High School Basketball scores from Friday, Feb. 6
Lakeshore 38, St. Joe 33
Lakeshore came from behind to score a 38-33 win at St. Joe. Trailing by five after three quarters, the Lancers limited the Bears to just six points in the fourth to improve to 13-1 on the season and 6-0 in the SMAC West. Braden Burke led Lakeshore with 16 points. Mac Shimulunas came off the bench and paced St. Joe with 19.
Howardsville Christian 53, Michigan Lutheran 46
A strong fourth quarter led Howardsville Christian to a 53-46 win over Michigan Lutheran. Trailing by three at the half, Lutheran pulled even after three quarters but was outscored 20-13 in the fourth. Zach Burkhardt led the Titans with 22 points. Howardsville Christian got a game high 22 points from Nathan Parks.
Countryside Academy 60, Grace Christian 21
Andrew Pittman scored 19 points to lead Countryside Academy to a 60-21 win over Grace Christian. The Cougars pulled away early, outscoring the Patriots 21-2 in the first quarter. Mason Thompson led Grace with nine points.
Decatur 53, Watervliet 48
Decatur held on for a 53-48 win over Watervliet. Trailing by as many as ten, the Panthers came back to cut the deficit to two late in the game, but couldn’t finish the rally. Watervliet was led by Bradley Alden who finished with 19 points and seven rebounds.
New Buffalo 63, Brandywine 57
New Buffalo earned a hard fought 63-57 win over BCS rival Brandywine. The Bison jumped out to an eight point lead after the first quarter only to see the Bobcats pull even after three. New Buffalo survived the comeback outscoring Brandywine by six in the fourth. Jarek Hotwagner netted 22 points for the Bison. Andrew Boocher matched that with 22 of his own for the Bobcats.
Lawrence 63, Hartford 40
Matt Cammire scored a game high 19 points in leading Lawrence to a 63-40 win over Hartford. The Tigers pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Indians 31-14 after the break. Derek Gribler added 14 points for Lawrence. Skyler Traver led Hartford with 12.
Martin 55, Bangor 43
Martin got 20 points from Garrett Dill in a 55-43 win over Bangor. Tanner Curry added 19 for the Clippers. Lamar Clinton finished with 13 points for Bangor.
Benton Harbor 60, Portage Central 47
Edwardsburg 61, Berrien Springs 47
South Haven 68, Coloma 57
Portage Northern 53, Niles 33
Dowagiac 74, Paw Paw 67
Fennville 65, Gobles 54
Saugatuck 63, Bloomingdale 33
Mattawan 53, Lakeview 42
Kalamazoo Central 57, Battle Creek Central 43
Loy Norrix 61, Gull Lake 53
Otsego 69, Plainwell 44
Sturgis 85, Three Rivers 57
Lakeshore 60, St. Joe 43
Lakeshore pulled away in the second half to beat St. Joe 60-43. Leading by just two at the half, the Lancers increased their lead to eight after three, and outscored the Bears 16-7 in the fourth. Carley Dubbert scored 15 of her game high 20 points in the second half for the Lancers, who improve to 13-2 on the season and 7-0 in the SMAC West. St. Joe was led by Shelby Madison’s 13 points.
Brandywine 59, New Buffalo 34
A strong two middle quarters led Brandywine to a 59-34 win over New Buffalo. The Bobcats outscored the Bison 23-9 in the second quarter and 18-7 in the third. Makenna Hartline led Brandywine with 16 points and five rebounds. New Buffalo got 12 points from Anna Bardusk.
Decatur 53, Watervliet 20
Decatur turned in a strong performance on both ends of the floor as they beat Watervliet 53-20. The Raiders pulled away by outscoring the Panthers 29-7 in the second half. Decatur’s defense came up big, forcing 37 Watervliet turnovers.
Portage Northern 54, Niles 47
Natalie Vizard poured in a game high 34 points in leading Portage Northern to a 54-47 win over Niles. The Vikings got 20 points from Elyse Zimmerman and 12 from Jazmin Brann.
Benton Harbor 60, Portage Central 47
Edwardsburg 53, Berrien Springs 41
South Haven 44, Coloma 27
Paw Paw 57, Dowagiac 14
Lawrence 37, Hartford 30
Martin 48, Bangor 18
Marcellus 45, Lawton 36
Gobles 65, Fennville 24
Saugatuck 48, Bloomingdale 31
Lakeview 51, Mattawan 32
Kalamazoo Central 59, Battle Creek Central 48
Gull Lake 44, Loy Norrix 40
Mendon 31, Centreville 21
Plainwell 51, Otsego 38
Three Rivers 39, Sturgis 25
Vicksburg 47, Allegan 46