MONTAGUE — Montague’s boys basketball team held visiting Manistee to just three points in the second quarter and roared to a big 65-37 non-conference win at home Wednesday night.

After opening a 13-point lead, 24-11 at the end of the first quarter, the Wildcats applied the defensive clamps on the Chippewas in the second and outscored them, 15-3 to build a 39-14 lead at the half.

The Chippewas made a small comeback in the third period with a 15-12 advantage, but the Wildcats still maintained a double figure lead, 51-29 entering the fourth quarter. Montague had a 14-8 advantage in the final eight minutes.

Montague was led in scoring by Tate Stine with 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the field including a 3-point basket. He also dished out five assists and grabbed five rebounds.

Rodney Brassfield followed with nine points, Owen Raeth added eight, Colton Bihler seven and Isaiah Atchison six. Atchison also hauled down 12 rebounds and had two steals.

Kaden Kott, a freshman, paced Manistee with 13 points while senior Connor Rischel added eight.

Montague improved to 12-5 overall with its third straight win. The Wildcats are next scheduled to be in action Friday hosting Hart in the West Michigan Conference.