It’s showtime! Three local teams hope for wins

Published 2:19 pm Friday, January 28, 2005

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
Looking for something fun to do tonight? Why not check out a local basketball game. Niles, Brandywine and Buchanan all play at home tonight against conference teams.
With so many close games the past few weeks, Niles is hoping they can pick up an easy win against Sturgis tonight. The Vikings stand 1-3 in the West Division, 5-8 overall.
Niles also has their homecoming tonight which will hopefully pump up the Vikings enough to give them their win.
Niles will get some much needed inside help from Ben Hansen, Scott Quaye, Nick Etzcorn and Kelby Jemison who all returned to the court Tuesday night. They all missed some time during the season due to injuries, illness and personal reasons.
The Trojans stand 2-2 in the East Division, 7-6 overall. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
Brandywine will host River Valley in hopes of earning their first Lakeland Conference win.
The Bobcats, who stand 0-7 in conference, 1-11 overall, have been more than ready for another win. Brandywine only lost by two points against the Mustangs when the two teams last met at River Valley.
The Mustangs stands 2-5 in conference, 2-10 overall. Game time is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
If you missed last week's match-up between Buchanan and Coloma you will get a second chance tonight.
These two teams will go head-to-head in what promises to be another intense and exciting basketball game. Both teams are tied for first, along with Bridgman, in the Lakeland Conference.
Buchanan has yet to lose a home game and will be more than ready to knock the Comets off of the first place spot. On the other hand, Coloma lost its game to Covert Tuesday night and will be ready for another win against the Bucks.
Fans are encourged to get there as early as possible. This is anticipated to be the biggest game of the season.
Tip off time is set for 7:30 p.m.
No matter which game you attend, they all will be very exciting and intense games with all of the teams wanting wins more than anything. You can expect to see some good basketball no matter which game you are at.
Good Luck to all teams!