The Enquirer breaks down the top city boys’ and girls’ basketball games each week:
Next: at Loy Norrix, Today; at Lakeview, Tuesday
Scouting Report: With first place all but out of reach, Battle Creek Central is trying to hold off Loy Norrix for second place in the division. Loy Norrix is one game behind the Bearcats and BCC beat the Knights the first time around, 72-53.
Harper Creek (16-2)
Next: at Marshall, Today; at St. Joseph, March 5
Scouting Report: No. 8-ranked Harper Creek will play its final Interstate 8 game tonight and remains one game behind first-place Lumen Christi in the standings. The Beavers would have to beat rival Marshall and then get some help from city-rival Pennfield, who play Lumen Christi tonight.
Next: vs. Gull Lake, Today; vs. BC Central, Tuesday
Scouting Report: The Spartans are looking for some momentum heading into the postseason. Lakeview earned its second win of the season on Tuesday, beating Three Rivers. Lakeview faces 1-16 Gull Lake tonight, hoping for another chance to taste victory.
Next: vs. Lumen Christi, Today; vs. Galesburg-Augusta, Tuesday
Scouting Report: After Pennfield was looking to be putting a good season together, the Panthers went on a four-game losing streak to derail those hopes. Now, Pennfield needs to split its last two games just to stay at .500 with state-ranked Lumen Christi and Galesburg-Augusta (3-14) next on the schedule.
St. Philip (11-6)
Next: at Colon, Today; at Litchfield, Tuesday
Scouting Report: With a loss to Climax-Scotts last week, St. Philip is a game behind in the SCAA standings with only three games left. Schedule is favorable for the Tigers in that they play three teams with sub-.500 records and Climax-Scotts has two games with winning records.
Next: at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, Today
Scouting Report: BCC is limping to the end of the regular season as top scorer Ka-Leah Ryan is injured and may have to sit out tonight’s game and possibly districts.
Harper Creek (12-6)
Next: at Marshall, Today
Scouting Report: Harper Creek has won eight straight games. The Beavers end the season against 18-1 Marshall, which beat Harper Creek 52-36 in the first meeting.
Next: vs. Gull Lake, Today
Scouting Report: Lakeview is getting ready for back-to-back games against Gull Lake. Spartans play Gull Lake in their final regular season game tonight and then open against the Blue Devils in the first game of the districts. Both teams are 11-8.
Next: vs. Lumen Christi, Today
Scouting Report: Pennfield has struggled to end the season, losing four straight and ends the year against Lumen Christi, which beat the Panthers 50-45 in the last meeting.
St. Philip (14-5)
Next: at Colon (late Thursday)
Scouting Report: St. Philip has clinched a share of the SCAA West title and was in position to win it outright with a win over Colon in the last game of the regular season.