WHITEHALL — A big second quarter helped lift the Whitehall Vikings to a 92-61 home victory over the Shelby Tigers on Thursday night.
In that pivotal quarter, the Vikings used a 12-point scoring advantage to take a 22-point lead at the half.
The Vikings took a 10-point lead, 25-15, at the end of the first quarter. Whitehall stretched that to 46-24 at the half with a 21-9 second-quarter advantage.
Whitehall didn’t slow down in the second half by the Tigers 25-19 in the third quarter to roll into the fourth period with a 71-40 lead. The Vikings outscored the Tigers, 21-18, in the final eight minutes.
Camden Thompson poured in 28 points to lead the Vikings, followed by DJ Jamison with 19 and Jack Houtteman with 14. Thompson also claimed 12 rebounds, dished out four assists and had five steals. Jamison had seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Kyle Stratton was the top playmaker with six assists. Jack McDowell contributed three assists and three steals. Ca’mar Ready had two assists.
Bishop Lee paced the Tigers with 24 points. Carson Claeys and Wyatt Dickman scored 11 points apiece. Phillip Hayes chipped in nine points. Lee had seven rebounds and Hayes six. Mason Garcia picked off two steals, while Lee and Treylin Waller had two assists each.
Whitehall, with its sixth straight win, improved to 10-4 overall. The Vikings host Mona Shores in another non-conference game Tuesday night.
Shelby dropped to 5-8 on the season and hosts Hart in a West Michigan Conference Rivers Division game next Friday.