QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, last night in boys basketball at Quincy, the Orioles couldn’t hold off Homer’s fourth quarter comeback as the Trojans rallied for a 66-62 victory. The win kept Homer undefeated on the season at 8-0 and improved their Big Eight record to 5-0 while dealing Quincy their first league loss with the Orioles slipping to 4-1 in the conference and 6-2 overall. Quincy led 31-24 at halftime and they were still ahead 48-43 after three quarters before Homer prevailed with a 23-14 edge in the final period, when they were 9-for-12 from the free throw line. Nick Haberl had a team-high 14 points for the Orioles with 13 for Jake Rider and 11 for Jimmy King. Michael Tesch added 9 points and 10 rebounds. Quincy’s next game is Tuesday at home against cross-county rival Bronson.
Coldwater Pansophia Academy won 57-44 last night at Battle Creek Academy.
Yesterday’s snowy weather and slippery roads prompted a number of sports cancellations including all of the Coldwater reserve basketball games and bowling matches.
On tonight’s high school schedule, in varsity boys and girls basketball, it’s Coldwater at Battle Creek Central and we’ll have both games on the radio with our live coverage starting at 5:30 beginning with the girls action followed by the boys contest at around 7:15. We’ll also be streaming the audio on-line at wtvbam.com. Elsewhere in boys and girls hoops tonight, it’s Bronson at White Pigeon while in girl’s play only, Quincy hosts Homer and Union City hosts Jonesville. And Tekonsha’s boys team has a home game against Jackson Christian.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater boys basketball coach Brien Kelly.
In middle school sports, last night in girls basketball, Bronson split a pair of games at home with Homer. The visiting Trojans won the eighth grade contest 35-19. Adyson Lasky had 7 points for Bronson while Payton Robinson and Meghan Vaughn had 8 rebounds apiece. Bronson took the 7th grade game 23-21 with 8 points for Jolie Smoker.