COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, last night in varsity boys and girls basketball, there was SMAC East action in Coldwater that we had on the radio as the Cardinals hosted the Gull Lake Blue Devils and the visitors made it a sweep on the night with Gull Lake winning the boys game 53-31 while the Blue Devils defeated the Lady Cardinals 63-22. Neither team in the boys game shot very well but Coldwater struggled the most, making only 10-of-54 attempts from the field. Still, the Cardinals were within striking distance in the second half before Gull Lake outscored Coldwater 19-7 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the victory. Logan Targgart and Luke Stempien had seven points apiece for the Cardinals and Targgart was our McDonalds Player of the Game for Coldwater. The defeat dropped the Cardinals record to 0-and-3 after starting the season with 3 conference contests while Gull Lake improved to 4-and-0.
In the girls matchup last night, the Blue Devils seemingly couldn’t miss in the first half, which ended with Coldwater trailing 44-18 and Gull Lake kept it going in the second half to post a 41-point victory. Kenzie Galloway had a team-high 12 points and was our McDonalds Player of the Game for Coldwater. The loss left the Lady Cardinals record at 1-4 overall and 0-and-4 in conference play. The Coldwater boys and girls teams return to action next Friday at home for the opening round of their annual Holiday Hoops tournament.
Elsewhere last night, in a girls only Branch County Big Eight Conference encounter, Union City was a winner at home over Quincy 47-28. Union City was ahead 26-18 at the break and then held Quincy to only 2 points in the third quarter to take total command of the contest. Haley Harty had a game-high 15 points in the win while Gaby Masson had 8 points for Quincy, which is still searching for its first victory after 6 games. Union City improved to 3-and-4 overall and 1-and-2 in the conference.
In another girls game last night, Tekonsha lost at home to Waldron 63-12. Tonight, the Tekonsha boys team plays at home against Union City. Also on the high school schedule, there’s wrestling with Quincy travelling today for a tournament at Michigan Center.