MUSKEGON–The Oakridge Eagles boys basketball team got the upper hand on the visiting Muskegon Heights Tigers on Mondary, 77-64.

Oakridge used a balanced scoring attack, led by Evan Miller with a game high 23 points. Ryan Cribbins finished with 12 points while Peyton Ruel and Evan Jozsa each chipped in with 11 points. Ruel had seven assists for the Eagles.

The Eagles raced out to a 17-12 lead after the first eight minutes of action and continued to build on that lead by racking up a 18-12 scoring advantage in the second quarter. The Tigers led 35-24 at the half.

Heights had no defensive answers for the Oakridge offense in the third period as the Eagles put up 24 points. Heights scored 16, but trailed 59-40.

Oakridge eventually built a 26-point lead before the Tigers made a late run to cut the final margin to 13.

Muskegon Heights was led by Jaquan Mathews with 22 points. Da’Cari Moore tossed in 15 points, while Jonathan Moore chipped in with 11 points.  Cartier Vance finished with 10 points.
Oakridge (3-3, 2-2) will host Whitehall on Thursday evening.
Heights (0-4) will travel to Grand Rapids WellSpring Prep on Friday evening.