MONTAGUE — In a game that saw 12 lead changes, and was tied nine times, the Whitehall boys basketball team prevailed with a 52-46 over Montague in the West Michigan Conference on the road Thursday night.
Whitehall’s largest lead was six, while the Wildcats led by five at one point before the final spread.
The visiting Vikings grabbed a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Wildcats rebounded with an 8-5 edge in the second period to tie the game, 18-18 at the half.
Whitehall outscored the Wildcats, 16-15 in the third period and went into the fourth period with a 34-33 edge and then outscored the Wildcats, 18-13 in the fourth quarter.
Camden Thompson led the Wildcats in scoring with 15 points. Red Watson and Isaac DeHart each scored eight points. Brodie Fogus and Jack Houtteman had six apiece.
Thompson also had 18 rebounds and three assists. Watson added three steals, while Houtteman had two steals.
Leading the way for the Wildcats was Tugg Nichols with 11 points, while Tate Stine added nine and Owen Raeth eight.
Isaiah Atchison led the Wildcats with six rebounds while Stine and Rodney Brassfield each had five boards.
Rodney Brassfield and Stine each dished out three assists while Braeden Johnston had two. Archison and Paul Olson had two steals apiece.
Whitehall improved to 10-4 and 8-2 in the conference with its fifth straight win. The Vikings are next scheduled to see action Tuesday, Feb. 15 at home against Hart.
Montague had its five-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 9-5 overall and 5-5 in the league. The Wildcats are next scheduled to see action on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at home against North Muskegon.
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