Harper Creek slowed the game down and outlasted Lakeview to win 33-29 in this Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference East Division girls’ basketball contest at Harper Creek High School on Friday.
The Beavers earned a win over their city rival by holding the Spartans to just seven points in the second half as Harper Creek was patient and played good defense.
“It was a grind-it-out kind of game tonight,” Harper Creek coach Matt Ellenwood said. “Sometimes you can tell early if your offense isn’t going to be there and it didn’t look like we were going to be able to score a lot of points tonight. So we played a more defensive game and we tried to shorten the game a little.”
Harper Creek led 24-22 at halftime and Lakeview’s defense played well in the second half also, holding the Beavers to just nine points after intermission. But Harper Creek scored just enough to improve to 4-1 on the season.
Brianne Burritt led the way with 16 points for Harper Creek with Olivia Leson chipping in five points and five rebounds.
Lakeview (3-2) was led by Casey Looper with 11 points and nine rebounds with Brittany Kimball getting five points and seven rebounds.
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(At) St. Philip 59, Waldron 34: Megan Gordon scored 10 points to go with three steals in helping St. Philip stay unbeaten. Also for the Tigers (3-0, 3-0), Natalie Gallagher had nine points, four rebounds and four assists, while Maria Dechant and Rachel Gallagher had eight points apiece.
(AT) Pennfield 54, Galesburg-Augusta 46: Shelby Miller poured in 20 points to go with four steals and three assists to lead Pennfield to this KVA win and to a 3-2 record on the season. Amani Anderson added 11 points and seven rebounds wtih Kaitlyn Wilkey getting 10 points and Alexa Stephenson chipping in seven points and five rebounds.
(AT) Gull Lake 72, BCC 30: Gull Lake was led in scoring by Hadlee Hoeksema with 17 points. Kelsey Bauer and Alexis Ahlert both added 11. Battle Creek Central’s Ka-Leah Ryan had 10 points.
(At) Marshall 61, Sturgis 22: Marshall’s Tierra Orban had 13 points, five rebounds, five assist and four steals in the blowout win. Also for the Redhawks (4-1, 3-0) Sarah Huffman and Katie Jarvis had 11 points apiece, while Logan Kiessling had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Climax-Scotts 49, (at) Pittsford 38: Stephanie Cochran had 18 points, including five 3-pointers, to go with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in the win for Climax-Scotts. Also for the Panthers (3-2, 3-0), Fallon Froberg had 14 points, 10 rebounds and one steal; Destiny Froberg had seven points, five rebounds, five assists and Anna Lodes had six rebounds and seven steals.
Mendon 56, (at) Bronson 34: Amberly Bercaw finished with nine points in the loss for Bronson. Also for the Vikings, Skyler Sobeski had seven points.
(At) Athens 52, Springport 48: Audrey Oswalt had 14 points and nine rebounds in the win for Athens. Also for Indians (5-0, 3-0), Chantel Davenport had 13 points and five rebounds, Allysha Beal had 11 points and Valerie Rubley had seven points, five rebounds and four steals.
Coldwater 51, (at) Loy Norrix 33: Coldwater’s Kenzie Galloway had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Also for the Cardinals, Meghan Schorfhaar had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Olivet 55, (at) Kala
mazoo Christian 26: Hayley Walkowski had 19 points and seven steals for Olivet in the win. Also for the Eagles (4-1, 4-0), Kelsey Walkowski had nine points and Kiley Ploehn had six points, eight rebounds and four assists.
(At) Hillsdale Academy 59, Colon 33: Shaunta Adams had 18 points and six rebounds in the loss for Colon. Also for the Magi (1-3), Makayla Craun had 11 rebounds and Morgan Czajkowski had 10 rebounds.
Tekonsha 34, (AT) Burr Oak 21: Mackenzie Norman had 10 points and seven rebounds for Tekonsha (3-2) with Katie Jenkins adding seven points and nine rebounds.