Jack Thompson and Coleton Swims impressed in their varsity debuts for Harper Creek, as the Beavers came away with a 68-54 opening-night victory over host Covert on Tuesday.
Thompson finished with a game-high 18 points to go with seven rebounds, while Swims had 12 points in leading Harper Creek to the non-league win.
“Coleton Swims and Jack Thompson played an excellent game,” said Harper Creek head coach Matt Bowling. “We came away with some things to work on. It was a good opener for us to play against an athletic team to see what we do and don’t do well at this point.”
Ten Beavers scored in the contest, with James Cadena coming away with 11 points, Mickey Barea scoring nine and Trevor Johnson adding six.
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Galesburg-Augusta 58, (at) Olivet 53: Jordan Born scored a game-high 28 points and also grabbed seven rebounds in leading the Rams to the opening-night victory in a battle of Kalamazoo Valley Association squads. G-A also got a lift from Austin Douglas, who had 16 points and 16 rebounds. For Olivet, Brendan Whitely had 13 points and six assists, while Tyler Masters had 10 points.
Maple Valley 57, (at) Bellevue 44: Maple Valley ran away with this one late, as the game was tied at 42 with under five minutes to go. The Lions were led by Andrew Brighton’s 22 points (five 3’s) and six steals. Also for Maple Valley, Anthony Mahler scored 13 and Austin Gonser had nine points. For Bellevue, Ethan Bloch scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tony Reed had nine points and LaWann Randolph had eight points and ten rebounds.
(At) Athens 54, Climax-Scotts 39: Brandon Tassell scored 12 points, Jonas Gerstenberger had nine and Jonah Harris added eight points and nine rebounds in the win for Athens. Also for the Indians, Hayden Bowersox had seven points and 12 rebounds. For C-S, Dallas Froberg scored 13 points, Ethan Vosburg scored seven and Sam Eshuis had six points. Also for the Panthers, Justin Satterlee grabbed eight rebounds and Chase Audette had seven.
(At) Quincy 75, Centreville 62: The Orioles saw five players score in double figures on opening night, led by Michael Tesch with 18 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Also for Quincy, Jimmy King had 17 points, five assists and three steals, Logan Timmons-Miller had 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Jake Rider had 11 points and Nick Haberl had 10 points.
(At) Otsego 62, Marshall 49: Marshall was led by Terrion Patterson with 10 points. Also for the Redhawks, Drew DeVine had nine points and Landry Reynolds had eight points.
Colon 60, (at) Union City 45: Bradley Brittingham scored 28 points, leading Colon to victory. Darren Austin scored 20 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and had four steals in the loss for Union City (0-1). Also for the Chargers, Jalen Boes scored eight points with seven rebounds and Lucas Vaccaro chipped in seven points.
Homer 67, (at) Bronson 46: Alex White had 25 points, six assists and six steals to lead Homer in the opening-night win. Also for the Trojans, Kyle Winchell had nine points, Jared Warsop had 13 points and six rebounds and John VanMeter had nine rebounds and four blocks. For Bronson, Jordan Alger had 14 points while Chase Carpenter added nine.
Tekonsha 35, (at) Marshall Academy 33: Riley Lloyd finished with 15 points and three assists in the win for Tekonsha, while Jeremy Scherer pulled down eight rebounds. For Marshall Academy, Justin Evans scored 10 points.
Heritage Christian 34, Calhoun Christian 31: Calhoun Christian’s bid at an opening night win fell just short. Cameron Hiscock led the Cougars with 17 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. Also for Calhoun Christian, Greg Specht had six points and six rebounds.