Lakeshore 64, Niles 51
Lakeshore survived a third quarter run by Niles and beat the Vikings 64-51. Down by as many as ten in the first half, Niles pulled to within one in the third, but couldn’t manage to take the lead. Rubin Conway scored a game high 22 points for Lakeshore. The Vikings got 12 points apiece from Ray Glenn and Gabe Stokes. The win lifts Lakeshore to 3-0 in the SMAC West and 8-1 on the season.
Portage Central 61, St. Joe 52
Portage Central outscored St. Joe 27-7 in the final quarter and beat the Bears 61-52. Austin McCollough had 11 of his 16 points in the final quarter to lead the Central comeback. Jordan Brewer scored a game high 19 points for the Bears. St. Joe had a 45-34 lead after the third quarter.
Countryside Academy 70, Michigan Lutheran 30
Countryside Academy went on a 20-4 run to start the game and defeated Michigan Lutheran 70-30. Jermaine Boxx poured in 26 points for the Cougars. The Titans were led by Zach Burkhardt’s ten points.
Bridgman 70, New Buffalo 63
Luis Geraldi poured in 18 points to lead Bridgman to a 70-63 BCS West win over New Buffalo. Shivam Patel added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Bees. Jarek Hotwagner turned in 21 points and seven rebounds for the Bison.
Grace Christian 40, Barry County Christian 38
Quinn Miller turned in 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead Grace Christian to a 40-38 non-conference win over Barry County Christian. Grace outscored Barry County 15-10 in the fourth quarter to capture the win.
Dowagiac 69, South Haven 59
A strong start and finish led Dowagiac to a 69-59 win over South Haven. The Chieftans outscored the Rams by nine in the first quarter and by eight in the fourth to pull out the Wolverine Conference win. Daquan Brooks poured in a game high 17 points for Dowagiac. James Smith paced South Haven with 14.
Lawrence 66, Decatur 57
Lawrence survived a fourth quarter Decatur comeback to beat the Raiders 66-57. The Tigers got a game high 22 points from Joey Rokos. Matt Cammire scored his 1,000th point, finishing with 19 for Lawrence. Decatur was paced by Carter Smith’s 21 points.
Bangor 53, Gobles 49
Bangor held on for a 53-49 win over Gobles. Trailing by eight after one quarter, the Tigers pulled even after three, but the Vikings were able to pull it out in the fourth. Lamar Clinton led Bangor with 30 points. Gobles was led by Pierce Vreeland who finished with 14.
Benton Harbor 67, Portage Northern 60
Eau Claire 51, Howardsville Christian 37
Lawton 48, Watervliet 42
Brandywine 64, River Valley 36
Marcellus 68, Hartford 53
South Bend Washington 87, Covert 35
Kalamazoo Central 66, Mattawan 53
Battle Creek Central 72, Loy Norrix 53
Edwardsburg 70, Paw Paw 49
Fennville 64, Bloomingdale 20
Otsego 80, Three Rivers 62
Saugatuck 54, Martin 41
Gull Lake 73, Battle Creek Lakeview 69
Plainwell 64, Vicksburg 58
Sturgis 67, Allegan 39
Lakeshore 53, Niles 47
Taylor Wagner and Lindsay Ebeling each scored 12 points in leading Lakeshore to a 53-47 win at Niles. Trailing by eight after the first quarter, the Lancers outscored the Vikings 33-17 over the next two and hung on for the SMAC West Division win. Elyse Zimmerman led Niles with a game high 23 points.
St. Joe 40, Portage Central 36 OT
Casey Singler had a game high 13 points as St. Joe defeated Portage Central 40-36 in overtime. The Lady Bears improve to 7-3 on the season and 3-2 in the SMAC West.
Buchanan 43, Lake Michigan Catholic 31
Brooke Wesner scored a game high 14 points in leading Buchanan to a 43-31 win over Lake Michigan Catholic. Trailing by four after the first quarter, the Bucks took a two point lead into the half and then outscored the Lakers 10-3 to pull away. Nicole Visin led Catholic with 8.
New Buffalo 53, Bridgman 33
New Buffalo defeated Bridgman 53-33. The Bison opened the game outscoring the Bees 11-0 in the first quarter and they never looked back. New Buffalo was led by Olivia Smith who scored 17 points.
Watervliet 31, Lawton 21
Watervliet was a 31-21 winner at Lawton. The Panthers were led by Logan Mizwicki who scored ten points. Jayden McMiller added eight for Watervliet as they improved to 7-5 on the season and 4-2 in the SAC South.
Benton Harbor 55, Portage Northern 51
South Haven 41, Dowagiac 25
Hartford 58, Marcellus 25
Lawrence 37, Decatur 34
Gobles 68, Bangor 24
Fennville 48, Bloomingdale 42
Kalamazoo Central 74, Mattawan 45
Loy Norrix 54, Battle Creek Central 43
Gull Lake 50, Lakeview 46
Paw Paw 70, Edwardsburg 45
Otsego 39, Three Rivers 29
Saugatuck 46, Martin 41
Plainwell 43, Vicksburg 35