COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, last night in varsity girls basketball, Quincy and Union City wrapped up regular season play with losses on the road. Quincy fell to Homer 52-12. Andrea Ferrin had 4 points and Kayti Hawkins had 7 rebounds. And Jonesville beat Union City 45-31 with 9 points for Haley Harty. Quincy and Union City will begin the second season next week at the Mendon Class C District.
In reserve boys and girls hoops last night, it was Coldwater vs. Battle Creek Central. In the boys action at Battle Creek, the Bearcats took both games. Coldwater lost the j-v contest 58-29 with 14 points for Austin Krzeminski. The Cardinals dropped the freshman game 73-43 with 10 points apiece for Collin Torrey and Zack Murphy. In the girls j-v game in Coldwater, the Lady Cardinals beat Central 52-15 with 11 points for Breanna Eddy and ten points apiece for Payton Watson and Megan Hoath. The season ending victory improved their record to 15-5. There was no freshman girls game.
Thursday night in gymnastics, Coldwater finished their regular season with a win at home over Jackson High on Seniors and Parent’s Night. The Lady Cardinals swept all four events to defeat the Vikings 121.35 to 111.1. Sturgis had a single competitor with Alea Penner claiming first place in each event. On the vault, Jenny Daoud led Coldwater, placing third. On the uneven bars and balance beam, Ellie Ohm and Becca Harmon took the top two spots against Jackson High. Ohm earned her final qualifying score on the beam to advance in all events for the post season. Finally, on the floor exercise, Ohm and Jennifer Daoud went back to back first and second against Jackson. In the all-around, Ohm finished second, Harmon fourth and Kala Sperbeck sixth. Coldwater will travel to Rockford a week from tomorrow for the MHSAA Regionals.
Tonight in high school sports, the boys and girls varsity basketball schedule includes Coldwater at home against Battle Creek Central and we’ll have both games on the radio with our live coverage starting with the girls contest following the Evening Journal at 5:30. The tip-off is set for 5:45 with the boys to follow at around 7:15. Also, Bronson’s boys and girls teams play at Mendon. And in boy’s action only, in the Big 8, it’s a first place showdown game for Quincy with the Orioles at Homer while Union City is at Jonesville. And in boys and girls varsity bowling, Coldwater competes today in the Division Two team Regionals at Continental Lanes in Kalamazoo, where the singles Regionals are on tap for tomorrow.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater boys basketball coach Brien Kelly.
In middle school sports, yesterday in girls basketball, Coldwater split with Battle Creek Lakeview with the Lady Cardinals winning the 7th grade games at Lakeview while the visiting Spartans swept the 8th grade contests in Coldwater. In the 8th grade “A” game, Lakeview won 27-21 with 6 points for Jamie Wellet. Coldwater dropped the “B” game 28-14 with 6 points and 7 rebounds for Faith Scott. In the 7th grade “A” game, Coldwater beat Lakeview 28-24 with 14 points for Malorie Rzepka. And they won the “B” game 19-16 with 6 points for Molly Smith. Also yesterday, Bronson swept to victory at Battle Creek St. Philip. They won the 8th grade game 31-7 with 13 points for Adyson Lasky and 9 rebounds for Kiana Mayer. And the Lady Vikings beat the Tigers in the 7th grade game 46-10 with 14 points for Ashton Wronikowski and 10 for Paris Outwater.