St. Philip boys’ basketball coach Dino English said he knew his squad had a tough opponent to face Friday night, and that he wasn’t sure how his players would respond after a lengthy break between games due to the weather.
Well, the Tigers showed they’re surely still a force to be reckoned with, as Class D No. 5-ranked St. Philip posted a convincing 68-42 victory over the host Wildcats in SCAA crossover action.
Alex Doyle led the way with 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals for St. Philip, which improved to 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the SCAA East. Pittsford, in first place in the SCAA West, is now 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the league.
“This was a very important win for us, especially after the weather layoff,” English said.
“I told the kids in practice that this would be like a championship game for us, and they got to the ball well tonight and a lot of guys got in the scoring column and overall it was a great team effort.”
Hunter Haley added 11 points, three assists and two steals for the Tigers, and Tyler Hubbard-Neal had 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Lakeview 69, (at) Coldwater 68 (OT): Lakeview’s Camden Hames scored 14 points, including the go-ahead free throw with six seconds remaining in overtime. Jake Bivens scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and four steals for the Spartans. Also for Lakeview (6-5, 4-4 SMAC East) C.J. Foster scored 12 points with three steals and Jake Watson scored 11 points with 10 rebounds. For Coldwater (1-9, 0-7), Blaze Watson scored 19 points with eight rebounds and Logan Targgart had 14 points and eight rebounds.
Calhoun Christian 62, (at) Will Carleton 55: Cameron Hiscock had 23 points, a season-high 17 rebounds and six assists in the win for Calhoun Christian. Also for the Cougars (6-3, 4-2 Mid-South Conference), Matthew Parks had 14 points and Dustin Thorne nine.
(At) Homer 85, Athens 60: Alex White had 23 points — netting 20 in the first half — while finishing with six rebounds, five assists and four steals to help Homer remain unbeaten. Also for the Trojans (11-0, 7-0 Big Eight), Dylan Thomas had 16 points and Jon VanMeter had 11. Athens (2-7, 1-5 Big Eight) was led by Hayden Bowersox and Jonah Harris with 13 points apiece, while Jake Iles had 12 points.
Maple Valley 43, (at) Parchment 41: Luis Martinez came through with 17 points and 12 rebounds as the upstart Lions moved into a tie for first place in the KVA with the win. Maple Valley (8-2, 7-2) had a 10-point lead with 1:40 to go — mainly thanks to a couple of 3-pointers by Andrew Brighton — and then hung on for the triumph. Brighton and Micah Bromley both finished with eight points for the Lions. Parchment is also now 8-2, 7-2.
(At) Delton Kellogg 48, Constantine 36: Landon Grizzle produced 16 points and six rebounds as the Panthers are now 6-6 overall and 4-6 in the KVA. Also for Delton Kellogg, Jeff Minehart had 12 points, and Troy Wooden had eight. Constantine is now 0-9, 0-8.
(At) Quincy 56, Springport 52: Mike Foehr hit two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to keep Quincy’s lead out of reach as the Orioles improved to 9-2 on the year and 6-2 in the Big Eight. Foehr finished with 10 points and three assists. Jake Rider led Quincy with 17 points and 10 rebounds, Logan Miller added nine points and eight rebounds, and Mike Tesch scored seven points with six boards.
(At) Union City 46 Reading 39: Union City’s Jalen Boes scored 10 points with five rebounds and four assists in the win. Darren Austin added nine points, six rebounds and three steals and Seth Bruce had eight points four rebounds for Union City (5-6, 3-4 Big Eight).
Bellevue 66, (at) Tekonsha 41: Ethan Bloch netted a game-high 24 points as the Broncos (8-2 overall) topped the Indians in the SCAA. For Tekonsha (1-8 overall), Jeremy Scherer had 15 points and Riley Lloyd seven.
Mendon 69, (at) Climax-Scotts 54: Dallas Froberg had 15 points in the losing effort for the Panthers in this non-conference battle. Also for C-S (5-4), Cody Campbell had nine points and six rebounds, and Sam Eshuis had eight points and five assists. Mendon is 6-2.
Bronson 48, White Pigeon 36 (Thu.): Getting pins for Bronson: 103-Jacob Butters p. Lambert 2:18. 119-Wesley Disbro p. Esaney 1:05. 130-Kahle Scheenks p. Burks :41. 140-Mykal Kline p. Rangle :44. 152-Jukoada Sexton p. Black 1:26. 215-Skyler Riker p. 3:21. 285-Joey Losinski p. :23. Results provided by Bronson.
Bronson 43, Coldwater 30 (Thu.): Bronson pins and Bronson notable performances: 103-Jacob Butters p. Yonas Mussa :44. 119-Wesley Disbro p. Saheem Abdula 1:45. 130-Kahle Scheenks d. Randal Linton 9-1 (Scheenks’ 100th career victory). 135-Matt Cosby p. Tanner Bowers :52. 140-Mykal Kline d. Jessey Miller 12-1. 215-Skyler Riker p. Austin Rute 2:40. Results provided by Bronson.