The first time the Harper Creek Beavers and Pennfield Panthers played this season, it became more of a defensive battle in the second half. This game was no where close.

The Beavers started with a 7-0 run and never looked back, as they ran away with an 83-56 victory Friday to set up a first-place battle in the Interstate 8 with Jackson Lumen Christi on Tuesday. Senior TraVon Johnson scored a game-high 29 points with seven assists on the night to lead the Beavers (14-1, 9-1 I-8). Khylen Watkins added 21 and Brandon Hutson scored 14, including a breakaway dunk in the first quarter.

One of the Panthers big men had a solid effort, as junior Steffen Kinne tallied 22 points in the loss. Sophomore Ron Jamierson added 11 for the Panthers (9-6, 4-6 I-8). Pennfield's leading scorer on the season, senior Ryan Lowe, was held to two points on the night.

Here's a look at the rest of the scores, including victories for Battle Creek Central and St. Philip, and the struggles continue for Lakeview.

Friday, February 13th
Boys Basketball
Game of the Night
Harper Creek 83, Pennfield 46
Harper Creek 14-1 (9-1 Interstate 8) - Pennfield 9-6 (4-6 Interstate 8)

Battle Creek Central 72, Gull Lake 38 (BC Central 9-7, Gull Lake 1-13)
Kalamazoo Central 69, Lakeview 26 (Lakeview 1-12)
St. Philip 54, Bellevue 46 (St. Philip 10-5, Bellevue 10-5)
Calhoun Christian vs. Hillsdale Will Carleton Academy (Calhoun Christian 1-12)

Quincy 84, Athens 43 (Quincy 13-0, Athens 3-10)
Climax-Scotts 65, Colon 35 (Climax-Scotts 13-3)
Delton 67, Parchment 58 (Delton 8-5)
Homer 69, Springport 50 (Homer 8-6)
Stockbridge 56, Maple Valley 44 (Maple Valley 3-11)
Jackson Lumen Christi 64, Marshall 61 (Marshall 7-7)
Tekonsha 75, Litchfield 46 (Tekonsha 5-10)
Concord 57, Union City 43 (Union City 12-3)

Girls Basketball
Gull Lake 74, Battle Creek Central 45 (Gull Lake 11-5, BC Central 5-11)
Kalamazoo Central 41, Lakeview 35 (Lakeview 8-7)
Harper Creek 48, Pennfield 37 (Harper Creek 10-6, Pennfield 8-8)
Calhoun Christian vs. Hillsdale Will Carleton Academy (Calhoun Christian 7-6)

Bronson 49, Olivet 43 (Bronson 11-3, Olivet 11-5)
Climax-Scotts 48, Colon 19 (Climax-Scotts 9-6)
Parchment 68, Delton 36 (Delton 5-10)
Maple Valley 34, Stockbridge 31 (Maple Valley 3-13)
Marshall 69, Jackson Lumen Christi 28 (Marshall 14-1)

Saturday, February 14th
Boys Basketball
Olivet vs. Laingsburg (Olivet 7-6)