Bearcats Roll To First Win: HS Basketball – December 24
If you were looking for fast-paced, run-the-floor action, you would have seen or heard it in the Battle Creek Central Bearcats 82-68 win over the Highland Park Renaissance Academy Polar Bears Tuesday night. It was the final game of the Chuck Turner Classic this year at the Battle Creek Central Fieldhouse, after the Bearcats fell 88-58 to the Ann Arbor Huron River Rats Monday night.
Both teams used the full-court press and forced several turnovers, but the Bearcats (1-5) used the size and strength of their post players to pull them ahead. Senior Ahmed McKinney led the Bearcats with 20 points to go along with eight rebounds. Nine other Bearcats entered the book, with senior DeMonte Thomas adding 13 points and sophomore Demetrius Craig put in 12.
The Polar Bears had a strong showing from their top player, senior guard Keonte Carter, who scored a game-high 30 points, 14 coming in the second quarter.
The Bearcats are back on the road on Tuesday, January 6th, as they head up to Holt to take on the Rams. Here are your other scores...
Tuesday, December 23rd
Game of the Night
Battle Creek Central 82, Highland Park Renaissance Academy 68 - Chuck Turner Classic
Battle Creek Central 1-5 - Highland Park 1-3
South Haven 39, Lakeview 37 (Lakeview 0-4)
Calhoun Christian vs. Barry County Christian - Holiday Tournament @ Harper Creek
Marshall Academy 38, Tekonsha 37 - Holiday Tournament @ Harper Creek (Tekonsha 1-4)
Homer 52, Jackson Northwest 43 (Homer 4-2)
Scores from Monday, December 22nd
Ann Arbor Huron 88, Battle Creek Central 58 - Chuck Turner Classic (BC Central 0-5)
Tekonsha 69, Calhoun Christian 18 (Tekonsha 1-3)
Delton 71, Martin 59 (Delton 1-3)
Martin 50, Calhoun Christian 16 (Calhoun Christian 2-5)