The Pennfield Panthers have always been known for their football, but it helped Tuesday night in the closing moments with the Jackson Northwest Mounties. With the two teams tied at 42 with 8.5 seconds left, the Panthers had three quarters of the floor to give themselves a chance to win. A phenomenal touchdown pass from senior Brandun Rugg to sophomore Deviare Todd that was right under the Mounties basket and put in with two seconds left game the Panthers a 44-42 lead. A late free throw by freshman Grant Petersen gave the Panthers a 45-42 victory, moving them to 6-2 on the season.

Senior center Ryan Lowe scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds to go with eight blocks for the Panthers. Todd, playing in his first game of the season after transferring from Battle Creek Central, added seven points including the game winner.

Blake Ryan, one of Northwest's (2-4) senior forwards, scored 14 points in the loss including all eight of the Mounties points in the third quarter.

Here are the rest of the scores from Tuesday, including Harper Creek and Climax-Scotts suffering their first losses of the season, and Battle Creek Central keeps rolling.

Tuesday, Janauary 20th
Boys Basketball
Game of the Night
Pennfield 45, Jackson Northwest 42
Pennfield 6-2 (3-2 Interstate 8) - Jackson Northwest 2-4 (1-4 Interstate 8)

Battle Creek Central 62, Gull Lake 39 (BC Central 4-6, Gull Lake 0-8)
Parma Western 78, Harper Creek 67 (Harper Creek 7-1)
Burr Oak 80, Calhoun Christian 22 (Calhoun Christian 1-6)

Jackson Christian 56, Climax-Scotts 34 (Climax-Scotts 8-1)
Kalamazoo Christian 68, Galesburg-Augusta 37 (Galesburg-Augusta 1-8)
Homer 66, Athens 38 (Homer 6-3, Athens 2-5)
Delton 52, Maple Valley 36 (Delton 3-4, Maple Valley 1-5)
Charlotte 78, Marshall 64 (Marshall 6-2)
Lakewood-Lake Odessa 70, Olivet 69 (Olivet 4-4)
Quincy 70, Springport 25 (Quincy 7-0)
Reading vs. Union City (Union City 6-1)

Girls Basketball
Gull Lake 55, Battle Creek Central 38 (Gull Lake 5-5, BC Central 4-7)
Harper Creek 40, Parma Western 27 (Harper Creek 5-4)
Jackson Northwest 53, Pennfield 36 (Pennfield 5-4)
Calhoun Christian 37, Burr Oak 33 (Calhoun Christian 5-5)

Delton 47, Maple Valley 43 - OT (Delton 2-5, Maple Valley 2-7)
Galesburg-Augusta 46, Kalamazoo Christian 34 (Galesburg-Augusta 8-3)
Homer 54, Jackson Vandercook Lake 42 (Homer 7-3)
Marshall 56, Charlotte 23 (Marshall 9-1)
Olivet 56, Lake Odessa Lakewood 51 (Olivet 7-3)