West Michigan Conference boys hoops 1/20: North Muskegon, Mason County Central, Shelby roll to league victories

Local Sports Journal

The North Muskegon boys’ basketball team made a 22-8 second-quarter run to propel them to a 70-61 victory over the Ravenna Bulldogs on Tuesday night in a West Michigan Conference game.

Erick Bleakley had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead the Norsemen while Riley Fairfield and Joe Osborn each added 10 points.

The Norsemen improved to 4-4 on the season and 3-2 in league play.

Connor Beahan led the Bulldogs with 30 points.

Mason County Central 71, Oakridge 55 – The Spartans raced out to a 34-11 lead at the half then withstood a furious comeback by the Eagles. In the fourth quarter, the Eagles were able to cut the deficit to nine points before the Spartans put the game away with a 14-for-20 performance from the free-throw line. Sean Kelley led MCC with 16 points and six rebounds, Drew Griffis added 13 points and Colton Tyndall had 11. James Cooper led Oakridge with 21 points.

Shelby 53, Hart 19 – The host Tigers rolled to a one-sided victory over the Pirates on Tuesday night.

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