UNDATED (WTVB) - It was a busy night on the hardwood, the first Friday of the high school boys basketball season and the second Friday for the girls.
Starting off in boys basketball, in a game you heard on the radio, Lakeview held off a pesky Coldwater squad 62-56 Lakeview enjoyed an 18-8 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back. Our McDonald's Player of the Game for Coldwater, junior Logan Targgart, led all scorers with 19 points; he also posted a double-double with 10 rebounds. Grant Maurer had 12 and Luke Stempien 11 as the Cardinals start out at 0-1 both in the SMAC East and overall. They play at Harper Creek Tuesday night.
Quincy posted a 72-24 blowout win at Reading as all but one Oriole player got into the scorebook. Jimmy King had a big night with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4 assists. Jake Ryder added 13 points, while Michael Tesch had 7 rebounds to lead the Orioles, who improve to 1-0 in the Big 8, 2-0 overall.
Springport used a 19-7 fourth quarter to pull out a 43-33 win at Union City. Darren Austin had 12 points, while Nick Austin and Colin Kreger had 7 apiece as the Chargers fall to 0-1 in the Big 8, 0-2 overall.
In girls basketball that we had on the radio last night, Lakeview outscored Coldwater in the second quarter 20-7 as the Spartans picked up a 46-31 win against the visiting Cardinals. Leading scorer Kenzie Galloway was held to 7 points; her younger sister Kendall had 6. Shelby Bowers came off the bench to score 5 points and pull down 4 boards, while Haley Reincke had 3 points and a team-high 5 rebounds in her reserve role; both Bowers and Reincke were named McDonald's Players of the game. Coldwater drops to 0-2 in the SMAC East, 1-2 overall, as they prepare to host defending league champion Harper Creek next Tuesday night.
Bronson dominated against visiting Cassopolis 50-17, as the Vikings held the Rangers to single-digit point totals in each quarter. Kinslea Blouin led Bronson with 12 points, while Liz Baker and Skyler Sobeski had 10 apiece. Kelsey Robinson had a team-high 6 boards as the Vikings improve to 3-1.
Quincy fell at Reading 42-23. Andrea Ferrin had 14 points and 6 rebounds to lead the Orioles, who drop to 0-1 in the Big 8, 0-4 overall.
Springport held Union City to single digits in every quarter as the Chargers fell to the visiting Spartans 55-21. Rachel Sutherland had a team-high 10 points as Union City drops to 0-1 in the Big 8, 2-3 overall.
On today's schedule, weather permitting, in wrestling, it's the annual Coldwater Classic, with Bronson among the teams competing, while Quincy and Union City travel to the Sturgis Invitational.