Dowagiac comes up short against Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — Senior Allie Connor’s half-court shot bounced off the rim at the buzzer as host Vicksburg held on for a 20-17 Wolverine Conference girls basketball victory Wednesday night.

The loss was heartbreaking for the Chieftains, who were playing for the second time in three days. Dowagiac Coach Jason Turner felt his team had played well enough to pull out the victory.

“Girls played really hard tonight,” he said. “We improved tremendously from our first game of the year. We rebounded and got back on defense great. If just a few shots or a few free throws fall for us, we walk out of Vicksburg with the upset win. [I am] very proud of how the girls played as a team. Now, we just need to take that into tomorrow’s [Thursday] game against Benton Harbor.”

The Chieftains (0-2, 0-1 Wolverine) led 4-2 after one quarter, but were outscored 11-5 over the next three quarters as the Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0 Wolverine) opened a 13-9 advantage heading into the final eight minutes of play.

Dowagiac outscored Vicksburg 8-7 in the fourth quarter, but came up just short in its upset bid.

Allie Connor led the Chieftains with six points. Sarah Allen and Calley Ruff scored four and three points, respectively.

Hannah Vallier led the Bulldogs with nine points.

 

News

Niles graduate retiring after 50 years with American Airlines

Cass County

County health department announces 1,500 COVID-19 vaccine appointments for ages 65 and older

Business

Wounded Minnow owner reacts to proposal to extend curfew, community support amid pandemic

Cass County

Two sentenced through Cass County’s Adult Treatment Court

Dowagiac

New Dowagiac police officers ready to serve community

Dowagiac

Dowagiac city manager provides update to Rotary

Cass County

Dowagiac man heading back to jail

Berrien County

Berrien, Cass businesses awarded Michigan Small Business Survival grants

Education

Eastside Connections seventh, eighth graders finish Black History Month virtual museum

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township installs dry hydrants

Education

EPS foundation awards physical education teacher $2,500

Cass County

Cass County Board of Commissioners to return to in-person meetings

Giving

Niles Service League’s annual Bundle-A-Buddy fundraiser kicks off on Monday

Buchanan

One Buchanan to host free online mental health forum on COVID-19 isolation, depression

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties report new COVID-19 deaths

Berrien County

Berrien County courts to enter Phase Three of reopening

Berrien County

Berrien County Health Department expands access to COVID-19 vaccination

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Municipal Complex wins AIA Southwest Michigan Merit Award

Dowagiac

Warrant issued for Dowagiac man accused of possession of child sexually abusive material

Cass County

COA, Dowagiac District Library partner to launch new book club

News

Niles Master Plan to seek initial approval

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac reports untreated wastewater discharge

Berrien County

Region prepares for farm workers with new precautions

Berrien County

Michigan expanding access to safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday