COLDWATER,MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in boys and girls basketball, Coldwater went down to defeat at Sturgis. In the boy’s game that we had on the radio, Coldwater fell behind early and the deficit was too much for the Cardinals to overcome with Sturgis winning 58-to-42. The host Trojans took command in the first half, which ended with the Cardinals trailing 30-to-8. Sturgis led by as many as 25 points early in the fourth quarter before finishing off the 16 point victory. Ryan Mock
Jordan Eddy had 10 points apiece for the Cardinals and Mock was our McDonald’s Player of the Game for Coldwater. The loss dropped Coldwater’s record to 5-and-6 while Sturgis improved to 5-and-7. The Cardinals return to action Tuesday with a Branch County matchup on the road against the Union City Chargers.
In last night’s girl’s game, it was a close one with 5 lead changes and 4 ties but Sturgis found a way to beat Coldwater 36-to-32. The visiting Lady Cardinals trailed 16-to-14 at the break and Sturgis had a 21-to-20 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Jordan Shiery had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds for Coldwater, which falls to 4-and-8. Their next game is Friday at Harper Creek.
Turning to Big Eight Conference boys basketball, Quincy rallied at home to defeat Athens in overtime 69-to-62. The Orioles faced an 11-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter before securing the comeback victory. Ashton Diotte had 20 points, Jimmy King 19 along with 6 assists and Collin Palmer added 14 points for Quincy. The Orioles improve to 3-and-2 in the conference and 5-and-5 overall. Union City suffered its first league loss of the season as the Chargers fell 63-to-48 at Homer. The host Trojans trailed 11-to-9 at the end of the first period but took over in the second quarter when they outscored Union City 21-to-6. Josh Holton had a game-high 20 points for the Chargers, who slide to 4-and-1 in league play and 7-and-2 overall. Homer also won the j-v game 59-to-22. Jalen Boes led Union City with 8 points. And last night in boys and girls hoops, Tekonsha lost at home to Jackson Christian. The boy’s game went into overtime before the Indians went down to defeat 56-to-51 with 19 points for Jared Coney. Jackson Christian won the girl’s game in another close contest 43-to-42.
On today’s high schedule, in wresting, Coldwater and Union City are at Quincy for the Shawn Cockrell Memorial Tournament while at Bronson, it’s the Clark Walker Invitational.