UNION CITY, MI (WTVB) - In high school sports last night, there was just one varsity event on the local scene and it was a Branch County girls basketball Big Eight Conference matchup with Quincy pulling out a 42-to-35 win at Union City. The halftime edge went to Quincy 19-to-18 and they were able to take a 31-to-26 lead into the final period before posting the seven point victory and a sweep of the season series with Union City. Katie Santi had 18 points in the win while Andrea Ferrin added 11 as the Lady Orioles improved to 3-and-14 overall and 2-and-11 in conference play. Union City is now also 2-and-11 in the league and 4-and-13 overall.
Last night’s reserve hoops action included Coldwater’s boys and girls teams being swept by Gull Lake. In the boy’s contests at Gull Lake, the Cardinals dropped the j-v game 51-to-46 with 16 points for Nate Waterbury and 10 for Luke Beckhusen. The freshman game went into double overtime before Coldwater lost 45-to-39 with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Brendan Spangler. The Coldwater girl’s j-v team lost at home to Gull Lake 66-to-35 with 14 points and 11 rebounds for Morgan Howard. In the freshman setback to the Blue Devils, Megan Hoath led Coldwater with 16 points.
Also last night, the Bronson girl’s j-v team lost at Niles-Brandywine 48-to-29 with 7 points and 7 rebounds for Kelsey Robinson.
Tonight’s high school schedule includes Coldwater varsity boys and girls basketball at home against Gull Lake and we’ll have the doubleheader on the radio and also stream the audio on-line at wtvbam.com. Our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 begins around 5:30 following the Evening Journal with the girl’s game tipping off at 5:45 and the boy’s action scheduled to start at 7:15. Also tonight in boys and girls basketball, Bronson plays at home against Niles-Brandywine while in boy’s play only it’s Quincy at Athens and Union City hosts Homer. And in a doubleheader at Tekonsha, in boys and girls hoops, the Indians take on Burr Oak.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater boy’s basketball with assistant coach Kevin Sheppard.