Quincy, MI (WTVB) -In Branch County high school sports last night, in boy’s basketball, Quincy lost on the road to Homer 66-to-48. The visiting Orioles led 23-to-22 at the break but the Trojans owned the second half, outscoring Quincy 44-to-25 to pull away for an 18-point victory. Ashton Diotte led the Orioles with 18 points while Jimmy King and Michael Tesch had 9 points apiece with 8 rebounds for Tesch. Quincy slips to 2-and-1 in the Big Eight and 4-and-4 overall.
Also in the Big Eight, Union City was a winner at home over arch-rival Athens 41-to-34 with the Chargers improving to 3-and-0 in league play and 5-and-1 overall. And Tekonsha lost at home last night to Colon 73-to-39. There was plenty of reserve hoops action last night including Coldwater taking on Gull Lake. In the boy’s games at Coldwater, in the j-v contest, the Cardinals’ comeback came up short as Gull Lake posted a 46-to-45 victory.
The visiting Blue Devils led 21-to-4 at the end of the first quarter but barely hung for the win. Nate Waterbury led Coldwater with 12 points. The Coldwater freshmen beat Gull Lake 33-to-28 with 14 points for Austin Krzmenski.
The Blue Devils swept the girls’ games, winning the j-v contest 59-to-26. Breanna Eddy had 8 points for Coldwater. And the Lady Cardinals dropped the freshman game in overtime 21-to-18 with 6 points for Katie Stanton.
In a boys’ j-v game at Union City, the Chargers beat Athens 48-to-12. Colin Kreger had 13 points while Jalen Boes added 11 for Union City. And in a girls’ j-v game at Bronson, the Lady Vikings beat Centreville 37-to-26 with 8 points for Makayla Sikorski and 7 points and 13 rebounds for Kirin Cekander.
Last night in gymnastics, Coldwater traveled to Sturgis for a dual meet and the visiting Cardinals lost to the Trojans 134.65 to 119.5. Highlights of the night were a season high team score for Coldwater on the vault along with a total of eight individual qualifying scores.
Collecting personal bests on the event were Jenny Daoud who was second with an 8.75, Darby Kahler, who was third at 8.7, and Amanda Daoud, fourth at 8.5. For Amanda, it was her fourth and final qualifying score to secure her spot at regionals.
Earning a season best was Becca Harmon at 8.3. Also posting qualifier scores were Britney Peet, Alex Koch, Darien Dyer and Makayla Woodman. Coldwater, which slips to 1-and-2 in the conference, returns to action Tuesday at home for a league meet with Saline.
Tonight’s high school schedule includes Coldwater boys and girls basketball with the Cardinals at Gull Lake. We’ll have the boy’s action on the radio with our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 beginning at 7 o’clock with the tip off scheduled for 7:15.
The girls contest begins at 5:45. We’ll also be streaming the audio of our broadcast of the boy’s game at wtvbam.com. Elsewhere tonight in boys and girls hoops, Bronson plays at Centreville while in girls action only, it’s Union City at Quincy.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater boys basketball coach Brien Kelly.