Harper Creek turned up its defensive intensity in a 54-38 victory at Sturgis on Friday night.
The Beavers held Sturgis to a lowly 27 percent shooting from the floor as they improved to a perfect 4-0 heading into the holiday break.
“It was a great road win. Our kids did a heck of a job defensively,” said Harper Creek coach Matt Bowling. “I’ve got to give credit to Brandon Hutson, Zach Testolin and Jason Mueller for the job they did covering (Sturgis forward) Chance Stewart. And Mickey Barea did a great job, and so did the rest of the guys, swarming the ball and helping on defense.”
James Cadena led the Beavers’ offensive attack with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. He also had four steals.
Also for Harper Creek, Barea scored 11 points, Mueller scored eight, Jack Thompson had seven and Trevor Johnson scored five points with four steals.
The Beavers return to action Jan. 6 against Mattawan at home.
Loy Norrix 58, (at) Marshall 47: Marshall’s Angus Bennett scored 16 points in the loss. Also for the Redhawks (0-4), Drew DeVine scored 11 points and Landry Reynolds had eight.
Gull Lake 52, (at) Coldwater 31: The visiting Blue Devils received 16 points and eight rebounds from Jeremiah Mansfield, plus nine points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks from Wes Mink in the SMAC East win. The Cardinals got seven points, four rebounds and three assists from Luke Stempien, and seven points and three boards from Logan Taggart.
Climax-Scotts 56, Hillsdale Academy 50: Climax-Scotts trailed 33-15 at the half, but turned things around in time to come away with a win. Dallas Froberg scored 19 points to lead the way for the Panthers. Also for C-S (2-1), Sam Eshuis scored 12 points and had six steals, Kyle Bowering scored 10 points with 10 rebounds and Cody Moody had five steals.
(At) Marshall Academy 47, Calhoun Christian 45, OT: Noah Frederick scored with 3 seconds remining in overtime to propel the Griffons past the Cougars. For Marshall Academy (3-1, 2-0 Mid-South), Justin Evans had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists; Clayton Gretzner had 11 points and eight boards; Johnny Grafton had nine points; and Frederick finished with eight points.
B.C. Central 96, (at) K-Central 87 (Thu.): 200 medley relay: K-Central 1:57.95. 200 freestyle: Oostema (KC) 2:08.16. 200 IM: Travis Face (BCC) 2:32.97. 50 freestyle: Roth (KC) 24.00. Diving: Devonte Hillman (BCC) 135.00. 100 butterfly: Austin Douglas (BCC) 1:06.82. 100 freestyle: Roth (KC) 54.17. 500 freestyle: Oostema (KC) 5:42.76. 200 free relay: BCC (Jahkeem Stone, Jacob Bruce, Deevon Carmouche, John Marsden) 1:44.61. 100 backstroke: Arbogast (KC) 59.81. 100 breaststroke: Stone (BCC) 1:17.38. 400 freestyle relay: K-Central 3:53.72.
The Battle Creek Central wrestler featured in a photo that appeared in the Thursday, Dec. 19 edition of the Enquirer was Chris Aguilera.