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Maroon Giants hold off Vikings

Published 8:40am Saturday, January 11, 2014

KALAMAZOO — Despite a game-high 24 points from Tate Brawley, visiting Niles remained winless following a 68-59 Big 16 Conference West Division boys basketball loss to Kalamazoo Central Friday night.

The Maroon Giants (4-1, 4-0 West) jumped out to an 18-11 first quarter lead and was able to maintain the advantage throughout the remainder of the contest.

The Vikings (0-4, 0-4 West) trailed 34-25 at halftime and 53-38 heading into the final quarter.

Gabe Stokes added 14 points for Niles.

Davarious Williams led a trio of Kalamazoo Central players in double figures with 18 points, Hunter Hale and Isaiah Livers added 15 and 11 points respectively.

 

NILES 59

DJ Murphy 5, Ray Glenn 2, Gabe Stokes 14, Jeremy Wortham 7, Conner Glick 5, Tate Brawley 24, Gavin Rasler 2. Totals: 18 18-30 59

CENTRAL 68

Jordan Hunt 9, Corrie Vaughn 1, Nikko Payton 7, Orlando Little 2, Isaiah Livers 11, Hunter Hale 15, Adrian Young 3, Rasuan Brown 2, Davarious Williams 18. Totals: 23 20-26 68

 

Niles                  11       25       38       59

K. Central       18       34       53       68

3-point baskets: Niles 5 (Brawley 4, Stokes), Kalamazoo Central (Payton, Hale), Total fouls (fouled out): Niles 19 (none), Kalamazoo Central 20 (none). Varsity records: Niles 0-4, 0-4 SMAC West; Kalamazoo Central 4-1, 4-0 SMAC West

 

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