The Whitehall boys basketball team used a strong first quarter to propel itself to a 62-44 Class B district quarterfinal victory over Fruitport Monday at Orchard View High School.

LSJ Logo incertThe Vikings jumped out to a 24-11 lead after one quarter and 38-22 at halftime.

The Trojans outscored the Vikings 9-7 in the third quarter, but still trailed 47-33 with one quarter to play.

The Vikings outscored Fruitport 15-11 down the stretch.

Whitehall was led by Lucas Schumm with 18 points while John Spofford added 11 points.

The Trojans were paced by Cameron Brandow with 13 points.

The Vikings will face Oakridge in the Class B district semifinals on Wednesday night.