Brandywine now 10-1 after victory; Vikings fall to 2-8 following setback

NILES — The Brandywine and Niles boys basketball teams are headed in different directions.

The Bobcats improved to 10-1 overall and 5-0 in the BCS Athletic Conference Red Division following a 79-46 blowout of Parchment Friday night.

The Vikings fell to 2-8 overall and 0-5 in the SMAC West Division after their 66-13 loss to Lakeshore on Friday.

Brandywine basketball

The visiting Panthers led 13-11 after one quarter, but the Bobcats rallied in the second quarter to take a 24-19 lead into halftime.

Brandywine outscored Parchment 55-27 in the second half to pull away to the easy victory.

The Bobcats were led by Jordan Abrams’ game-high 26 points, while Jaelen Briggs added 13. Derrick Miller and Jaden Croom each finished with seven points.

Henry Knapp had 13 points to lead the Panthers, who did not have another player reach double figures.

The Bobcats head to New Buffalo for a non-divisional BCS contest. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Niles basketball

Visiting Lakeshore showed no mercy in blowing out the Niles basketball team Friday night.

The Vikings trailed 24-2 after one quarter and 37-7 by halftime.

Most of the second half was played under the running clock.

Freshman Ray Patterson led Niles with eight points. He was one of just four Niles players to score.

Breaking News

Saturday morning shooting causes property damage in downtown Niles

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Municipal Airport hangar project progresses

Cass County

Lewis Cass ISD participates in teletherapy case study

Berrien County

Halloween activities coming to southwest Michigan

Buchanan

Districts grapple with school bus driver shortage

Cass County

Dowagiac man headed to prison on three counts of domestic violence

Cass County

Cass County’s 43rd Circuit Court awarded grant

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township seeks input on parks plan

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary hosts Army National Guard

Berrien County

Brandywine Middle/High School to go remote Oct. 23 to 30

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 152,862 cases, 7,129 deaths

Cass County

Cass District Library to host annual book sale

Cass County

Missing dog found shot, family grieving after five day search

Dowagiac

Honor Credit Union donates to annual Tree of Love campaign

Berrien County

Spectrum Health reinforces commitment to equity

News

Candidates for 78th district seat participate in community forum

Berrien County

Berrien County Trial Court receives continued funding

Business

Niles businesses collaborate to sweeten their offerings

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties report one new COVID-19 death each

Cass County

Overdose fatality linked to ‘purple heroin’ in Van Buren County

Buchanan

Three new projects on the horizon for Buchanan

Business

New yoga studio opens in downtown Niles

Dowagiac

Dowagiac clerk shares answers to voter FAQs

Buchanan

Expansion underway at Niles-Buchanan YMCA location