Drew Lantinga came through when St. Philip needed him most, helping the Fighting Tigers to a 57-48 victory over Tekonsha in Southern Central Athletic Association action at Sheila Guerra Gymnasium on Thursday.
Lantinga scored seven of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, helping St. Philip finish the game on a 21-10 run.
“Drew was huge for us,” said St. Philip head coach Dino English. “He played good defense and I thought the difference tonight was our defense – it came along in the second half and we needed it.”
Lantinga added six rebounds for the Fighting Tigers (4-5, 2-2 SCAA); Ben Swagler had 18 points and five assists; Justice Steinder had seven points and four rebounds; and Zach Nelson had seven points.
Tekonsha (1-7) was led by Anthony Layne with 11 points. A.J. Crisp and Connor Jenkins finished with eight points apiece.
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CLIMAX-SCOTTS 68, (AT) JACKSON CHRISTIAN 46: Class D 10th-ranked Climax-Scotts was led by Dallas Froberg with 24 points, six rebounds and eight assists in the road win. Also for the Panthers (8-2, 7-0 SCAA), Jeremy Scherer had 10 points and RIley Boomershine had 17 points.
(AT) UNION CITY 53, JONESVILLE 25: Jalen Boes finished with 18 points, six steals and four assists in the win for Union City. Also for the Chargers (4-2, 2-1 Big Eight), Colin Kreger had 13 points and three steals and Seth Bruce had six points and eight rebounds.
ATHENS 51, (AT) READING 44: Daniel Jacobs led Athens with 14 points, five rebounds and three steals in the victory. Sebastian Hamilton had a double-double for the Indians with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Cody Richardson finished with 11 points and five rebounds.
QUINCY 62, (AT) SPRINGPORT 35: Brandon Gary had 15 points and four rebounds in the road win for Quincy. Also for the Orioles (4-2, 2-1 Big Eight) Quinn Eifrid had 14 points, Ryan Gibson had 12 points, four rebounds, three steals and three assists and Nathan Karney had six points, 14 assists, five steals and four rebounds.
(AT) CENTREVILLE 44, BRONSON 33: Alexa Ratkowski had 10 points while Kirin Cekander had eight points and six rebounds in the loss for Bronson.
Boys Swimming & Diving
MARSHALL 111, (AT) HARPER CREEK 75 (WED.): Eron Hill led Marshall with a trio of first-place finishes – winning the 50 Freestyle (24.14), the 100 Butterfly (1:03.66) and the 200 Freestyle Relay along with Juul Loonen, Landon Morgan and Michael Vezmar (1:38.10). Also posting wins for Marshall was Morgan (100 Breaststroke, 1:10.06) O’Shea Swinton (Diving, 174.90), Cam Foster (100 Freestyle, 55.36) and the 200 IM Relay team of Vezmar, Brian Huyge and Foster (1:52.55).
Harper Creek’s winners were Alex Piper (200 IM, 2:21.93); Ethan Wilson (500 Freestyle, 5:12.69); Adam Wilson (100 Backstroke, 1:03.14); aand the 400 Freestyle Relay team of Adam Wilson, Ethan Wilson, Maurer Jackson and Piper (3:49.37).
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FRIDAY’S PREP SCHEDULE
Boys Basketball: Coldwater at Harper Creek, Mattawan at B.C. Central, Pennfield at Charlotte, Lakeview at Loy Norrix, Jackson Northwest at Marshall, Gull Lake at Kalamazoo Central, Olivet at Perry, Concord at Homer, Jonesville at Union City, Maple Valley at Leslie, Lawton at Galesburg-Augusta, Delton Kellogg at Schoolcraft, Centreville at Bronson, Hillsdale Academy at Bellevue, Coldwater Pansophia at Calhoun Christian
Girls Basketball: Coldwater at Harper Creek, Mattawana at B.C. Central, Pennfield at Charlotte, Lakeview at Loy Norrix, St. Philip at Tekonsha, Jackson Northwest at Marshall, Gull Lake at Kalamazoo Central, Olivet at Perry, Concord at Homer, Jonesville at Union City, Quincy at Springport, Athens at Reading, Maple Valley at Leslie, Lawton at Galesburg-Augusta, Delton Kellogg at Schoolcraft, Jackson Christian at Climax-Scotts, Hillsdale Academy at Bellevue, Coldwater Pansophia at Calhoun Christian
Wrestling: Bronson at Coldwater; Quincy, Climax-Scotts at Hudson