Bearcats Beat Rival Holt 71-48
What a difference a year can make. Last March over at Lakeview High School, the Holt Rams knocked the Battle Creek Central Bearcats out of post-season play in a hard-fought game. However, it was a very different story Wednesday night on the Bearcats' home court.
A flurry of three-point shots early in the first period spearheaded the Bearcats attack en route to a 71-48 win. Battle Creek was 8-for-20 from behind the arc compared to Holt coming up empty with their eight attempts. From the free throw line the Bearcats were 3-for-10 compared to the Rams at 12-of-17. Mafiaion Joyner led the Bearcats scoring with 15-points and three rebounds, followed by Mohammed Albagami with 13-points. Trent Stone was the top shooter for the Rams with 10-points. Ahmed McKenny and Albagami were the leading rebounders for Central with six apiece with Jaron Faulds snagging five rebounds for Holt. Overall, the Bearcats out-shot the Rams 49 to 32 percent. Battle Creek Central's record improves to 16-2 while Holt falls to 14-4. The Rams and Bearcats will meet again in two weeks at Battle Creek Central in the first round of district play.