A Cat Fight At Climax-Scotts: HS Basketball – February 20
The top two teams in the South Central Athletic Association's West Division will battle it out tonight with a chance to stretch the lead or tighten the race back up. The St. Philip Tigers head west to Climax-Scotts tonight to take on the Panthers in a rematch from January 23rd, where the Tigers held off the Panthers 50-43.
In the last meeting at St. Philip, it was a very defensive battle in the first half, where the Tigers led 17-10 at the half. The Tigers were able to hold the Panthers top-offensive threat junior Dallas Froberg to just 27 points on the night, matching his average. Tiger seniors Hunter Haley and Dreyson English provided the offense in the victory.
The Tigers have won three straight after falling in two straight games. Tonight's game is the second of a four-game road stretch for the Tigers, with their final home game on March 5th against the Jackson Christian Royals. A win tonight would also put them in a tie for the division lead with the Panthers atop the SCAA West.
The Panthers enter tonight on a three-game winning streak of their own, including a 79-39 hammering of Burr Oak on Tuesday. Tonight's game is one of their last two games of the regular season, as they host Bellevue February 27th.
Here's the rest of tonight's busy schedule...
Friday, February 20th
Game of the Night
St. Philip vs. Climax-Scotts
St. Philip 11-5 (9-2 SCAA West) - Climax-Scotts 13-4 (10-1 SCAA West)
Catch the action tonight at 7pm on WBCK!
Mattawan vs. Battle Creek Central (BC Central 9-7)
Lakeview vs. Loy Norrix (Lakeview 1-14)
Harper Creek vs. Coldwater (Harper Creek 14-2)
Pennfield vs. Charlotte (Pennfield 9-6)
Calhoun Christian vs. Coldwater Pansophia (Calhoun Christian 1-10)
Union City vs. Athens (Union City 13-3, Athens 4-10)
Colon vs. Bellevue (Bellevue 11-5)
Buchanan vs. Bronson (Bronson 5-9)
Galesburg-Augusta vs. Delton (Galesburg-Augusta 4-12, Delton 8-6)
Gull Lake vs. Kalamazoo Central (Gull Lake 1-13)
Concord vs. Homer (Homer 8-7)
Maple Valley vs. Lake Odessa-Lakewood (Maple Valley 3-12)
Jackson Northwest vs. Marshall (Marshall 8-7)
Olivet vs. Leslie (Olivet 9-6)
Jonesville vs. Quincy (Quincy 13-1)
Tekonsha vs. Burr Oak (Tekonsha 5-11)
Mattawan vs. Battle Creek Central (BC Central 5-11)
Lakeview vs. Loy Norrix (Lakeview 9-7)
Harper Creek vs. Coldwater (Harper Creek 11-6)
Pennfield vs. Charlotte (Pennfield 8-9)
St. Philip vs. Climax-Scotts (St. Philip 14-4, Climax-Scotts 10-6)
Calhoun Christian vs. Coldwater Pansophia (Calhoun Christian 6-9)
Union City vs. Athens (Union City 3-14, Athens 10-6)
Colon vs. Bellevue (Bellevue 8-8)
Bronson vs. Niles Brandywine (Bronson 12-4)
Galesburg-Augusta vs. Delton (Galesburg-Augusta 13-4, Delton 6-10)
Gull Lake vs. Kalamazoo Central (Gull Lake 11-6)
Concord vs. Homer (Homer 14-3)
Maple Valley vs. Lake Odessa-Lakewood (Maple Valley 3-14)
Jackson Northwest vs. Marshall (Marshall 15-1)
Olivet vs. Leslie (Olivet 12-4)
Jonesville vs. Quincy (Quincy 1-15)
Scores from Thursday, February 19th
Bronson 56, Mendon 48 (Bronson 6-9)
Burr Oak 41, Tekonsha 18 (Tekonsha 4-10)