LUDINGTON — David Shillinger had himself a record night on Thursday night for the Ludington Orioles.

Shillinger poured in 45 points and led the host Orioles to a 64-56 victory over the Oakridge Eagles.

That point total tied Mike Larsen and Steve Schoenner. The home crowd enjoyed every minute of it.

Shillinger hit two big 3-point baskets to start the fourth quarter, and triggered a major run by the Orioles that enabled them to hand Oakridge its first loss of the season. 

The Orioles moved out to a 16-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Eagles came back for a 17-15 edge in the second and closed the gap to 31-29 at the half. 

With Evan Jozsa scoring nine points, the Eagles put together a huge third quarter for a 17-12 advantage which tightened things up at 48-46. 

But behind Shillinger’s long-range strikes, the Orioles went on to overwhelm the Eagles, 21-10 over the final eight minutes to seal the win. 

Spencer Holmes contributed eight points for the Orioles. 

Jozsa wound up with 17 points to lead Oakridge, while Peyton Ruel added 15. 

Ludington (4-1, 2-0 WMC Lakes) travels to Montague for another conference game next Tuesday. 

Oakridge (6-1, 2-1 WMC Lakes) is next scheduled to see action next Tuesday at Fremont in the WMC Lakes.