Bucks head to Dowagiac for districts

Published 8:22 pm Monday, January 31, 2011

Buchanan will head to Dowagiac for the Class B Boys’ District Basketball Tournament, which begins March 7. (Daily Star Photo/File)

Dowagiac Union High School will be the site of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Class B Boys’ District Basketball Tournament, which will begin on Monday, March 7.

The host Chieftains will take on St. Joseph and former Dowagiac coach Greg Blomgren in the tournament’s opening game at 5:30 p.m.

The second game of the doubleheader will pit Lakeshore against Berrien Springs. Buchanan and Edwardsburg both received first round byes.

The Dowagiac-St. Joseph winner will face Edwardsburg, which currently leads the Lakeland Conference with a perfect 6-0 record, on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The Lakeshore-Berrien Springs winner will take on the Bucks in the first game on March 7 at 5:30 p.m. The championship game is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11.

Boys basketball

Class A

Host: Benton Harbor

(First round games at various sites)

March 7

Mattawan at Benton Harbor, 7 p.m.

Portage Northern at Kalamazoo Central, 7 p.m.

Niles at Portage Central, 7 p.m.

March 9

At Benton Harbor

Niles-Portage Central winner vs. Kalamazoo Central-Portage Northern winner, 6 p.m.

Kalamazoo Loy Norrix vs. Benton Harbor-Mattawan winner, 8 p.m.

March 11

At Benton Harbor

Championship game, 7 p.m.

Class B

At Dowagiac

March 7

St. Joseph vs. Dowagiac, 5:30 p.m.

Lakeshore vs. Berrien Springs, 7:30 p.m.

March 9

Lakeshore-Berrien Springs winner vs. Buchanan, 5:30 p.m.

St. Joseph-Dowagiac winner vs. Edwardsburg, 7:30 p.m.

March 11

Championship game, 7:30 p.m.

Class C

At Bridgman

March 7

New Buffalo vs. Brandywine, 6 p.m.

Bridgman vs. Eau Claire, 8 p.m.

March 9

Benton Harbor Dream Academy vs. New Buffalo-Brandywine winner, 6 p.m.

Watervliet vs. Bridgman-Eau Claire winner, 8 p.m.

March 11

Championship game, 7 p.m.

At Marcellus

March 7

Mendon vs. Constantine, 5:30 p.m.

Centreville vs. Marcellus, 7:30 p.m.

March 9

White Pigeon vs. Centreville-Marcellus winner, 5:30 p.m.

Cassopolis vs Mendon-Constantine winner, 7:30 p.m.

March 11

Championship game, 7 p.m.

Team district wrestling

Berrien Springs will host the Division 3 Team Wrestling District Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 10.

The host Shamrocks will take on Buchanan at 6 p.m. in one semifinal, while Dowagiac will face Coloma in the other semifinal.

The finals will be held 10 minutes after the completion of the last semifinal.

Wrestling Team districts

Division 2

At Stevensville

Feb. 9

St. Joseph vs. Lakeshore, 6 p.m.

Niles vs. Benton Harbor, 6 p.m.

Championship match 10 minutes after the completion of the last semifinal.

Division 3

At Berrien Springs

Feb. 10

Dowagiac vs. Coloma, 6 p.m.

Berrien Springs vs. Buchanan, 6 p.m.

Championship match 10 minutes after the completion of the last semifinal

Invidivual districts

Niles will host the Division 2 Individual District Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12.

Also competing are Battle Creek Harper Creek, Benton Harbor, Coldwater, Edwardsburg, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, Marshall, Mattawan, Portage Northern, Lakeshore, Sturgis, Three Rivers and Vicksburg.

Coloma will be the site of the Division 3 individual tournament.

Also participating will be Dowagiac, Buchanan, Berrien Springs, Fennville, Hopkins, Hudsonville-Unity Christian, Comstock, Otsego, Parchment, Paw Paw, South Haven, Wyoming-Godwin Heights, Wyoming-Kelloggsville and Zeeland West.