Lakeshore 59, St. Joe 42
The Lancers jumped out to a 12 point lead after the first quarter and never looked back in picking up the SMAC West Division win. The Lakeshore defense set the tone early, limiting the Bears to just three field goals in the first half. JJ Bushu led the Lancers with a game high 18 points. Conner Wright scored ten in the loss for St. Joe. Lakeshore improves to 12-2 on the season and 5-1 in the division. St. Joe falls to 3-10 on the season and 2-4 in the division.
River Valley 58, Lake Michigan Catholic 25
The Mustangs set the tone early, taking a 21-4 lead after the first quarter of the BCS contest. Matthew Schmidt scored 17 points to lead River Valley, Wil Korbel added 15. Diego Nerio scored seven points in the loss for the Lakers.
New Buffalo 57, Michigan Lutheran 40
Already leading by seven at the half, the Bison put the BCS match-up out of reach in the third quarter as they outscored the Titans by seven in the period. Kaden Parmley led New Buffalo with a game high 24 points. Cameron Guse scored 12 points in the loss for Lutheran.
Countryside Academy 80, Covert 26
The Cougars had six players score in double figures as they cruised to the BCS win. Jamere Matlock led the way with 16 points. Countryside also got 13 points apiece from Charles Booker and Victor Norris, 12 from Brandon Buchanan, 11 from Lamarion Gordon, and ten from Jeffery Brown. Hector Hernandez scored seven points in the loss for the Bulldogs.
Portage Northern 57, Niles 42
Already leading by six at the half, Portage Northern pulled away in the third quarter to seal the SMAC West Division win. Mari Nichols scored 11 points in the loss for the Vikings, Mike Gelcrese added nine.
Watervliet 68, Gobles 66
The Panthers benefitted from strong offensive play in the paint and clutch perimeter shooting in picking up the SAC win. Karsen Tackett led three Goble players in double figures with 22 points.
Eau Claire 63, Hartford 57
The Indians dropped the Southwest 10 decision to the Beavers despite getting 24 points from Aaron Sinclair and ten from Elijah Rodarte.
Lawrence 66, Howardsville Christian 52
Brandon Lopez poured in 19 points in leading the Tigers to the BCS Conference win. Jacob Zapata and Bol Bak each added 11 points for Lawrence with Kaleb Smith and Kyle Bowen both finishing with ten.
Marcellus 68, Decatur 42
The Wildcats ran out to a 19-7 lead after the first quarter on their way to the Southwest 10 win. Gavin Etter scored 26 points in leading Marcellus. The Wildcats also got 20 points from Kaeler Stafne and ten from Brady Ferguson.
Portage Central 52, Mattawan 44
Kalamazoo Central 64, Battle Creek Central 54
Loy Norrix 61, Gull Lake 59
Benton Harbor 87, Grand Rapids Homeschoolers 50
Maple Valley 62, Galesburg-Augusta 44
Parchment 49, Berrien Springs 43
Brandywine 39, Bridgman 31
Buchanan 56, Comstock 38
Fennville 68, Coloma 59
Schoolcraft 73, Lawton 42
Delton Kellogg 42, Kalamazoo Hackett 36
Kalamazoo Christian 41, Constantine 32
Bloomingdale 67, Mendon 45
Centreville 61, White Pigeon 46
South Haven 61, Paw Paw 59
Edwardsburg 51, Dowagiac 45
Plainwell 49, Allegan 36
Vicksburg 65, Sturgis 51
St. Joe 43, Lakeshore 21
The Bears remain in sole possession of first place in the SMAC West Division after downing the Lancers. St. Joe relied on the strength of their as both teams struggled offensively. The Bears shot 29% from the floor on the night while the Lancers shot 22%Alex Malone led St. Joe with a game high nine points. Lakeshore was paced by Hollee Hercik, who finished with six points. The win lifts the Bears to 7-0 in the division and 10-5 on the season. Lakeshore falls to 3-11 on the season and 1-6 in division play.
Countryside Academy 30, Covert 14
Celina Robinson scored ten points in leading the Cougars to the BCS win. Raka Greenwood scored seven in the loss for the Bulldogs.
Berrien Springs 37, Parchment 34
Hillary Dortch poured in 17 points in leading the Shamrocks to the BCS Conference win. Berrien Springs took a five point lead into the break and survived Parchment’s second half comeback bid.
Niles 48, Portage Northern 27
The Vikings survived a slow start and managed to pull out the SMAC West Division win. Natalie Lucero came off the bench to lead Niles in scoring with 12 points. Amara Palmer added nine points, five assists, eight rebounds, and five steals.
Portage Central 49, Mattawan 27
Battle Creek Central 49, Kalamazoo Central 41
Gull Lake 68, Loy Norrix 15
New Buffalo 54, Michigan Lutheran 34
Lake Michigan Catholic 46, River Valley 43
Brandywine 51, Bridgman 18
Buchanan 49, Comstock 30
Coloma 58, Fennville 28
Gobles 52, Watervliet 36
Schoolcraft 63, Lawton 18
Martin 52, Saugatuck 25
Kalamazoo Hackett 44, Delton Kellogg 31
Kalamazoo Christian 47, Constantine 44
Bloomingdale 48, Mendon 13
Marcellus 68, Decatur 42
White Pigeon 48, Centreville 44
Paw Paw 34, South Haven 22
Edwardsburg 59, Dowagiac 24
Plainwell 52, Allegan 21
Vicksburg 41, Sturgis 27
Galesburg Augusta 41, Vermontville 35