West Michigan Conference boys hoops: Montague nips Shelby in 3 OTs

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It took three overtime periods, but the Montague boys basketball team was finally able to squeak past Shelby 58-56 in a West Michigan Conference thriller on Friday.

Montague has a seemingly-safe 27-16 lead at halftime, but Shelby road back in the second half, outscoring the Wildcats 28-17. The score was tied 44-44 at the end of regulation.

The teams tied 4-4 and 3-3 in the first two overtimes, before Montague gained a 7-5 edge in the third to steal the victory.

Kenyan Johnston led Montague with 15 points while Hunter Mosher contributed 14.

Logan Clarys and Tyler Schouten scored 16 and 14 points, respectively, for Shelby.

Montague is now 8-9 overall and 5-7 in the WMC. Shelby fell to 2-15 and 0-11 in the conference.

NORTH MUSKEGON 77, HART 42 – The Norsemen offense was hot early, racking up 50 points in the first two quarters to take a commanding 50-21 halftime lead.

A zone defense from the Pirates in the second half slowed the pace of the game, but North Muskegon’s advantage held up.

Jesse Cooke and TJ McKenzie were the leading scorers for the Norsemen with 19 points apiece.

North Muskegon moves to 16-1 on the season and 11-1 in conference play.

RAVENNA 74, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 44 – The Bulldogs led 18-6 after one, 35-21 at the half, and had a 56-34 advantage heading into the fourth.

Jacob May was the Bulldogs’ leading scorer with 18 points while Calvin Schullo added 15.

The Bulldogs improved to 12-5 on the season and 8-4 in conference play.

WHITEHALL 55, OAKRIDGE 48 – The Vikings earned a big road win over Oakridge on Friday night.

Ethan McKenzie led Whitehall with 14 points, and Terrek Harris chipped in with 11.

The Vikings improved to 8-9 overall and 8-4 in conference play.

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