West Michigan Conference basketball: Boys and girls roundup from Jan. 24, 2023

Four boys basketball games and seven girls contests involving West Michigan Conference teams were played Tuesday night.

Here is a roundup of action from Jan 24, 2023:

BOYS BASKETBALL

LUDINGTON 76, TRAVERSE CITY CENTRAL 74 (OT): Levi Laman’s bucket in the paint with 2 seconds remaining in overtime lifted visiting Ludington to the thrilling nonleague victory and kept the Orioles unbeaten on the season. Ludington trailed 45-26 early in the third quarter before David Shillinger went off by scoring 32 of his game-high 35 points in the second half. Gage Jones’ 3-pointer at the buzzer sent the game to overtime.

Ludington leaders:

David Shillinger 35 points

Spencer Holmes 14 points

Gage Jones 7 points, 7 assists

TCC leaders:

Anthony Ribel 31 points

Land Miller 12 points

records:

Ludington 13-0 (6-0 WMC Lakes)

Traverse City Central 5-9 (3-1 Big North)

Ludington’s David Shillinger poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Boys Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)Ludington’s Levi Laman poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Boys Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

WHITEHALL 76, WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 30: Camden Thompson posted a double-double in his return to the lineup as host Whitehall cruised to the nonleague victory.

Whitehall leaders:

Camden Thompson 23 points, 11 rebounds

DJ Jamison 12 points, 5 rebounds

Jack Houtteman 11 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds

Trannon Aylor 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Jordan Whelpley 6 points

Hunter Vaughn 5 rebounds

WMC leaders:

No stats submitted

records:

Whitehall 9-4 (5-1 WMC Lakes)

Western Michigan Christian 2-10 (Independent)

Whitehall’s Camden Thompson poses for a portrait during a Profile of the Week interview at CatchMark Technologies Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Whitehall, Mich. (Billy Mann | CatchMark)

MONTAGUE 66, RAVENNA 37: Host Montague used energy and effort to pull away from Ravenna in this WMC nondivisional matchup that was turnover- and foul-filled. The Wildcats had 27 turnovers to the Bulldogs’ 26. The teams combined for 41 fouls.

Montague leaders:

Owen Raeth 18 points, 5 rebounds

Isaiah Atchison 12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals

Rodney Brassfield 12 points, 7 rebounds

Owen Petersen 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists

Braeden Johnston 10 rebounds, 5 steals

Paul Olson 8 rebounds, 4 assists

Ravenna leaders:

Dylan May 10 points

Carter Schullo 5 points

Aaron Phillips 5 points

records:

Montague 7-5 (4-2 WMC Lakes)

Ravenna 4-8 (3-3 WMC Rivers)

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark

HART 76, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL 30: Parker Hovey posted another triple-double and the visiting Pirates made a dozen 3-pointers in cruising to the nonleague victory and staying unbeaten.

Hart leaders:

Parker Hovey 23 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists, 5 blocks

Blake Weirich 17 points, 6 rebounds

Caleb Bitely 13 points, 4 offensive rebounds

MCC leaders:

No stats submitted

records:

Hard 12-0 (6-0 WMC Rivers)

Muskegon Catholic Central 5-7 (0-2 Alliance)

Hart’s Parker Hovey poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Boys Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

LUDINGTON 53, FREMONT 23: The size of visiting Ludington took its toll, according to Fremont coach Wes Zerlaut, who was pleased with the effort despite the final margin.

Ludington leaders:

Keelyn Laird 14 points

Elianna Jeruzal 10 points

Olivia Lynn 8 points

Emma McKinley 8 points

Fremont leaders:

Jessica Bennett 8 points

Lily VandenBerg 6 points

records:

Ludington 10-3 (7-0 WMC Lakes)

Fremont 4-11 (2-5 WMC Lakes)

Ludington’s Keelyn Laird poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)Fremont’s Jessica Bennett poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

OAKRIDGE 44, MANISTEE 39: Host Oakridge rebounded from a 20-13 halftime deficit with a 16-3 third-quarter scoring blitz en route to earning a hard-fought WMC Lakes Division victory.

