Roundup: Bobcats remain undefeated with win over Bronson; Rangers keep pace with Chiefs

Published 1:51 pm Monday, January 22, 2024

BRONSON — Visiting Brandywine overwhelmed Bronson 54-31 in a non-conference girls basketball action Saturday night.

The Bobcats, who are ranked No. 1 in the AP Division 3 polls and No. 3 in the latest Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan, opened up a 12-point halftime lead and then turned it up in the second half.

Brandywine (8-0) outscored the Vikings (7-2) 29-17 in the final 16 minutes to earn the victory.

Ellie Knapp and Kadence Brumitt both scored 18 points to lead the Bobcats and all scorers. Miley Young added eight points.

Brandywine did not allow Bronson, an honorable mention pick in the latest AP poll, a player to reach double figures.

Payton Springstead led the Vikings with nine points.

Brandywine is back to work Tuesday as it hosts Schoolcraft in another non-conference contest.

 

BRANDYWINE 54, BRONSON 31

At Bronson

BRANDYWINE 54

Adeline Gill 4, Elli Knapp 18, Adelyn Drotoz 3, Ireland Prenkert 3, Miley Young 8, Niyah Mason 0, Kadence Brumitt 18. TOTALS: 20 8-21 54.

BRONSON 31

Jaiden Hayes 1, Ava Hathaway 3, Brealyn Lasky 4, Itzel Albarran 1, Ashlynn Harris 6, Aubree Calloway 7, Payton Springstead 9, Braylynn Dow 0. TOTALS: 11 7-12 31.

 

Brandywine     15        26        41        54

Bronson            6          14        21        31

3-point baskets: Brandywine 6 (Knapp 4, Drotoz 1, Prenkert 1), Bronson 2 (Calloway 1, Hathaway 1). Total fouls (fouled out): Brandywine 14, Bronson 12 (Springstead). Records: Brandywine 8-0, Bronson 7-2

 

Cassopolis at Lawrence

The Rangers kept pace with Southwest 10 Conference girls basketball leader White Pigeon with a 44-22 win over Lawrence in a makeup game Saturday.

The Chiefs are 6-0 heading into this week, while Cassopolis is now 5-1 following its victory over the Tigers.

Lawrence (5-4, 4-4 Southwest 10) kept it close through one period, but could not keep pace with the Rangers (6-2) over the final three quarters.

The Tigers trailed Cassopolis 10-6 after the opening eight minutes, but was held to three points in the second quarter as the Rangers opened up a 25-9 halftime lead.

Cassopolis outscored Lawrence 39-13 in the second half.

Atyanna Alford led the Rangers with 14 points, while Mackenzie Boyer added 10 points and Ella Smith seven.

Carolina Mancera had 14 points to pace the Tigers.

Cassopolis was back on the court Monday night as it made up a Southwest 10 Conference game with Comstock.

 

CASSOPOLIS 44, LAWRENCE 22

At Lawrence

CASSOPOLIS 44

Mackenzie Boyer 10, Ella Smith 7, Brooklyn Smith 2, Nola Hawkins 4, Atyanna Alford 14, JaMya Hart 2, Ryley Bowsher 5. TOTALS: 18 4-16 44.

LAWRENCE 22

Hailey Camp 0, Colleen McCaw 0, Brooklyn Remelts 5, Carolina Mancera 14, Kaylin Leyva 3. TOTALS: 8 4-5 22.

 

Cassopolis       10        25        35        44

Lawrence          6          9          17        22

3-point baskets: Cassopolis 4 (Boyer 2, E. Smith 1, Bowsher 1), Lawrence 2 (Remelts 1, Leyva 1). Total fouls: Cassopolis 13, Lawrence 13. Records: Cassopolis 6-2, 6-1 Southwest 10; Lawrence 5-4, 4-4 Southwest 10