Friday WMC boys basketball roundup: N. Muskegon finishes strong, defeats Mason CC

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The North Muskegon boys basketball team defeated Mason County Central 63-51 on Friday in a West Michigan Conference contest.

The Norse were paced by John Hayhurst with 17 points and 11 rebounds while Jack Dobb added 14 points. Trevor Schultz also had 14 points and Joe Tarrant chipped in with nine points, all in the fourth quarter.

Mason County Central had a 28-27 advantage at halftime and 38-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Norse made a run in the fourth, and iced the game at the free throw line.

The Spartans were led by Jeffery Carrier with 15 points, nine rebounds and three steals, while Will Chye chipped in nine points and seven assists.

The Norse improved to 2-0 on the season, while Mason County Central dropped to 0-2.

WHITEHALL 42, SHELBY 28 – The Vikings trailed 11-8 after the first quarter and then took control of the game, leading 21-17 at halftime and 28-21 through three quarters.

Dayton Cole led the Vikings with 24 points, nine rebounds and three steals, while Red Watson followed with 10 points and seven steals and Alfred McGlophlin came down with eight rebounds.

Shelby’s Logan Claeys led the team with 12 points.

The Vikings improved to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in league play, while Shelby fell to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in conference action.

OAKRIDGE 76, HART 50 – Tanner Karel scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Eagles to a West Michigan Conference win.

Karel scored 16 of his points during the first half to give Oakridge a 27-22 lead at halftime.

The Eagles also had strong performances by Luke Martin (13 points) and Kolbe Steward (10 points).

Oakridge had a strong second half, outscoring the Pirates by a 49-28 margin through the final two quarters.

The Pirates were paced by Gabe Gamble with 17 points and Ayden Beachum with 14.

Oakridge improved to 1-1 overall, while the Pirates fell to 1-1.

RAVENNA 68, MONTAGUE 42– The Bulldogs outscored Montague by a 15-6 margin during the second quarter to take a 24-15 lead into halftime.

Ravenna continued its charge during the third quarter, scoring 21 points and taking a 45-24 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Jacob May stuffed the stat sheet with 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Bulldogs. Trevor Sterken and Connor Kilbourne each added 11 points.

The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in West Michigan Conference play.

 

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