QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, last night’s cross county boys basketball state tournament battle we had on the radio between Bronson and Quincy went down to the wire with the host Orioles beating Bronson 46-to-44 in the Quincy Class-C district semi-finals. Quincy will now play for a district title on its home floor tomorrow night against Schoolcraft as the Eagles took last night’s opening semi-final game 50-to-34 over Reading.
The winning shot in Quincy’s victory over Bronson came with 2-seconds remaining on a drive down the lane by senior Jimmy King, who scored 9 of his team’s 11 points in the fourth quarter. The Vikings quickly called a time out after King’s basket but Bronson never got off another play as their in-bounds length of the court pass hit the rafters and the Orioles regained possession, letting the final 1.9 seconds expire for a win that improved their record to 11-and-11. King finished with a game-high 20 points and was our McDonald’s Player of the Game for Quincy. For Bronson, that honor went to sophomore Sean Kenny, who had 12 points as did Jake Gallup. Also in double figures for the Vikings was Eric Toledo with 10 points while Mark Robinson had a team-high 10 rebounds along with 7 points. Bronson’s final record on the season was 3-and-18.
The district championship contest between Quincy and Schoolcraft tips off tomorrow night at 7:30 and we’ll have the action on the radio and streaming on-line at wtvbam.com. Our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 starts with our pre-game show at seven o’clock.
In Michigan girl’s high school basketball, the second week of March Magic finishes up tonight when regional championships will be decided including the Bronson Class-C regional where Hartford and Niles Brandywine will matchup with the game beginning at six o’clock. Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s our final look at Union City boys basketball with coach Ben Chard. HH