QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in a boy’s basketball cross county matchup we had on the radio, Coldwater rallied in the second half for a 39-to-36 win at Quincy. The host Orioles were up 16-to-10 at halftime and the Cardinals still trailed 25-to-19 after three quarters before they outscored Quincy 20-to-11 in the final period for the 3-point victory.
Ryan Mock, who came off the bench for the Cardinals to score 7 points, including 4 clutch free throws down the stretch, was our McDonald’s Player of the Game for Coldwater. Jordan Eddy had a game high 15 points for the Cardinals.
Our Player of the Game for Quincy was Michael Tesch, who finished with 4 points and had a team-high 6 rebounds. Jimmy King and Ashton Diotte scored nine points apiece for the Orioles, who slips to 0-and-3 while the Cardinal’s record is Coldwater Coach Brien Kelly said defense dictated the outcome of the game
Quincy returns to action tomorrow night with their Big Eight Conference opener at Reading while Coldwater will also be on the road, playing Friday night at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix. In last night’s junior varsity game, Coldwater beat Quincy 54-to-34. Blaze Watson led the Cardinals with 12 points while for Quincy, Michael Foehr also had 12 points with 11 points for Jacob Rider.
Also last night, Tekonsha lost at home to Athens 56-to-42. Jared Coney had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists while Saby Ghotra also had 11 points for the Indians, who slip to1-and-2.
Turning to girl’s basketball, it was a Branch County matchup last night at Bronson, where the Lady Vikings used a big first half to beat Coldwater 51-to-32. Bronson pulled out to an 18-to-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and by halftime, they were ahead 32-to-10.
The Lady Cardinals won the second half 22-to-19 but it wasn’t anywhere near enough to stop Bronson from posting its fourth straight victory to improve to 4-and-1 while Coldwater drops to 1-and-2.
Kylei Ratkowski had a game-high 21 points for Bronson while Kenzie Galloway led Coldwater with 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 steals.
In the j-v game, Coldwater beat Bronson 25-to-18. Kendall Galloway had a game-high 10 points for the Lady Cardinals while Kelsey Robinson led Bronson with 7 points.
Elsewhere last night in girl’s hoops, Union City lost at home to Reading 27-to-26. Brooke Johnson had 10 points as Union City slips to 1-and-1 in the Big Eight and 1-and-3 overall.