HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Sturgis 45, (at) Coldwater 33w: Old rivals Coldwater and Sturgis played a physical, low-scoring contest reminiscent of past tilts from years gone by. The Trojans came out on top over the Cardinals 45-33 to sweep the season series. At the half, Sturgis had just a 13-7 lead over ColdwaterSturgis’s Chance Stewart led all scorers with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Patrick Haas had 10; for most of the game, they were the Sturgis offense. Clark Borden, our McDonald’s Player of the Game, led Coldwater with 10, while Jordan Eddy had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Coldwater closes the regular season at 7-13 overall, 2-12 in the SMAC East; they won’t return to action until next Monday, March 4, in the Class A District opener at Battle Creek Central.
Centreville 50, (at) Bronson 47: Centreville used a 19-12 4th quarter to edge Bronson 50-47. Jordan Alger had a team-high 11 points for the Vikings, who fall to 3-15 overall, 1-5 in the St. Joe Valley.
Union City 49, (at) Quincy 48: A Brady Johnson bucket with under 9 seconds left lifted Union City to a 49-48 win at Quincy, spoiling the Orioles’ Hall of Fame Night. Emmett Fraley led the Chargers with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Johnson finished 10; they improve to 12-6 overall, 9-4 in the Big 8. For Quincy, who fall to 8-11 overall, 5-8 in the Big 8, Ashton Diotte had a team-high 18 points, while Michael Tesch added 13.
(at) Jackson Christian 62, Tekonsha 53: Tekonsha fell at Jackson Christian 62-53 despite 18 points from Riley Loyd and 14 from Jared Coney.
HS GIRLS BASKETBALL
(at) Coldwater 35, Sturgis 24: The 2012-13 girls basketball regular season came to a conclusion last night, with Districts beginning on Monday. Coldwater finished with back-to-back wins for the first time this season, following up their 15-point win against Quincy on Monday with a 35-24 win against Sturgis. The Cardinals led at the half 13-9 and outscored the Trojans the rest of the way 22-15. For the second straight game, Jordan Shiery was our McDonald’s Player of the Game; she had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while Meghan Schorfhaar added 6 points. Coldwater closes the regular season at 7-13 overall, 4-10 in the SMAC East; they open up play in the Class A Battle Creek Central District on Monday with a game at Mason.
(at) Bronson 45, Centreville 18: Bronson dominated in their regular season finale, leading visiting Centreville 24-5 at halftime and cruising to a 45-18 win over the Bulldogs. Amberly Bercaw led the balanced Viking attack with 8 points, while Skyler Sobeski and Mallorie Bassage had 6 apiece. Bronson finished its regular season with a 12-8 overall record, 4-2 in the St. Joe Valley. They await either Centreville or Union City next Wednesday in the semifinals of the Class C Centreville District.
HS WRESTLING – MHSAA DIVISION 4 TEAM QUARTERFINALS
Bronson 28, Sand Creek 22: The MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals kicked off yesterday at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek with the quarterfinal round, and Bronson advanced to today’s semifinals with a 28-22 victory over Sand Creek. Hunter Machus had the only pinfall victory for the Vikings; winning by decision were Jake Littlefield, Kahle Scheenks, Humberto Martinez, Joseff Albarran, Brandon Losinski, and Leo Mora, while Brett Burtrum won by major decision. Bronson improves to 22-0 in dual competition and will take on 4-time defending champion Hudson this morning at 11:45 in one of the semifinal matches. New Lothrup and Hesperia will square off in the other semifinal. The championship match is set for 4 this afternoon.
HS BOWLING – MHSAA DIVISION 2 TEAM REGIONALS
Coldwater’s boys and girls bowling teams placed 5th in the MHSAA Division 2 Team Regionals at Kalamazoo’s Continental Lanes. The top 3 teams advance to next weekend’s finals. Coldwater’s boys finished with a team total of 3828, reflecting 6 Baker games and 3 sets of singles matches. The Cardinal girls had a team score of 3195. Coldwater returns to Continental Lanes today for Singles Regional competition.