COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in girls basketball, a tough night for Quincy on the road as they lose at Homer 66-to-19. Andrea Ferrin had nine points in the defeat as Quincy slips to 1-and-11 in the Big Eight and 2-and-13 overall. Also in the Big Eight, Union City fell at home 48-to-23 to arch-rival Athens with their record dropping to 3-and-13 overall and 2-and-10 in league play.
In reserve hoops action last night, the Coldwater boys teams split at home against Battle Creek Lakeview while in the girl’s games, it was a sweep for the host Spartans at Lakeview. The Coldwater boy’s junior varsity team beat Lakeview 58-to-44 with 20 points for Michael Magocs. Luke Beckhusen had 12 and Nate Waterbury added 11 for the Cardinals. Lakeview won the freshman game 50-to-35 with 9 points apiece for Brandon Lewis and Brendan Spangler. Lewis also pulled down 14 rebounds.
In the j-v girls game, Coldwater lost 39-to-22 with 7 points for Kendall Galloway. Lakeview won the freshman game by one point in overtime. Megan Hoath led Coldwater with 10 points and 8 rebounds.
Also last night in j-v girls basketball, Bronson lost at home to Mendon 29-to-19 with 4 points apiece for Alexa Ratkowski and Kirin Cekander and 11 rebounds for Ratkowski.
In gymnastics last night, Coldwater finished third in a tri-meet at Saline competing against the conference leaders. Coldwater scored 125.025 points with Adrian second at 129.775 and the host Hornets in first place at 136.025. In spite of the loss, some of Coldwater’s gymnasts earned personal bests and individual qualifiers, as well as improving skills and routines on their trek towards Regionals. In the vault, Amanda Daoud led the team by tying her personal best at 8.65. On the uneven bars, Kylie Dudek placed first for the entire competition with her mark of 8.85.
Next on the floor exercise, five straight Coldwater gymnasts posted personal bests on the event and all the girls earned a season or personal record. The team tally reflected their big numbers with the second highest event score of the season. Maddy Hedstrom and Brianne Hodge led off the streak with their personal bests. Darien Dyer managed to tie her best to keep the trend going. One of the highlights of the evening came from Kala Sperbeck as she earned her first ever floor qualifying score and a personal best at 8.2. Running with the momentum, Jenny Daoud nailed down her berth for the MHSAA post season with her final qualifying score. Becca Harmon followed her and posted a season best at 8.3 for her third qualifier.
Amanda Daoud finished the floor set with one more personal best at 8.175. Balance beam was the final event for Coldwater and Dudek paced the Lady Cardinals with an 8.0. For the all-around competition, Jenny Daoud placed 3rd against both Adrian and Saline while Becca Harmon placed 4th against both teams. Tomorrow, Coldwater is hosting several teams from around the state for their third annual Stick It For A Cure cancer awareness fund raising event. The competition gets underway with a march-in ceremony at 9:30AM. A silent auction will be held from 11AM-2PM.
On tonight’s high school schedule, in varsity boys and girls basketball, it’s Coldwater at Battle Creek Lakeview and we’ll have the boys game on the radio while streaming the audio on-line at wtvbam.com. The girls contest tips off at 5:45 with the boys set to start at 7:15. Our live broadcast on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 begins at seven o’clock. Also tonight in varsity boys and girls hoops, it’s Bronson at Mendon while in boy’s play only, it’s Quincy at Springport, Union City hosts Jonesville and Tekonsha hosts Litchfield.
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