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WMC boys basketball: Whitehall, Ravenna still tied at top after thrilling road wins

Roundup of conference action from Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.

It was a big night in the West Michigan Conference boys basketball race Thursday. The biggest of games lived up to their billing.

In the CatchMark SportsNet Game of the Week, Whitehall used another double-double from freshman Camden Thompson for a hard-earned road win over rival Montague, 52-46.

Elsewhere, Ravenna’s Kyle Beebe went off for 28 points to lead the Bulldogs to a thrilling 58-53 win at North Muskegon.

Here is a roundup of conference games Feb. 10, 2022:

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

WHITEHALL 52, MONTAGUE 46: At Montague, the visiting Vikings remained tied for first place with Ravenna atop the league standings after a hard-fought win over the rival Wildcats in the Game of the Week. Whitehall went 21-of-29 from the free-throw line compared to 9-of-15 for Montague. The Vikings outrebounded the Wildcats, 39-29. Whitehall completed the season sweep of Montague, having beaten the Wildcats 53-43 on Jan. 4 at Whitehall.

Whitehall leaders:

Camden Thompson 15 points, 18 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block

Red Watson 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals

Isaac DeHart 8 points, 3 rebounds

Brodie Fogus 6 points, 4 rebounds

Jack Houtteman 6 points, 2 steals

Kyle Stratton 5 points, 4 rebounds

Nate Bolley 4 points

Montague leaders:

Tugg Nichols 11 points, 4 rebounds

Tate Stine 9 points, 5 rebounds

Owen Raeth 8 points, 3 rebounds

Isaiah Atchison 6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 steals

Colton Blankstrom 6 points

Rodney Brassfield 4 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Records:

Whitehall 10-4 overall, 8-2 WMC

Montague 9-5 overall, 5-5 WMC

Next games:

Hart at Whitehall, 7 p.m. Tuesday

North Muskegon at Montague, 7 p.m. Tuesday

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RAVENNA 58, NORTH MUSKEGON 53: At North Muskegon, Kyle Beebe hit four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 28 points as the visiting Bulldogs kept pace with Whitehall atop the conference standings. Ravenna avenged a 56-41 home loss to North Muskegon from Jan. 4. The ’Dogs finished 10-of-25 from 3-point range and outrebounded the Norse, 32-23.

Ravenna leaders:

Kyle Beebe 28 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block

Travis May 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Grant Becklin 11 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

North Muskegon leaders:

Troy McManus 25 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Jason Bogue 9 points

Champ Young 7 points, 5 rebounds

Brandon Rypstra 7 points, 3 assists, 2 steals

Records:

Ravenna 10-4 overall, 8-2 WMC

North Muskegon 9-6 overall, 6-4 WMC

Next games:

Ravenna at Oakridge, 7 p.m. Tuesday

North Muskegon at Montague, 7 p.m. Tuesday

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 49, HART 44: At Shelby, the host Tigers built a 23-11 halftime lead and stretched the advantage to 16 in the third quarter before they went on to earn the season sweep of the rival Pirates.

Shelby leaders:

Joseph Hayes 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

Bishop Lee 18 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal

Carson Claeys 6 points, 4 rebounds

Wyatt Dickman 5 points, 7 rebounds

Hart leaders:

Kohen Porter 15 points

Wyatt Dean 11 points

Jake VanderWilk 8 points

Records:

Shelby 9-5 overall, 6-4 WMC

Hart 5-8 overall, 2-8 WMC

Next games:

Mason County Central at Shelby, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Hart at Whitehall, 7 p.m. Tuesday

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

OAKRIDGE 72, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 60: At Mason County Central, the visiting Eagles outscored the Spartans 44-21 over the middle two quarters and earned their third straight win. Oakridge made nine 3-pointers.

Oakridge leaders:

Garrett Wever 20 points, 5 assists

Ethan Jozsa 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks

Hunter DeLora 12 points

Matt Danicek 8 points, 5 rebounds

Ty Maitland 5 rebounds, 2 steals

Peyton Ruel 7 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks

MCC leaders:

Kolden Myer 23 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 blocks

Jayden Perrone 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists

Will Chye 8 points, 10 rebounds

Records:

Oakridge 8-8 overall, 4-6 WMC

Mason County Central 4-10 overall, 1-9 WMC

Next games:

Ravenna at Oakridge, 7 p.m. Tuesday

Mason County Central at Shelby, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

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