Benton Harbor 56, Lakeshore 48
Benton Harbor held on for a 56-48 SMAC West Division win over Lakeshore. Trailing by 24 at the half, the Lancers pulled to within nine, but couldn’t get any closer. Jaton Gunn led the Tigers with a game high 23 points. The lancers got 17 points from Jimmy Gathright. Benton Harbor and Lakeshore are now tied for first place in the SMAC West at 7-1 in the division.
St. Joe 54, Niles 47
Three Bears scored in double figures as St. Joe completed a season sweep of Niles with a 54-47 win at the Bear Den. Mac Shimulunas led all scorers with 15 points. Domoneke Mitchell added 13, while Sam Szwabowski scored 10. Gavin Rassler came off the bench to lead Niles with 12 points.
Dowagiac 83, Berrien Springs 27
Dowagiac secured the Wolverine Conference West Division title with an 83-27 win over Berrien Springs.
Brandon Winchester-Jones poured in 24 points for the Chieftains, Tevin Fowlkes added 15.
Buchanan 57, Bronson 51
Buchanan held on for a 57-51 win over Bronson. The Bucks led by 13 at the half and were able to hold off the Vikings’ second half comeback. Josiah Smith led Buchanan with 14 points, Justin Robinson scored a game high 16 for Bronson.
Decatur 73, Holland Black River 34
Decatur had four players score in double figures and beat Black River 73-34. Noah Rufo paced the attack with a game high 19 points. John Grosvenor added 14 points, ten rebounds, and three steals for the Raiders.
Bangor 56, Heritage Christian 48
A strong third quarter led Bangor to a 56-48 win over Heritage Christian. The Vikings trailed by two at the half but outscored the Eagles 22-7 in the third. Lamar Clinton led Bangor with 24 points.
Lake Michigan Catholic 65, River Valley 43
Eau Claire 57, Howardsville Christian 51
Zion Christian 47, Grace Christian 14
South Haven 82, Paw Paw 48
Battle Creek Central 58, Mattawan 46
Portage Northern 59, Portage Central 37
Kalamazoo Central 82, Gull Lake 28
Loy Norrix 75, Lakeview 58
Otsego 69, Vicksburg 44
Plainwell 57, Sturgis 47
Three Rivers 85, Allegan 59
Benton Harbor 56, Lakeshore 53
Benton Harbor got 39 points from Kysre Gondrezick in a 56-53 win over Lakeshore. The Lancers led by as many as ten in the first half, but the Tigers outscored them 17-6 in the third quarter and held on in the end. Morgan Kaiser netted 18 points for Lakeshore, Carley Dubbert added 11.
St. Joe 41, Niles 33
St. Joe got a game high 18 points from Shelby Madison as the Lady Bears broke a four game losing skid with a 41-33 win over Niles. Elyse Zimmerman had 15 to lead Niles.
Berrien Springs 45, Dowagiac 25
Down by five after one quarter, Berrien Springs outscored Dowagiac 15-3 in the second, on their way to a 45-25 win over the Chieftains. The Shamrocks got a game high 15 points from Gabby Yankey, Micah McCree-Davis added nine. Riley Daly’s six points led Dowagiac.
Buchanan 53, White Pigeon 29
Buchanan benefitted from a strong start at both ends of the floor in a 53-29 win over White Pigeon. The Bucks scored 19 points in the first quarter while limiting the Chiefs to just two. Brooke Wesner led all scorers with 18 points for Buchanan. Riley Phelps led White Pigeon with 11.
Cassopolis 53, New Buffalo 29
A strong first half led Cassopolis to a 53-29 win over New Buffalo. The Rangers ran out to a 30-10 halftime lead to put the game away early.
Centreville 50, Bridgman 39
Zion Christian 51, Grace Christian 35
Brandywine 53, Bronson 33
Martin 62, Hartford 32
Saugatuck 34, Lawrence 26
Gobles 51, Decatur 35
Bloomingdale 41, Marcellus 28
Paw Paw 51, South Haven 44
Battle Creek Central 41, Mattawan 37
Portage Central 35, Portage Northern 33
Kalamazoo Central 58, Gull Lake 46
Lakeview 45, Loy Norrix 32
Allegan 37, Three Rivers 35
Otsego 39, Vicksburg 27
Plainwell 49, Sturgis 37