QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, there was a county matchup last night in girls basketball with Bronson winning 36-18 at Quincy. The visiting Lady Vikings led 8-0 at the end of the first quarter and were up 17-5 at the half on their way to an 18 point victory. Kinslea Blouin had 12 points and 7 rebounds for Bronson, which improved to 2-and-1. Gaby Masson had 5 points for Quincy, which slips to 0-and-3.
Monday night in gymnastics, Coldwater’s second meet of the season ended with the Lady Cardinals losing on the road against Jackson Lumen Christi 131.925 to 116.175. Despite the defeat, Coldwater improved by six points over their season opening victory total last week at Adrian. In last night’s first event on the uneven bars, Becca Harmon led Coldwater with a fifth place finish with a score of 6.3. The Lady Cardinals had their highest scoring event at vault with 33.15 points with five Coldwater gymnasts earning regional qualifying scores led by an impressive performance from Jenny Daoud at 8.55, which earned her fifth place. The other qualifying scores came Harmon, Amanda Daoud, Darien Dyer and Britney Peet. On the floor exercise, Amanda Daoud led the team with a 7.55 effort. In the final event on the balance beam, the Lady Cardinals followed up last week’s five stuck routines with an impressive six stuck routines last night. Coldwater’s team total of 31.75 was more than two points better than their opening meet and they collected five individual qualifying scores. Jenny Daoud placed third posting a solid 8.35, followed by a fifth place finish from Amanda at 8.2. Also earning qualifiers were Peet and Harmon while Shelby Kahler paced the JV competition with a tie for first and an individual qualifier at 7.5. For the all-around competition, Amanda Daoud finished sixth, Jenny Daoud seventh and Harmon was 8th. Kahler won the JV competition with each of them improving at least a full point over their first outing.
In the JV team competition, Coldwater beat Lumen by a margin of 34 points. Tomorrow night, Coldwater hosts a conference meet against Saline with their home opener also the Jillian Crist Memorial with the team accepting food pantry offerings as well as donations to the Jillian Crist scholarship fund to honor their former teammate.
The Branch County boys basketball season tips-off tonight with 3 games and they’re all home contests for the county teams with Quincy against Centreville, Bronson takes on Homer and it’s Union City vs. Colon. The Coldwater boys season begins on Friday at Battle Creek Lakeview. The Coldwater girls team also plays Friday at Lakeview and we’ll have doubleheader action on the radio beginning with our coverage of the girls game at 5:30 pm.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Quincy wrestling coach Jeff Wilkins.
Yesterday in middle school sports, in boys basketball, Coldwater split its 4 games with Battle Creek Lakeview. In the eighth grade action at Lakeview, Coldwater won the “A” game 41-29 with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Brady Beckhusen. Lakeview took the “B” game 36-23 with 6 points apiece for Adam Bailey and Ethan Wiley. Bailey added 7 rebounds and Jacob Knaack had 3 steals. In seventh grade contests in Coldwater, the Cardinals dropped the “A” game with Lakeview winning 37-33. Ryan Murphy had 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals for Coldwater while Gage McGuire added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Coldwater won the “B” game 31-24 with 9 points for Kaleb Fox while Mohammed Salem had 8 points and 11 steals and Tyler Scherer added 7 rebounds and 4 blocked shots along with 6 points. Also yesterday, Bronson swept a pair of games at home over Battle Creek St. Philip. The Vikings won the eighth grade contest 41-20 with 9 points apiece for Ethan Cossairt and Courtney Salesman. In the seventh grade game, Bronson beat St. Philip 22-20 with Hudson Wotta scoring the winning basket at the buzzer. Brett Sikorski led the Vikings with 6 points.