Tuesday WMC boys hoops roundup: Mason County Central overcomes deficit, beats Shelby

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The Mason County Central boys basketball team managed to win a West Michigan Conference game in comeback fashion over Shelby 49-40 on Tuesday.

The Spartans overcame a 21-15 halftime deficit, outscoring Shelby 21-9 during the third quarter to take a 36-30 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Mason County Central closed out the contest outscoring the Tigers by a 13-10 margin.

Jeffery Carrier led the Spartans with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Will Chye chipped in with 10 points and five assists while Malakye Strejcek contributed with six points and 10 rebounds.

The Tigers were paced by Logan Claeys with 16 points, while Joseph Hayes added 10.

Mason County Central improved to 9-7 overall and 5-6 in conference play, while the Tigers fell to 2-13 on the season and 2-10 in the league.

NORTH MUSKEGON 49, MONTAGUE 36-Both teams got off to a slow start, with the Wildcats leading 6-5 after the first quarter.

North Muskegon outscored the Wildcats by a 15-12 margin during the second quarter to take a 20-18 halftime lead.

The Norse pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Wildcats by a 16-7 margin to take a 36-25 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Eric Rypstra led North Muskegon with 22 points while Jack Dobb pitched in with seven. 

The Wildcats were paced by Asher Erickson with 11 points, while Aidan Buchberger had eight. 

The Norse are now 11-5 overall and 8-4 in conference play, while Montague fell to 7-9 on the season and 5-7 in league action.

WHITEHALL 77, HART 54 – Every Viking player scored at least a point Tuesday on Senior Night.

Whitehall raced ahead 21-9 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 35-13 at halftime.

Both teams scored 18 points each during the third quarter before the Vikings closed out the game, outscoring Hart by a slim 24-23 margin during the fourth.

Alfred McGlothlin led Whitehall with 13 points, while Jargar McGahan added 12 and Evan Mikkelson chipped in with 11. Dayton Cole and Red Watson scored 10 and nine points, respectively.

The Pirates were led by Ayden Beachum with 14 points.

Whitehall improved to 7-8 overall and is now 6-6 in conference, while the Pirates are now 4-13 on the year and 0-12 in league play.

 

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