SCOTTVILLE — Oakridge’s boys basketball team picked up steam after a slow start and finished strong with a 72-60 win over Mason County Central on the road Thursday night in the West Michigan Conference.

Hot shooting helped get the Eagles going, as they knocked down nine 3-point bombs in recovering from a 14-9 first quarter deficit against the Spartans.

Oakridge recovered nicely from that first quarter shortfall, outscoring the Spartans, 20-12 in the second quarter to vault into the lead, 29-26 at the half.

Picking up on the defensive end, the Eagles soared to a 24-9 third quarter and salted the lead to 53-35 going into the fourth quarter. The Spartans narrowed the gap with a 25-19 fourth period.

Garrett Wever paced the Eagles with 20 points, followed by Ethan Josza with 18 and Hunter DeLora added 12.

Leading the way for the Spartans was Kolden Myer with a game-high 23 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and four blocks. Jayden Perrone contributed 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Will Chye was held to eight points and he had 10 rebounds.

The Spartans fell to 4-10 overall and 1-9 in the conference with their second straight loss. Mason County’s next game is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Shelby in the league.

Oakridge raised its record to 8-8 overall and 4-6 in the WMC with its third straight win. The Eagles are next scheduled to see action Tuesday, Feb. 15 at home against Ravenna.

Check out photos from the action shot by Joe Washington.