Montague’s Luke VanBoxel (left) drives into the lane as Whitehall’s Matt Rohen defends during Thursday night’s rivalry game at Montague. The ‘Cats rolled, 66-42.
MONTAGUE — The Montague Wildcats erased most of the drama surrounding Thursday’s rivalry contest with Whitehall very quickly.
Montague scored the game’s first 13 points, never allowing the Whitehall Vikings to make things competitive in a 66-42 West Michigan Conference win.
The Wildcats’ opening run prompted a Whitehall timeout. The Vikings (3-7, 3-4 WMC) cut the lead to 13-5, but Montague then ripped off another 11-0 run, making the score 24-5 and putting the Vikes squarely behind the eight ball.
Montague did it with rebounding early on. Whitehall, a smaller team, had a tough time dealing with the Cats’ tall and athletic front line.
‘Cats pound Fremont 70-50
MONTAGUE — The Montague Wildcats picked up an easy nonconference victory Monday night, dispatching the Fremont Packers by a 70-50 margin to move to 8-1 on the season.
Montague took immediate control of the game, grabbing a 17-2 lead in the first quarter. Fremont pulled to within five after three quarters, but the Cats put the game away with a 24-9 scoring run in the fourth.
Vikes fall at WMC
NORTON SHORES — It was a battle of two star big men Tuesday night when Whitehall and Western Michigan Christian tangled in a nonconference battle.
Isaac Love and Bernard Smith each had spectacular offensive nights, but the Warriors provided enough support for their forward to overpower Whitehall, 64-48.
The Vikings dropped to 3-6 on the year with the loss.
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