and seven rebounds for Whitehall. Sophomore Kyle Stratton had 10 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals for the Vikings, who led 27-17 after the first quarter and 41-22 at halftime.
Will Chye led Mason County Central (3-8, 0-7) with 16 points and seven rebounds. Jayden Perrone and Nick Trivisonno added eight points apiece for the Spartans, who have lost several close games, including 56-54 at Ravenna and 58-56 in overtime at North Muskegon.
Watch the video at the top of this story to hear from Whitehall coach Christian Subdon and Mason County Central coach Tim Genson.
Zach Zweigle contributed to this report.
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