Roundup: Bobcats pick up 12th win of the season
STEVENSVILLE — The Brandywine girls basketball team picked up its 12th victory of the season with a 69-45 rout of host Lakeshore Tuesday night.
The Bobcats are now 12-1 on the year heading into their BCS Athletic Conference showdown with league-leading Comstock Friday night.
The visiting Colts defeated Brandywine 58-31 on Dec. 13 for the Bobcats’ only loss of the season.
There was no overlooking the 1-8 Lancers by Brandywine Tuesday night, as the Bobcats raced out to a 24-16 advantage after one quarter.
Lakeshore tried to keep it close, which they did in the second quarter by outscoring the Bobcats 14-9, cutting the Brandywine lead to 33-30 at halftime.
Brandywine reclaimed the momentum in the third quarter and took a 45-38 advantage into the final eight minutes of play.
The Bobcats exploded for 24 points, while holding the Lancers to seven points in the final eight minutes.
Zikiyyah Abdullah scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Bobcats, who also got 10 points from Nicole Sachman. Kennedy Byrd and Bethany Duval both finished with nine points.
Morgan Tillman had 22 points for Lakeshore.
Niles girls basketball
In a battle of two of the better SMAC girls basketball teams, Niles was unable to overcome a 39-27 deficit after three quarters against the Blue Devils Tuesday night.
The Vikings (7-4) had 14 first-half turnovers, which led to a 21-17 Gull Lake advantage at halftime.
Alycia Patterson led Niles with 12 points, while Aynslee Myer added 11 points. Reese Davies finished with seven points and 11 rebounds, while Amara Palmer, a freshman, added seven steals and four points.
The Vikings host Portage Central for their homecoming game Friday night. Tipoff is set for 5:45 p.m.
EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg outscored Dowagiac 13-1 and never looked back in their Wolverine Conference South Division contest Friday night.
The Eddies led 33-10 at halftime and 49-22 after three quarters.
Smith had a team-high 10 points, while Daly added six points.
Kaitlyn Zarycki scored a game-high 22 points for Edwardsburg, which also got 14 points from Abbey Krugh and 13 points from Kaitlynne Allen.
The Eddies improved to 14-0 with a 68-30 non-divisional victory over Plainwell on Tuesday night.
Edwardsburg led 18-7 after one and 39-18 by halftime.
Kaitlyn Zarycki had a game-high 26 points to lead the Eddies, who also got 10 points from Kaitlynne Allen and eight points from Bailey Anson.
The Eddies host Niles Tuesday night.
Buchanan captured the BCS Athletic Conference Tournament championship at Three Oaks on Saturday.
The Bucks scored 162 points easily outdistance runner-up Comstock, which finished with 136 points. Brandywine was third with 118.5.
Brandywine’s Hunter Heath was a champion at 130 pounds.
Hunter Weinberg., Stone Fox, Jackson Mix, Cody Sebasty and Mason Colglazier were champions for Buchanan.