MONTAGUE — Ludington’s boys basketball team won its third straight Tuesday night with a 90-48 West Michigan Conference Lakes Division game at Montague.
After taking a narrow 15-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Orioles exploded for a 30-14 advantage in the second and led 45-27 at the half.
Ludington outscored the Wildcats 24-8 in the third period to take a 69-35 lead into the fourth.
“I think someone said we forced 18 or 19 turnovers in the first half,” said Ludington coach Thad Shank. “When we can force turnovers like that, it becomes that track meet … that type of game we really like to play.
“Defensively, I thought we played with a lot of energy tonight and it resulted in us playing in that chaotic atmosphere that we really enjoy.”
The Orioles were paced by David Shillinger with 29 points. Matthew Westhouse added 11 and Levi Laman tossed in 10 points, including three 3-point baskets. Seven different players made 3-point shots.
Owen Raeth scored 14 points for the Wildcats. Branden Johnston contributed eight points and Jacon Heiss added six. Isaiah Atchison hauled down nine rebounds. Johnston and Atchison had two steals apiece. Johnston had two assists.
The Orioles (16-1, 9-0 WMC Lakes) is scheduled to host Whitehall on Friday night.
Montague (9-8, 5-4 WMC Lakes) return to action Friday night with a conference clash at Fremont.