TJ McKenzie’s 20-point contest propelled the North Muskegon boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory over Oakridge on Friday in West Michigan Conference play.
The Norse jumped out to an early 21-10 lead after the first quarter and had a 36-28 lead at halftime.
The Eagles bounced back with a 13-8 third quarter run to cut their deficit to 44-41 heading into the final stanza.
North Muskegon closed out the contest with a 14-7 fourth quarter run.
John Hayhurst chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Norse.
North Muskegon is now 10-1 on the season and 7-1 in conference play.
WHITEHALL 74 MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 59- The Vikings went on a 21-8 second quarter tear after trailing 18-13 after the first quarter to take a 34-26 halftime lead.
Whitehall remained hot during the third quarter, outscoring the Spartans by an 18-10 margin to take a 52-36 advantage heading into the final quarter.
The Spartans outscored Whitehall 23-22 during the fourth but was not enough for a comeback.
Ethan McKenzie led Vikings with 18 points and seven rebounds.
The Vikings improve to 5-7 on the season and 5-3 in conference play.
Jeffery Carrier led the Spartans with 39 points and 11 rebounds as they fell to 5-7 overall and 2-6 in WMC play.
RAVENNA 68, SHELBY 45- Josh Cox paced the Bulldogs with 19 points while Jacob May added 15 points and nine rebounds.
Ravenna led 18-17 after one stanza, but the Tigers fought back in the second to send the game into a 25-25 halftime tie.
The Bulldogs came alive in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 43-20 to run away with the conference win.
The Tigers were paced by Tyler Schouten with 12 points and six rebounds while Isiah Fry contributed with 11 points and five rebounds.
Ravenna is now 9-3 on the season and 6-2 in conference play.
WMC boys hoops roundup: North Muskegon defeats Oakridge, improves to 11-1 on season