WHITEHALL — Whitehall’s boys basketball team trailed by seven points at halftime, but rallied to tie the game at the end of regulation and then outscored visiting Ludington by three in the overtime period to pull out a 57-54 non-conference win at home Wednesday night.
It was the second consecutive overtime game for the Vikings, who lost, 62-60 in an extra period to Oakridge on Friday, Feb. 18 in the West Michigan Conference.
Ludington started the game off strong, outscoring the Vikings by four points, 15-11 in the first period and then had a three-point edge, 14-11 in the second to take a seven-point lead, 29-22 at the half.
The Vikings put the defensive clamps down on the Orioles in the third, and rolled up a 16-7 advantage to vault over the Orioles for a 38-36 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Ludington came back to outscore Whitehall, 12-10 in the fourth quarter and tied the game, 48-48 at the end of four and force overtime. The Vikings had a 9-6 edge in the extra period.
Three players scored in double figures for the Vikings. Isaac DeHart led with 13 points, followed by Brodie Fogus with 11 and Camden Thompson with 10. Reid Watson added nine, while Jack Houtteman and Nate Bolley each had seven.
Leading rebounders for the Vikings were Fogus and Thompson with eight apiece. Thompson and Watson each had five steals. Watson dished out four assists and Thompson three.
The Orioles were led by David Shillinger with 18 points. Peyton LaCombe scored nine and Matthew Westhouse finished with eight.
Whitehall improved to 12-5 overall and is next scheduled to see action on Friday hosting Mason County Central.
Ludington fell to 10-7 overall and is next scheduled to see action on Friday hosting Heights.