BRONSON, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in boy’s and girl’s basketball, Bronson lost at Athens. The host Indians won the boy’s contest 49-to-27. Mark Robinson had 8 points for the Vikings, who are now 1-and-4.
In the girl’s game, it was Athens over Bronson 49-to-27. The Lady Vikings were held to single digit scoring in every quarter as Athens was ahead 27-to-12 at the half and the Indians took a 41-to-21 lead into the fourth quarter. Grace Pyles and Skyler Sobeski had six points apiece for Bronson, which slips to 4-and-3.
In freshman girl’s hoops last night, Coldwater lost at Three Rivers 30-to-28 with 13 points for Megan Hoath while Gabby Milnes pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.
Last night, in gymnastics, Coldwater traveled to Adrian for their first conference matchup of the season and the host Maples defeated Coldwater 123.875 to 117.55. The meet opened on the uneven bars and Becca Harmon made her debut for the Lady Cardinals and tied teammate Jenny Daoud with a 4th place finish and a 6.5 score. Close behind in 5th place was freshman Amanda Daoud at 6.25 with her highest score of the season. Coldwater then put together its best showing of the evening on the vault, collecting five qualifiers while beating Adrian in the event. Leading the way was senior Sierra Crist in 2nd place at 8.3. Jenny Daoud picked up a third place finish with an 8.2, followed by Harmon, who earned her first qualifier at 8.15. Darby Kahler and Amanda Daoud also earned the minimum regional mark and each only need one more to secure their spots in the post season. The floor exercise was next and collecting her 3rd straight regional mark was Kahler while earning her first ever qualifier in the floor exercise was Amanda Daoud at 7.85, good enough for 5th place. The competition finished on the balance beam and Jenny Daoud posted a regional score of 7.4 and took 4th place. In the all around competition, Jenny Daoud finished third while sister Amanda Daoud claimed fourth place. Coldwater will travel to Rockford in the new year on January Fifth for their first invitational of the season.
On tonight’s high school schedule, in varsity boy’s and girl’s basketball, it’s Coldwater vs. Marshall with the boy’s action in Coldwater while the Redhawks will host the girl’s contest in Marshall. We’ll have the boy’s game on the radio with our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 beginning at seven o’clock when we’ll also stream the audio on our website at wtvbam.com. The tip-off is set for 7:15 following the j-v and freshman games with the freshmen getting things started at 4:15. And tonight in girl’s basketball, Union City plays at home against Homer.
Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s Coldwater boy’s basketball coach Brien Kelly.
In middle school sports yesterday, in boy’s basketball, in season ending play at the “B” team tournament at Battle Creek Lakeview, the Coldwater eighth grade team finished with an 8-and-4 record after losing to Springfield 27-to-22 with six points for Austin Butler. In the “A” team tournament at Marshall, last night’s eighth grade title game between Coldwater and Springfield was called off as part of the cancellation of all activities last night and classes today for schools throughout the Battle Creek area. This game won’t be made up and the undefeated Coldwater team was declared co-champions of the tournament with Springfield. In Thursday night's 7th grade A basketball game the Cardinals defeated Marshall 46-37. Leading the way was Brady Beckhusen with 20 points and Ryan Gibson with 8 points.