Thursday boys hoops roundup: Whitehall wins overtime thriller over Montague, 57-54

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The Whitehall boys basketball team needed two overtime periods to defeat Montague 57-54 on Thursday in a West Michigan Conference showdown.

The Vikings had the early edge, jumping out to a 15-10 lead in the first and maintaining a 25-15 advantage at the half.

However, the Vikings were outscored 15-13 in the third and 22-14 In the fourth quarter, which forced overtime.

Dayton Cole led the Vikings offensive attack, scoring 20 points on the night. Addison Bluhm followed with 17 while Evan Mikkelson added 11. 

The Wildcats were paced by Tate Stine with 18 points and six assists. Asher Erickson added 10 points and eight boards while Riley Hagen had seven points and eight rebounds.

Chase Peterson recorded a team-high 10 rebounds for Montague.
 
Whitehall improved to 6-8 overall and 5-6 in league play, while the Wildcats fell to 7-8 overall and 5-6 in conference play.

ORCHARD VIEW 58, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 43 – The Cardinals led from the jump, holding a 13-9 advantage after one quarter and leading 33-22 at the half.

Orchard View outscored the Crusaders 15-8 in the third quarter. 

Ke’Ontae Barnes led Cardinal scorers with 30 points. Edmari Mitchell chipped in 11 points while Larry Brewer III added nine.

Jared Dugener paced the Crusaders with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Orchard View improved to 11-4 on the season and 6-2 in league play. The Crusaders fell to 6-8 overall and 3-5 in conference play. 

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 74, MUSKEGON HEIGHTS 47 – Kellen Mitchell’s 40-point performance gave his Warriors an edge in their conference game.

The Warriors led 13-10 in the first quarter and held a 35-24 advantage at the half.

WMC outscored the Tigers 15-12 during the third frame.

Jake Betten added six points and seven rebounds for the Warriors while Nick Moser chipped in six
points. 

The Warriors improved to 11-4 overall and are 6-2 in conference play, while Muskegon Heights fell to 3-10 overall and 3-5 in conference play.

SHELBY 38, HART 25 – A fourth quarter run by the Tiger the edge in their game against
Hart.

The game was close game from the start, the Tigers led 4-3 after one quarter and held a slight 13-10 advantage at the half.

With both teams scoring eight points in the third frame, the Tigers maintained their three-point margin heading into the final quarter. 

Joseph Hayes paced the Tigers with 14 points and added five rebounds. Gage Landis followed with 11
points and seven rebounds.

Tony Rayo recorded six points for Hart.

The Tigers improved to 2-12 overall and 2-9 in conference play. Hart fell to 4-12 overall and 0-11 in league action.

FRUITPORT 54, FRUITPORT CALVARY 36 – Despite only a one-point first quarter advantage for the Trojans, they outscored the Eagles 14-3 during the second quarter.

The Trojans took advantage of Calvary’s defensive struggles in the second half, further extending their lead. 

Gavin Fisher paced the Trojans with 29 points while Ben Zelenka led Calvary with 20 points. 

The Trojans improved to 8-6 overall and remain 5-4 in league play. The Eagles fell to 1-15 overall and remain 1-7 in conference play. 

LAKEVIEW 62, HESPERIA 31- The Panthers led 3-2 after a slow start for both teams during the first quarter but trailed 19-13 at halftime and 33-17 through three quarters.

Hesperia was outscored by a 26-11 margin during the fourth quarter.

Logan Balkema led the Panthers with 16 points.

Hesperia is now 0-16 on the season and 0-9 in league play.

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