Niles girls rout Portage Central 56-8

PORTAGE — Visiting Niles held Portage Northern to just one basket in the first half as the Vikings cruised to a 56-8 win over the Huskies in SMAC West Division action Friday night.

Niles (1-1, 1-0 West) poured in 25 first-quarter points and took a 36-2 lead into the final 16 minutes of play.

The Vikings outscored Portage Northern 20-6 in the second half with the running clock.

Alycia Patterson led all scorers with a game-high 189 points, while Aynslee Myer added 10 points.

Kamryn Patterson and Reese Davies both finished with seven points.

Niles girls at Portage Northern

PORTAGE — Visiting Niles was outscored 8-4 in overtime in its 53-49 loss to Portage Northern Friday night.

Niles trailed 13-10 after one quarter, but outscored the Huskies 20-13 in the second quarter to take a 30-26 halftime lead.

Niles was outscored 10-4 in the third quarter, but rallied in the final eight minutes of regulation to deadlock the score at 45-45 as the Vikings scored with 14 seconds left in the final quarter.

“Our defense was much improved, but we took a step back offensively,” said Niles coach Tyler Dendy.

Brayden Lake led the Vikings with 13 points, while Jordan Brown finished with nine points and Richie Heath and Adrian Thomas both had seven points.

Brandywine at Bridgman

BRIDGMAN —  Visiting Brandywine improved to 2-0 on the year as it opened up BCS Athletic Conference Red Division play with a 62-23 win over Bridgman last Thursday night.

The Bobcats led 18-2 after one quarter and 39-8 at halftime.

Alexis Rhodes led a balanced Brandywine offense with a game-high 12 points. Zakiyyah Abdullah and Nicole Sachman both finished with 11 points. Kennedy Byrd chipped in with nine points.

Sydney Payne led the Bees with 11 points.

Brandywine boys at Bridgman

BRIDGMAN — The Bobcats improved to 3-0 and 2-0 in the BCS Red Division with a 34-23 win over host Bridgman Friday night.

Both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket as the two combined for just 26 points at halftime with the Bobcats leading 18-8.

Jordan Abrams scored a game-high 16 points to lead Brandywine, which also got eight points from Jordan Croom.

Luke Blesy had nine points to pace the Bees.

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