Gull Lake held off Lakeview, 32-29, in a game dominated by defense in this Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference East Division girls’ basketball game at Lakeview High School on Friday.
The game was tied at 29-29 with 2:15 left in the contest, but Lakeview would not score again.
Gull Lake’s Alexis Ahlert hit a shot with 1:37 to give the Blue Devils a lead they would not give up to go up 31-29 with 1:37 remaining.
“It’s always a battle with Lakeview. The Lakeview kids did a good job of disrupting what we want to do,” Gull Lake coach Mike Balcom said.
“But it’s nice to win a grind-it-out game like this and get a win on the road against a good team.”
Gull Lake improves to 3-1 on the season with Jori Fell leading the way with 12 points as Ahlert added 10.
Lakeview falls to 2-1 on the year with Brittney Kimball getting 12 points to lead the way as Casey Looper added eight points and 11 rebounds.
St. Philip 65, (at) Camden-Frontier 50: The Tigers are now 2-0 on the season, with Emily Freybler leading the way against C-F with 26 points and three steals. Also, Natalie Gallagher had 14 points and three steals, Megan Gordon had nine points and four steals, and Jaclyn Behnke had six points and seven rebounds.
Harper Creek 42, (at) Coldwater 24: Eleven Beavers scored in the win, led by Schae Brandt with nine points. Also for the Beavers (2-1, 1-1 SMAC East), Jozlin Johnson had five points and five assists, Bri Burritt had five points and four steals and Nicole Gilbert had five rebounds.
Marshall 45, (at) Battle Creek Central 33: Marshall’s Tierra Orban scored a game-high 17 points to go with four assists and two steals in the road win. Also for the Redhawks (2-1, 2-0 SMAC East), Sarah Huffman had 12 points and eight rebounds and Logan Kiessling pulled down seven rebounds. BCC (0-3, 0-2 SMAC East) was led by Kayla Freeman with 13 points, while Madisson Jackson added seven points.
(At) Parchment 56, Pennfield 45: Kaitlyn Wilkey had 16 points, six rebounds and a steal, but the visiting Panthers lost and saw their overall and KVA mark drop to 1-1. Also for Pennfield, Shelby Miller had eight points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals; Baylee Shelton had eight points, nine rebounds and two assists; and Armani Anderson had eight points and 10 boards.
(At) Athens 37, Reading 31: Junior point guard Allysha Beal delivered 15 points as the host Indians improved to 3-0 by prevailing in their Big Eight opener. Allison Fuller added eight points for Athens, and Chantel Davenport had 10 rebounds. Reading is now 1-2, 0-1.
(At) Climax-Scotts 61, Colon 7: The host Panthers improved to 2-1, with Destiny Froberg leading the way in the SCAA tilt with 21 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and five steals. Also for C-S, Stephanie Cochran had 16 points and four steals; Fallon Froberg had 10 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists; and Anna Lodes had six points, four rebounds and three steals. Colon (1-1) received four points and three rebounds from Skyler Harvey, three points from Shaunta Adams and 16 rebounds from Makayla Craun.
Litchfield 54, (at) Bellevue 40: Kayla Sommers delivered 23 points and 12 rebounds in Bellevue’s SCAA home loss. The Broncos are now 1-3 overall on the season.
Olivet 63, (at) Constantine 12: The Eagles rolled to this KVA triumph, improving to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the league. Hayley Walkowski had 14 points and five rebounds for Olivet, and Allison Kirk had 12 points and five boards. Constantine is 0-3, 0-2.
(At) G-A 35, K-Hackett 25: Noelle Mejeur had 14 points, five rebounds and four steals as Galesburg-Augusta improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the KVA. Also for the Rams, Kathryn Dooley had eight points and five rebounds, and Kati Thompson and Sami Schab had five boards apiece.
(At) Union City 49, Jonesville 37: Brooke Johnson scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Chargers won their first game of the season against two losses and now sit at 1-0 in the Big Eight. Also for Union City, Rachel Sutherland had 11 points, Brittany Keller had 10, and Marissa Mead had eight points, six assists and three steals.
(At) Delton Kellogg 52, Maple Valley 30: Rachel Parker had 13 points and six steals as the Panthers improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Kalamazoo Valley Association. Kristen Mohn added 10 points and six rebounds for Delton Kellogg, and guard Brooke Martin had seven points and seven boards. Maple Valley (0-3, 0-2) was paced by Olivia Ricketts’ seven points in the Lions’ setback.
(At) Bronson 63, White Pigeon 22: Kylei Rathkowski led a balanced Vikings’ scoring attack with 15 points as Bronson got this St. Joe Valley win. Skyler Sobeski had eight points for the Vikings, Kinslea Blouin netted seven, Sarah Morgan had nine rebounds and Amberly Bercaw dished out seven assists.