BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Magi earn initial win over winless Chiefs

WHITE PIGEON — Colon’s boys’ basketball team picked up a 48-38 non-conference win Tuesday at White Pigeon.
Both teams came into the contest looking to secure their first win of the season.
White Pigeon drops to 0-10 overall and 0-5 in the BCS League. Colon is now 1-9 overall.
Carter Grant poured in 17 points for White Pigeon, while Kamren Garten added 15. Austin Yoder had four points, four rebounds and two assists. Noah Krull chipped in two points, two assists, four steals and six rebounds for the Chiefs. Zane Shoppell added five rebounds and two assists.
Colon was led by Chase Tomlinson with 19 points, two steals and a pair of assists. Dane Wilson followed with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Magi. Clayton Wolf had seven points, four rebounds and four steals. Garrick Yaudes had two rebounds. Austin Stoll had four rebounds and two assists. Daniel Alva tossed in three points, four rebounds and three steals. Andrew Smolarz scored six points and added four rebounds.
“The entire team contributed good aggressive defense,” said Colon coach Ted Stoll.

Climax-Scotts 64, Centreville 63
CLIMAX — Climax-Scotts made a half-court shot at the final buzzer to beat visiting Centreville 64-63.
“We played the second half very well and came back to take the lead only to have us get beat at the buzzer by a 30-foot shot,” Centreville coach Mike Hunter said.
“I was proud of how my team persevered and responded to the aggressive physical play tonight.”
Climax-Scotts jumped out to an 18-10 lead after one period and led 36-26 entering halftime. Centreville’s 21-6 run in the third quarter tied the game at 47-47 entering the fourth quarter.
Climax-Scotts outscored Centreville 17-16 in the final eight minutes.
Hayden Stauffer poured in 22 points for Centreville to go with 13 rebounds and two assists. Coletin Gascho added 13 points and three assists. Tyler Carpenter and Alex Stafford added nine points each for the Bulldogs, who made 27 field-goal attempts and 6-of-13 free-throw attempts.
Carpenter added four rebounds, two steals and three assists. Stafford had 10 boards, one steal and three assists. Chris Cooper had six rebounds and four points.
Ryan Boomershine had 16 points for Climax-Scotts.

Constantine 51, Lawrence 20
CONSTANTINE — Constantine played its best defensive game of the season with a 51-20 win at home over Lawrence.
Travis Walker’s Falcons cruised to a 31-13 haftime lead and outscored their guests 20-7 in the second half.
Trey Salisbury and Zach Bittner led Constantine with nine points each. Bittner also had five steals and Salisbury had two rebounds and two steals.
Nolan Malcom added six points for the Falcons. Dawson Kiess and Evan Herschbach chipped in five points each, while Seth Wright, Reece Herschbach and Dylan Shafer all had four points each.
Wright also had one assist, five rebounds and three steals. Anthony Evilsizor had one assist and three steals.
Jacob Ghidotti scored eight points for Lawrence which committed 23 turnovers.

Schoolcraft 88, Marcellus 38
SCHOOLCRAFT — Schoolcraft’s basketball team flew to an easy SAC victory over Marcellus at home 88-38.
Randy Small’s Eagles, now 9-1 overall, led Marcellus 29-12 after one period and 53-19 at halftime.
Jason Feddema poured in 15 points for Schoolcraft. Caleb Eustice had 13 points and seven assists. Ricky Clark chipped in 10 points and seven assists. Max Kulczyk and Kobe Clark had three steals each.
Brandon Clark scored 16 points for Marcellus, which shot 13-of-29 from the floor and 7-of-11 at the foul stripe.
Schoolcraft, meanwhile, shot 34-of-55 from the floor and 11-of-13 at the free-throw line.
“The number of shots we took showed how aggressive we were to the basket I thought,” Small said.

Girls
Constantine 58, Lawrence 53

LAWRENCE — Constantine’s girls’ basketball team pulled out a thrilling 58-53 SAC win at Lawrence Tuesday.
Mackenzi Dobosiewicz had 22 points 12 rebounds and four steals for Constantine. Ashley Foura chipped in 12 points and Macey Tulley added four.
“A win is a win but it wasn’t the prettiest win for us,” said Constantine coach Rachel Schlosser. “Again, we still need to learn how to maintain leads and not let teams back in. We struggle with mental lapses throughout the game and when teams capitalize on our mistakes, we get in trouble.
“Mackenzi and Paulina (Diaz) are playing tremendous basketball and doing it consistently. I’m proud of every one of my girls, but I think we all would agree that our captains are stepping up every game and leading us. Defensively we were doing a lot of reaching, not moving our feet and we didn’t box out as well as we could have. However, it’s another one in the ‘W’ column and now we need to prep for Friday.”
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