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HOLTON – If the postseason is considered the second season for a hoops team, Ravenna can feel rejuvenated. 

After struggling to an 8-14 regular-season record, Ravenna’s varsity boys’ basketball team found a bright moment on Monday with a hard-fought 52-49 victory over Western Michigan Christian.

The Division 3 contest was played at Holton High School.

The Bulldogs trailed by a point entering the fourth quarter at 40-39, but they outscored the Warriors 13-9 in the fourth to take the victory.

WMC ended its season at 7-16 record.

Ravenna was paced by Caleb Forsythe, who scored a game-high 19 points, including three 3-pointers. He also had five rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Carter Schullo added 12 points and led Ravenna with seven rebounds. Blake Homoly tallied nine points, five assists, five steals and four rebounds.

Kevin Jackson sparked WMC with a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Ben Moorhead canned a pair of triples and finished with 13 points, along with two blocked shots and three steals.

Ravenna advances the 7 p.m. Wednesday semifinal against rival North Muskegon. Kent City and the host Red Devils square off in the other half of the bracket at 5:30 p.m.

Blake Homoly pushes the ball up the court for Ravenna. Photo/Jason Goorman

Blake Homoly controls the ball for Ravenna. Photo/Jason Goorman

Caleb Forsythe follows through on a 3-point shot for Ravenna down the stretch as Ben Moorhead defends. Photo/Jason Goorman

Ravenna’s Carter Schullo (23) boxes out WMC’s Kevin Jackson (33). Photo/Jason Goorman

WMC’s Ben Moorhead goes in for two points. Photo/Jason Goorman