COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, the boys basketball season tipped off last night with a trio of home games including a win for Quincy with losses for Bronson and Union City. The boys season opener for Coldwater is Friday night at Battle Creek Lakeview. The Quincy victory featured five players scoring in double figures with the Orioles defeating Centreville 75-62. Quincy had a twenty point lead at the half 43-23 on their way to the 13-point decision over the Bulldogs. Michael Tesch had a double-double for Quincy with 18 points and 12 rebounds and he also had 4 blocks. Jimmy King had 17 points along with 5 assists and 3 steals. Also for the Orioles, Logan Miller and Jake Rider had 11 points apiece and Nick Haberl had 10 points. Quincy begins Big Eight Conference play Friday night at Reading.
At Bronson, the Vikings couldn’t catch up after Homer took a 23-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and the visiting Trojans went on to post a 67-46 victory. Jordan Alger had 14 points for Bronson, which returns to action Monday at Athens.
Union City started off with a 60-to-45 loss to Colon. The Chargers look to get their first win Friday in their conference opener at home against Springport. Also last night, Tekonsha was a winner at Marshall Academy 35-33 with 15 points for Riley Lloyd.
In girl’s basketball, in freshmen action last night, Coldwater was a winner at home over Pennfield 43-27. Megan Lippert had 18 points while Allison Butler added 9 points and 20 rebounds.
Tonight in high school sports, in gymnastics, Coldwater has their home opener at six o’clock against conference opponent Saline and it’s also the Jillian Crist Memorial meet with the team accepting food pantry offerings in addition to donations for the Jillian Crist scholarship fund to honor their former teammate. In wrestling, Coldwater and Union City compete in a quad meet at Mendon while Bronson opens its season at home with a quad meet. And in girls basketball, Union City has a home game against Tekonsha.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Bronson girls basketball coach Andy Hatt.