Camden Thompson shook off the rust in Whitehall’s boys basketball win over neighboring rival Montague Tuesday.
Friday night, in the Vikings’ 80-70 road victory over Hart, the freshman showed why people were excited to see him play this season.
The 6-foot-3 guard scored a co-game-high 27 points and also packed the stat sheet with 13 rebounds and six assists at the Hart school where his mother, Annette (Farmer) Thompson, starred as an athlete.
It’s the third win in four games for Whitehall (4-3, 3-1), which has found its footing after a shaky start to the season.
“Cam Thompson was unbelievable tonight. Second game ever on varsity as a freshman,” Whitehall coach Christian Subdon said.
“Kids battled and played hard. Nate Bolley and Jack Houtteman’s defense at the end wore Hart players down and turned the game. Red Watson broke the pressure late in the game and Isaac DeHart had a breakout game and stayed locked in and made four huge 3s.”
DeHart finished with 16 points, while Houtteman totaled 15 points and four rebounds.
Brodie Fogus contributed seven points and 10 rebounds, while Bolley had seven steals. Kyle Stratton added five steals and five rebounds.
For Hart (2-2, 1-2), Parker Hovey scored a team-high 27 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. Diego Escamilla poured in 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting from 3-point range, while Kohen Porter added five assists.
Next, Whitehall visits Oakridge on Thursday and Hart travels to Kent City on Tuesday.
RAVENNA 58, OAKRIDGE 50: At Ravenna, the host Bulldogs snapped a two-game skid with a key West Michigan Conference victory over neighboring rival Oakridge.
Kyle Beebe 20 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists
Clay Schullo 17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists
Travis May 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Ethan Jozsa 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks
Hunter DeLora 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals
Garrett Wever 8 points, 3 rebounds
Ravenna 4-2 (3-1 WMC)
Oakridge 4-4 (1-3)
Ravenna at Wyoming Potter’s House Christian, 7 p.m. Tuesday
Whitehall at Oakridge, 7 p.m. Thursday
NORTH MUSKEGON 53, MONTAGUE 48 (OT): In a back-and-forth game, the host Norsemen pulled out a big conference win thanks in large part to Troy McManus’ 18 points and 10 rebounds.
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SHELBY AT MASON COUNTY CENTRAL, PPD.: Friday’s game between Shelby and Mason County Central was postponed because of inclement weather and travel conditions. No makeup date has been set yet, according to Tim Genson, Mason County Central’s athletic director and boys basketball coach.
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