Tuesday’s H.S. Basketball Round-Up

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Benton Harbor 88, Grandville 45
After falling behind by seven in the first quarter, Benton Harbor dominated the rest of the way to pick up the win. The Tigers took a seven point lead into the half and steadily pulled away from there with the defense limiting Grandville to just seven points in the third quarter. Carlos Johnson led four Benton Harbor players in double figures with 22 points. The Tigers also got 16 points from Quindarius Davis and ten apiece from Kentrell Pullian and Greg Cooper.

Lakeshore 54, Loy Norrix 52
Lancers improve to 6-0 with the Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference non-division win. Grant Rudell scored off of a steal with :10 left to lift Lakeshore to the victory. Ben Brower finished with 15 points and ten rebounds for the Lancers, Gavin Foster added 13 points and 15 rebounds.

Gull Lake 69, St. Joe 40
Jeremiah Sterling scored nine points in the loss for the Bears. St. Joe was not able to contain Caleb Taylor, who led three Loy Norrix players in double figures with 23 points.

Lawrence 53, Lake Michigan Catholic 30
The Tigers dominated the second half in picking up the BCS Conference win. Leading by one at the half, Lawrence outscored the Lakers by 12 in the third quarter and by ten in the fourth. The Tigers got 14 points from Brandon Lopez and ten from Kaleb Smith. Catholic got nine points from Jake Koenig.

Buchanan 62, Niles 52
The Bucks broke open a close game by outscoring Niles by eight in the fourth quarter. Mari Nichols led Niles with 22 points, Cerious Wilson added ten.

River Valley 54, Countryside Academy 30
The Mustangs pulled away in the second half to score the BCS Conference win. Leading by one at the break, River valley came out of the locker room and outscored the Cougars 31-8 over the final two quarters. Wil Korbel led the Mustangs with 18 points and nine rebounds with Lennon Lange adding 11 points. Jamere Matlock paced Countryside with 12 points.

New Buffalo 48, Howardsville Christian 47
Anthony Lijewski and Ryan Vinson each scored 12 points in leading the Bison to the BCS Conference win. The game was close all night with the Bison outscoring the Eagles by four in the fourth quarter to pull it out. Jason Jergens.

Elsewhere…
BCS
Michigan Lutheran 60, Covert 32
River Valley 54, Countryside Academy 30
Constantine 73, Berrien Springs 57

Non-conference
Brandywine 70, Watervliet 41
Buchanan 62, Niles 52

SMAC
Battle Creek Central 48, Mattawan 42
Kalamazoo Central 74, Portage Northern 36
Portage Central 50, Lakeview 46

SAC
Parchment 50, Kalamazoo Hackett 48
Kalamazoo Christian 47, Comstock 26

Southwest 10
White Pigeon 54, Eau Claire 51
Marcellus 74, Hartford 65
Cassopolis 85, Bloomingdale 72
Mendon 54, Bangor 39
Centreville 60, Decatur 35

Wolverine
Dowagiac 49, South Haven 43
Otsego 63, Edwardsburg 52
Sturgis 67, Paw Paw 63
Vicksburg 49, Plainwell 33
Three Rivers 58, Allegan 38

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Michigan Lutheran 53, Covert 14
A strong start propelled Michigan Lutheran to the BCS Conference win. The Titans dominated from the start and took a 37-9 lead into the half. The Titans got 15 points from Mara Rugen, Clare Berghaus added 12.

Schoolcraft 47, Niles 41
Niles came out strong in the first quarter but faltered in the second and third in dropping the non-conference match-up. After jumping out to an early 15-7 lead, the Vikings scored just nine points in the second quarter and four in the third. Alycia Patterson finished with a game high 19 points and three assists for Niles.

Hartford 34, Marcellus 26
Megan Nelson led the Indians to the Southwest 10 Conference win with 17 points, Jaelyne Galvan added seven points.

Mendon 37, Bangor 23
The Hornets jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first quarter and Bangor wasn’t able to recover as they picked up the Southwest 10 Conference win. Maritza Barajas finished with ten 10 points and six rebounds in the loss for the Vikings, Alyssa Birner added six points and seven rebounds.

Centreville 47, Decatur 33
Centreville ran out to a 16-4 lead after the first quarter and held on down the stretch in picking up the Southwest 10 win. Joanna Larsen led the way with a game high 19 points. Regan Rose scored 13 points in the loss for the Raiders.

Elsewhere…
SMAC
Lakeshore 56, Loy Norrix 44
Gull Lake 50, St. Joe 47
Battle Creek Central 50, Mattawan 34
Kalamazoo Central 55, Portage Northern 26
Portage Central 40, Lakeview 35

BCS
New Buffalo 59, Howardsville Christian 20

SAC
Kalamazoo Hackett 61, Parchment 21
Kalamazoo Christian 58, Comstock 33

Southwest 10
Bloomingdale 62, Cassopolis 34

Wolverine
South Haven 40, Dowagiac 15
Sturgis 38, Paw Paw 35
Edwardsburg 59, Otsego 30
Plainwell 47, Vicksburg 21
Three Rivers 63, Allegan 36

 

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