Whitehall boys basketball squad wins thrilling double overtime game over Montague


The Whitehall boys basketball squad won a thrilling double-overtime contest over Montague 64-61 on Friday in West Michigan Conference play.

The Vikings jumped out to a 20-7 lead after the first quarter and led 31-16 at halftime.

Montague answered with a 19-13 third quarter run to cut the deficit to 44-35 heading into the final quarter. The Wildcats continued their run in the fourth frame with a 17-8 tear to force overtime.

Both teams scored six points during overtime, forcing a second extra stanza.

Terrell Harris nailed a free throw in overtime to force the double overtime for Whitehall while Addison Bloom helped put the game away with a pair of late free throws during the second OT.

Ethan McKenzie paced the Vikings with 16 points and 19 rebounds.

Whitehall, which is now 3-5 on the season and 3-2 in league play, outscored the Wildcats by a 6-3 margin during the second overtime.

The Wildcats were led by Kenyan Johnston with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Nick Stever and Hunter Mosher added 12 points each.


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