Oakridge leaders:

Anna Lundquist 19 points, 15 rebounds, 4 steals

Lily Blackburn 7 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals

Cambria Guenthardt 6 points

Manistee leaders:

Jayna Edmondson 11 points

Abby Robinson 7 points

Allison Kelley 5 points, 15 rebounds, 5 steals

Grace Whitmer 5 points

Libby McCarthy 5 assists

records:

Oakridge 10-3 (5-2 WMC Lakes)

Manistee 6-7 (3-5 WMC Lakes)

Oakridge’s Anna Lundquist poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)Manistee’s Jayna Edmondson poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

MONTAGUE 44, ORCHARD VIEW 12: Visiting Montague used solid defense throughout and got a career game from Braylyn Bultema en route to the WMC Lakes victory.

Montague leaders:

Braylyn Bultema 18 points, 7 rebounds

Addi Peterson 6 points, 3 steals, 3 assists

Haylee Black 6 points, 9 rebounds

Emma Peterson 9 assists, 5 steals, 3 rebounds

Orchard View leaders:

No stats submitted

records:

Montague 8-5 (5-2 WMC Lakes)

Orchard View 1-12 (0-7 WMC Lakes)

Montague’s Braylyn Bultema poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

WHITEHALL 42, WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 35: Visiting Whitehall outscored Western Michigan Christian 24-13 in the second half to rally for the nonleague victory and the Vikings’ fifth straight win.

Whitehall leaders:

Lexi Daggett 13 points, 6 rebounds

Autumn Ferris 11 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks

Hailey Carnes 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals

Onnyka Dempsey 6 points, 7 steals, 2 assists

Sidney Shepherd 5 points, 6 rebounds

WMC leaders:

No stats submitted

records:

Whitehall 8-5 (2-4 WMC Lakes)

Western Michigan Christian 7-6 (Independent)

Whitehall’s Alexis Daggett poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

HART 56, SHELBY 13: Host Hart jumped on rival Shelby early with 10 first-quarter steals en route to a 16-2 lead. Sophomore Addi Hovey posted a monster stat line for the Pirates, who remain unbeaten in WMC Rivers play.

Hart leaders:

Addi Hovey 22 points, 13 rebounds, 8 steals, 5 assists, 5 blocks

Abby Hicks 20 points, 4 assists, 4 steals

Mariana VanAgtmael 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Aspen Boutell 5 points, 4 assists, 4 steals

Shelby leaders:

Kendall Zaverl 3 points, 4 rebounds

Biloxi Lee 9 rebounds

Kylie Brown 4 rebounds, 2 steals

records:

Hard 10-2 (7-0 WMC Rivers)

Shelby 6-7 (4-4 WMC Rivers)

Hart’s Addi Hovey poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 36, NORTH MUSKEGON 18: Host Mason County Central built a 19-10 halftime lead and picked up a victory in this low-scoring WMC Rivers contest.

MCC leaders:

Wren Nelson 10 points, 7 rebounds

Mallory Miller 10 points, 7 rebounds

Grace Weinert 5 points, 5 assists, 4 steals

North Muskegon leaders:

Grace Philpot 4 points

Lucy Fricke 4 points

Allie Jensen 4 rebounds

Kaylee Martin 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Abby Wieger’s 4 rebounds

records:

Mason County Central 11-2 (6-1 WMC Rivers)

North Muskegon 3-10 (2-5 WMC Rivers)

Mason County Central’s Wren Nelson poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

HOLTON 43, RAVENNA 37: Host Holton outscored Ravenna 29-16 over the second and third quarters combined to avenge an early-season loss in this WMC Rivers contest.

Holton leaders:

Abbie Fowler 13 points, 5 steals

Ryann Robins 11 points, 10 rebounds

Layla Cannady 11 points

Ravenna leaders:

Teghan Strengthen 12 points

Addy Gillard 10 points

Emma Gillard 6 points

records:

Holton 6-7 (3-4 WMC Rivers)

Ravenna 4-8 (2-5 WMC Rivers)

Holton’s Abbie Fowler poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)Ravenna’s Techan Sterken poses for a portrait during CatchMark SportsNet Girls Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)

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