RAVENNA — North Muskegon jumped out early, but Ravenna took over in a close, 58-53 boys basketball victory in the West Michigan Conference on Thursday night at home.

North Muskegon led by one point twice in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs were able to answer each time to claim the lead back from the Norsemen.

Ravenna shook off North Muskegon’s early blow to finish the first quarter with an 18-10 lead. The Norsemen recovered to outscore the Bulldogs, 15-14 in the second but still trailed 32-25 at the half.

North Muskegon cut the gap to five, 40-35 at the end of the third quarter with a 10-8 edge, and Ravenna outscored the Norse 18-16 in the fourth period.

Kyle Beebe fired in 28 points to lead the Bulldogs, with Travis May scoring 14 and Grant Becklin adding 11.

McManus led the Norsemen with 25 points, while Jason Bogue added nine. Champ Young scored seven points and had five rebounds and Brandon Rypstra added seven points.

North Muskegon dropped to 9-6 overall and 6-4 n the league. The Norsemen are next scheduled to see action Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Montague.

Ravenna raised its record to 10-4 overall and 8-2 in the league. The Bulldogs are next scheduled to see action Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Oakridge.