LocalSportsJournal.com

The Whitehall boys basketball team mounted a valiant second half comeback to outdo North Muskegon, 55-51 on Thursday.

The Vikings had their work cut out for them as they stared at a 36-22 North Muskegon lead going into halftime. But when they came back out, Whitehall found a spark off some costly Norse turnovers.

The Vikings used a 15-4 third-quarter scoring run to the Norse lead down to just three points, 40-37. That momentum swing propelled Whitehall to outscore the Norse 18-11 in the four to steal the win.

It was an all around effort for the Vikings in the victory with multiple players doing their part.

Isaac DeHart had 11 points, eight rebounds and two assists while Brodie Fogus got 11 points and six rebounds. Jack Houtteman added 10 points and three steals, Kyle Stratton had nine points and Nate Bolley scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds.

Leading the Norse was Troy McManus with a game-high 18 points while Brandon Rypstra had eight points and four rebounds. Sam Gallo and James Young each scored eight points apiece.

Whitehall moves to 2-2 on the season and will return to play after the new year when they host Montague on Tuesday January 4th for a WMC matchup.

North Muskegon falls to 1-2 and is set to visit Western Michigan Christian on Tuesday.