Friday hoops roundup: Bronson, TR and Colon all win

Bronson's Payton Springstead rises up for a shot attempt against Centreville in prep hoops action on Friday night.
Bronson's Payton Springstead rises up for a shot attempt against Centreville in prep hoops action on Friday night.

The Bronson basketball team went on the road and beat Centreville to open the season on Friday.

The Lady Vikes won the contest, 72-21.

Bronson lead the game from the opening jump and built a lead of 30-11 at halftime.

The shots kept falling for the Lady Vikes in the game — they connected on 33-of-74 for better than 44 percent from the floor. Bronson shot only one free throw in the game, a make from Haylie Wilson.

Ava Hathaway of Bronson makes a layup against Centreville on Friday night.
Ava Hathaway of Bronson makes a layup against Centreville on Friday night.

Wilson led all scorers in the game as well, pouring in 26 total points. She swiped six steals and added seven rebounds in the game as well. Aubree Calloway tossed in 20 points on 10-of-16 shooting, she pulled in three rebounds. Payton Springstead finished with a double-double, scoring 12 points and pulling in 15 rebounds. She also grabbed nine steals.

Scoring 10 points was Ava Hathaway, she made both 3-point shots she attempted. Helena Eley scored four points in the game as well.

Centreville did not report following the game.

Colon 38, Jackson Christian 29

The Colon Magi went on the road and picked up a 38-29 win at Jackson Christian on Friday.

It was the season-opener for the Lady Magi.

“First game of the season and we came out flat. We struggled to get good looks and find a defense we could settle into,” Colon coach Beth Preston said. “With only four returners from last year, we are still trying to figure out where everyone fits.”

Colon built a 10-6 advantage after one quarter of action, but following that they played from behind for a bit. Jackson Christian scored 14 points, nearly half of their total for the night, in the second.

This gave Jackson Christian a 20-14 edge at halftime.

Colon responded coming out of the locker room, out-scoring Jackson Christian 10-4 in the third (tying the game 24-24 entering the fourth) and 14-5 in the fourth.

“We came out in the second half and turned up the defensive pressure and were able to get some points in transition,” Preston said. “We had better shot selection and were able to get some things going offensively to secure the win.”

Reese Williams led all scorers with 22 points. She handed out four assist with three steals.

Macey Burgess tossed in eight points with 11 rebounds and three steals, Megann Mullins added three points. Raegan Thaxton also scored three points, Kelsey Burgess connected for two points.

Three Rivers 68, Niles 12

Three Rivers took advantage of stingy defense and a balanced offense in a 68-12 win over Niles on Friday.

The victory puts Three Rivers at 2-0 for the season and the win over Niles was the team’s first in Wolverine Conference play.

Dani Glass tossed in a game-high 15 points to lead the Cats. Jennaya Decker scored 14 and Gabby Charvat added 13. Allie McGlothlen scored eight points, Abigail Lemacks tossed in seven.

Paw Paw 58, Sturgis 18

The Sturgis girls opened the season with a 58-18 defeat at Paw Paw on Friday night.

“Tough game tonight. We had too many mental mistakes to start the game and dug ourselves a big hole,” Sturgis coach Jeremy Bucklin said. “I am very proud of the girls for continuing to battle. We showed great improvement throughout the game. We had great effort all night. I give Paw Paw a lot of credit, they have a really good team.”

Sturgis was led by Rylee Carver, she finished with five points and five rebounds while Kennedy Finnerman tossed in four points with three rebounds. Riley Eicher scored three points with two boards, Keyanna O’Tey finished with two points and four steals.

Yuri Villafuerte totaled two points and four rebounds, Emily Schuller added two points with six rebounds.

Brandywine 61, Constantine 25

Niles-Brandywine beat Constantine on Friday night, 61-25.

The Lady Falcons got eight points with four rebounds from Jaedyn Herlein, Olivia Herlein also scored eight points with two steals.

Bella Cullifer registered two points with 10 rebounds and two steals, Megan Middleton finished with three points and three rebounds. Sienna Salisbury added two points and six rebounds. Jenny Clewell also scored two points with five rebounds, Lilly Hofmeister swiped five steals in the game.

Hillsdale Academy 36, Burr Oak 32

Hillsdale Academy edged Burr Oak 36-32 in prep hoops on Friday. The loss came in the season-opener for the Lady Bobcats.

Braylyn Hernandez threw in 12 points to lead Burr Oak, she added six rebounds with two assists.

Gracie Boyd scored six points with 10 rebounds, Elaine Holtom added five points with two rebounds and two steals.

Makaila Whittington scored four points with five rebounds and three steals, Jasmine Broker and Isabella Boyd each scored two points.

Reading 50, White Pigeon 26

White Pigeon fell to 0-2 on the season with a 50-26 loss to Reading on Friday night.

“We played a really tough Reading team,” White Pigeon coach Brooke McClure said. “They were really aggressive and we didn’t know how to handle their pressure the first half, but we settled down the second half and started to take care of the ball.”

Reading scored 23 points in the first quarter and led 23-4. Each team scored six points in the second, giving Reading a 29-10 edge at halftime.

“We continue to learn each day and I’m proud of how the girls responded in the second half,” McClure said.White Pigeon scored 16 second-half points.

Shelby McDaniel and Jamielynn Delarye each had five points for the Chiefs, Amyia Wright finished with four points.

Sydney McClure and Bailee Freedline connected for three points each, Sadie McDaniel totaled two points while Ellie McBride scored two points with five rebounds in the game. Dani Steel also scored two points.

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