Junior guard Darren Austin had 19 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal on Saturday night as the Union City High boys’ basketball team posted a 53-38 non-league win over Tekonsha.
Also for the Chargers (1-3), senior forward Nick Austin had nine points and five rebounds; Lucas Vacccaro had five points and seven rebounds; and the Union City bench also excelled (Jason Means three points, Blake Shellberg two points, Gavin Stuart two points, Skyler Flanders one point).
Tekonsha (1-2) received 11 points from Riley Lloyd and eight points apiece from Jeremy Scherer and Travis Hurley.
Southwest Eight Meet: The Southwest Eight High School Bowling Conference’s Michigan High School Athletic Association season got under way with a league meet at Jonesville.
On the girls’ side:
* Pennfield — the defending MHSAA D-3 state champs — fell to Sturgis via a tiebreaker. Coach Mike Roach’s Panthers won the regular games, the Trojans won the Baker games for a 15-all tie, and Sturgis then won the tiebreaker to take the victory. Pennfield was led by Taylor Elwell with a 191 game, and freshman Joni Wirtz had scores of 189 and 183.
* And, Coldwater downed Marshall, 24-6. For the Cardinals, Dana Bailey had a 207 and Abbi Neusbaum a 188. For the Redhawks, Emily Rupp had efforts of 197 and 176, and Kaitlyn Matarazzo had a 186.
On the boys’ side:
* Sturgis blanked Pennfield, 30-0. Freshman Bailey Neal led the way for the Panthers with a 197, Schuyler Henderson had a 186, and Pennfield shot a 199 Baker game.
* And, Coldwater defeated Marshall, 24-6. For the Cardinals, Brandon Fry had 227-201, Austin Reichhart had 221-203, Travis Reimer had a 205, and Coldwater had a 201 Baker game. For Marshall, Eric Silvers had a 201 and Mick Schaum a 194.
Chippewa Hills Invite: Pennfield finished seventh out of 16 teams. Tyler Lahusky went 4-1 at 189 points, Nick Schwarz was 3-1 at 189, and Nick Burnett was 4-1 at 140.
Colon Invite: The host Magi finished fifth in the six-team event with a 1-4 record. First was Constantine at 5-0, and second was Napoleon at 4-1. Colon opened with a 48-11 victory over Pittsford.