COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in a girl’s basketball game we had on the radio, Coldwater lost at home to Jackson Northwest 49-to-21. The Lady Cardinals trailed by just a point at 12-to-11 at the end of the first quarter, but in the middle two periods, the visiting Mounties outscored Coldwater 28-to-4. Kenzie Galloway was our McDonald’s Player of the Game for Coldwater with 7 points and 8 rebounds.
The non-conference loss dropped Coldwater’s record to 2-and-3 with their next game Friday night at Marshall.
In last night’s JV game, Northwest made it a sweep by nipping the Lady Cardinals 29-to-28. Coldwater rallied to pull within a point on Stacy Guzy’s triple with two seconds remaining but the Mounties held for the victory. Morgan Howard had 8 points while Breanna Eddy had a season-high 9 rebounds with the JV mark slipping to 3-and-2. There was no freshman game.
The Coldwater boy’s freshman team played last night at Fremont, Indiana and the visiting Cardinals returned home with a 31-to-22 victory over the Eagles. Brendan Spangler and Baylee Hoag had 8 points apiece for Coldwater while Austin Krzeminski had a team-high 7 rebounds.
In varsity boy’s hoops last night, Quincy was a winner at home over Springport 56-to-51. The Orioles held on for the victory after the Spartans trimmed the Quincy lead to only two points with 10 seconds remaining in the game. Nick Haberl scored a season-high 19 points for Quincy, including 15 in the first half which ended with the Orioles ahead 26-to-19. Ashton Diotte added 17 points while Michael Tesch led the way on the boards with 9 rebounds.
The win improved Quincy’s Big Eight record to 2-and-0 and 2-and-3 overall. The Orioles also won the JV contest 70-to-39 with 22 points for Jake Rider, 17 for Jacob Jodway and 15 for Michael Foehr.
Bronson lost at home to Climax-Scotts 61-to-36. The host Vikings fell behind 29-to-17 at the half and the Panthers doubled up Bronson 18-to-9 in the third quarter on their way to the 25-point victory. Jake Gallup had 8 points for the Vikings while Blake Fox had a team-high 8 rebounds. The defeat dropped Bronson’s record to 1-and-3.
Union City was a winner at home over Tekonsha 59-to-34 with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Emmet Fraley while Brady Johnson added 10 points for the Chargers, who improved to 3-and-1.
On tonight’s high school schedule, in girl’s basketball, Quincy is at Centreville while Union City is at Tekonsha. And in wrestling, Coldwater competes in a quad meet at Gull Lake, Quincy hosts Jonesville, and Union City has a tri-meet at home with Athens and Olivet.
Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s Bronson girl’s basketball coach Andy Hatt.
In middle school sports, last night in boy’s basketball, Coldwater won a pair of games in the season ending “A” team tournament at Marshall. The Cardinals defeated Gull Lake 34-to-26 in the eighth grade contest with 7 points and 6 rebounds for Sam DeMeester while Nick Aker added 6 points and 7 rebounds. The Cardinals will try to cap an undefeated season tomorrow night in the championship game against Springfield.
In the seventh grade contest, Coldwater defeated Marshall 36-to-16 with 13 points for Brady Beckhusen. In the “B” team tournament at Battle Creek Lakeview, the Coldwater eighth grade team lost to Gull Lake 31-to-24 with 11 points and 7 rebounds for Austin Butler.