Bobcats remain undefeated, Bucks improve to 2-1
NILES — The Brandywine boys basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 52-36 non-conference win over Kalamazoo Hackett Tuesday night.
Across town, Niles dropped a 65-50 SMAC non-divisional contest to visiting Kalamazoo Loy Norrix.
In other non-conference play, Buchanan improved to 2-1 with a 72-44 win over Constantine.
The Bobcats jumped out to a 15-3 first-quarter advantage and never looked back.
The Fighting Irish (2-2) trailed Brandywine 24-15 at halftime and 41-28 heading into the fourth quarter.
Jordan Briggs led Brandywine with a game-high 17 points while Caleb Byrd added 10 points.
Tommy Keyte and Stephen Kwapis both had six points to lead Hackett.
The Bobcats host Comstock at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
After trailing the Falcons 15-14 after one quarter, host Buchanan outscored Constantine 57-29 over the final three quarters to pick up the win.
Chris Young had a game-high 24 points to lead the Bucks, while Logan Carson added 16 points.
Corey King had 14 points for the Falcons.
Buchanan (2-1) hosts Parchment in a BCS Athletic Conference Red Division contest at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Host Loy Norrix doubled up the Vikings (18-9) in the opening quarter and was never challenged after that.
The Knights led 35-22 at halftime and 54-36 head into the final eight minutes of play.
Niles (1-2) was led by Demarien Nichols and joey Bartowski, both of whom scored 11 points.
Adrian Thomas finished with nine points.
The Vikings return to action Jan. 7 when they travel to New Buffalo for a non-conference contest.
EDWARDSBURG — It took a little extra work, but the Edwardsburg boys basketball team improved to 2-1 with a 67-63 Wolverine Conference non-divisional overtime win over Paw Paw Tuesday night.
The Eddies (2-0) was unable to put Paw Paw away. Edwardsburg led 14-6 after one quarter only to have the visiting team roar back to tie the game at 28-28 by halftime.
The Eddies opened up a 45-38 advantage after three quarters, but were outscored 17-10 in the fourth quarter as Paw Paw forced a 55-55 tie at the end of regulation.
Edwardsburg outscored Paw Paw 12-8 in overtime to pick up the victory.
Zach Strycker led the Eddies with 14 points, while Brenan Bryce added 15 and Luke Stowasser 10.