MUSKEGON —The Oakridge boys basketball team dominated visiting Manistee for a 57-28 victory Friday night in the West Michigan Conference Lakes Division.
The Eagles took a four-point lead, 15-11, at the end of the first quarter and then limited the Chippewas to just three points in the second quarter while scoring 10. That extended their lead to 11 points, 25-14, at the half.
It was more of the same for the Eagles in the second half as they outscored Manistee, 12-7, in the third quarter and led, 37-21, after three quarters. Oakridge had a 20-7 advantage in the final period.
“We had a great team effort,” said Oakridge coach Tracy Ruel. “All nine players who dressed scored four or more points. We were missing two of our leading scorers. Peyton Ruel is sick and Evan Jozsa is out with an injury. It was a big win for us as we start our second time through the conference season.”
Evan Miller paced the Eagles with a game-high 10 points. Matt Danicek scored eight and Brody Jennings finished with seven.
Manistee was led by Ethan Edmondson with six points. Jacob Scharp added five points and Ben Schlaff contributed four.
Oakridge (5-9, 3-4) travels to Morley Stanwood on Tuesday.
Manistee (1-13, 0-7) will host Hesperia on Tuesday.