Tuesday WMC boys hoops roundup: Oakridge sneaks past Whitehall, 60-58

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The Oakridge boys basketball team won a back-and-forth 60-58 contest against Whitehall on Tuesday in a West Michigan Conference game.

The Eagles led 15-14 in the first quarter and trailed 27-24 at the half.

Coco Watson goes up for an Oakridge layup. Photo/Sherry Wahr

Despite getting outscored 14-13 in the third quarter, the Eagles’ defense stepped up in the final quarter.

Oakridge, trailing by seven points with two minutes left, forced key Whitehall turnovers down the stretch to pull out the win.

Coco Watson and Austin Fairchild paced the Eagles with 15 points each. Kolbe Stewart recorded 12 while Luke Martin added nine.

The Vikings were led by Red Watson with 15 points, while Alfred McGlothlin had 13 points and 14 rebounds. Dayton Cole added 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Oakridge improved to 7-4 overall and 5-1 in conference play, while the Vikings fell to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in league play.

MONTAGUE 51, SHELBY 37 – The Wildcats jumped out to a 16-8 lead in the first and maintained a strong 29-17 advantage at the half.

Montague outscored Shelby 12-10 in the third quarter.

Logan Metcalf paced the Wildcats with 20 points. Tate Stine added nine points while Chase Peterson recorded eight points and six rebounds in the win.

Montague improved to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the West Michigan Conference action.

RAVENNA 50, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 35 – The Bulldogs remained perfect on the season, taking a 13-11 lead in the first and maintaining a 26-20 advantage at the half.

Ravenna was outscored 13-12 in the third frame.

Oakridge senior No. 5 Tanner Karel goes up for a layup against No. 42 Andrew Durbin and No. 10 Addison Bluhm. Photo/Sherry Wahr

Leading the Bulldogs was Calvin Schullo with 15 points. Conner Kilbourne and Trevor Sterken added eight points apiece.

The Spartans were led by Jeffrey Carrier with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

The Bulldogs, now 9-0 overall and 6-0 in conference play, host Shelby on Friday.

NORTH MUSKEGON 65, HART 28 – The Norse led early, taking a 19-8 lead in the first and
carrying a 40-16 advantage into halftime.

North Muskegon outscored the Pirates 18-9 in the third quarter.

Eric Rypstra paced the Norse with 17 points. Trevor Schultz recorded 12 points while John Hayhurst and Joe Tarrant added 11 points each.

Hayhurst also had a team-high nine rebounds while Jack Dobb contributed nine assists and six steals.

The Pirates were led by Ayden Beachum with 11 points.

North Muskegon improved to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in league play while the Pirates fell to 4-6 overall and 0-6 in conference play.

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