Montague’s Brandon Moore handles the ball during last week’s district semifinal loss to Shelby at Holton. Moore was one of four local players named to the all-WMC first team.
This season was a successful one for both Montague and Whitehall’s boys basketball teams, and they were rewarded with four combined players on the all-West Michigan Conference first team.
The Wildcats, who won the conference title with a 12-2 league record, had three players make the all-league first team: Chase Casebolt, Brandon Moore and Luke VanBoxel.
Casebolt was the team’s top scorer, averaging 17.7 points per game and 7.7 rebounds a contest. The smooth-shooting senior was a 40 percent shooter from three-point range for the season. His highest-scoring game this year was the team’s final game, an 83-71 district semifinal loss to Shelby. Casebolt’s 29 points and nine rebounds in that game helped keep the Wildcats in the game despite hot shooting from the Tigers. Casebolt also had a 24-point, 10-rebound effort in a win over Mason County Central in January, and his 25 points helped the Wildcats to a February win over Muskegon Catholic on his senior night.
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