HART — North Muskegon’s boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night with a 62-32 win over Hart at home in the West Michigan Conference.

The Norsemen jumped out early and posted a 19-5 lead after the first quarter. They never let the Pirates so much as tie them the rest of the way, outscoring them, 15-11 in the second for a 34-16 bulge at the half.

North Muskegon had an 18-10 advantage in the third quarter to establish a substantial 52-26 lead heading into the fourth period. The Norsemen finished it out with a 10-5 advantage in the final period.

“We got good contributions from everyone,” said Norsemen coach Chuck Rypstra. “It was a nice win.”

Brandon Rypstra scored 15 points to pace the Norsemen. He was followed by Troy McManus who had 12 points, and also contributed five rebounds and four assists.

Jason Bogue also scored in double digits, putting in 12 points. He hauled in six rebounds as well. James Young had 12 points and three assists.

“North Muskegon used offensive rebounding and second chance points to seal the victory in the second half,” said Hart coach Adam Jerry. “Tony Rayo did a great job battling down low.

“Wyatt Dean made several hustle plays and played great defense.”

Ben Meyers added three steals and five assists, while Sam Gallo grabbed eight rebounds for North Muskegon.

Tony Rayo led the Pirates with 11 points and Wyatt Dean added nine.

North Muskegon improved its record to 10-7 overall and 6-6 in the conference. The Norsemen are next scheduled to see action on Friday, Feb. 25 at Oakridge.

Hart fell to 5-10 overall and 2-10 in the conference with its third straight loss. The Pirates are next scheduled to see action Monday, Feb. 21 at Fruitport Calvary Christian.