QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, there was girls basketball for Quincy and Union City and both teams went down to defeat in Big Eight Conference action. Quincy suffered a tough loss at home to Jonesville as the visiting Comets scored in the closing seconds for a 39-to-38 victory. The host Lady Orioles trailed 23-to-17 at halftime but cut the deficit to one point at 31-to-30 heading into the final quarter. Katie Santi led Quincy with 12 points while Sarah Ward had a team-high 14 rebounds to go along with her 8 points. Quincy slips to 1-and-6 in conference play and 2-and-8 overall.
Union City was doubled up at Springport 52-to-26. The host Spartans sprinted out to a 21-to-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and it was too much for Union City to overcome as their record slips to 1-and-6 in the league and 2-and-9 overall.
In reserve boys and girls hoops last night, it was a 4 game sweep for Coldwater over Sturgis. The boys played in Coldwater where the Cardinal j-v team beat the Trojans 44-to-23 with 12 points for Michael Magocs. And Coldwater won the freshman game 41-to-9 with 12 points for Brendan Spangler.
In the girl’s action at Sturgis, the Lady Cardinals took the j-v contest 29-to-21 with 9 points and 6 steals for Breanna Eddy. And Coldwater beat the Sturgis freshmen 37-to-8. Kyleigh Scheidler and Gabby Milnes had 8 points apiece while Gabby Seiler pulled down 10 rebounds.
On tonight’s high school schedule, in boys and girls varsity basketball, it’s Coldwater at Sturgis. We’ll have the boys game on the radio with our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 beginning at 7 o’clock when we’ll also be 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.
Elsewhere tonight, in boys play only, it’s Quincy at home against Athens while Union City is at Homer.
Tekonsha’s boys and girls teams play at home against Jackson Christian.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater boy’s basketball coach Brien Kelly.
Yesterday in middle school sports, in girl’s basketball, Bronson opened their season with a pair of losses to Jonesville. The Comets won the eighth grade game 35-to-30. Jill Pyles had 10 points and 7 rebounds for Bronson. And Jonesville won the seventh grade game 31-to-14. Adyson Lasky had 10 points for Bronson with 6 rebounds for Alyssa Hagen.