It was a packed Battle Creek Central Fieldhouse on Friday and the fans in attendance sure received a treat of a ball game. In a game that saw just five lead changes and four ties, the Battle Creek Central Bearcats were able to pull out a 66-61 victory over the Lakeview Spartans at Chuck Turner Court. No matter what the teams' records were, there was no doubt that both teams provided exciting basketball.

The Bearcats (7-6) have now won five straight and seven of their last eight. The bench stepped up for Central, as sophomore Demetrius Craig led the way with 20 points, including four scores from long range. Wendell White added 11 in limited time, due to early foul trouble. Austin Johnson scored nine and DaMonte Thomas chipped in seven off the bench.

Senior TJ Fisk scored a game-high 24 points for the Spartans (1-9) while grabbing six boards on the night. Hunter Bost put in 12, with eight coming in the fourth quarter. Guard Gavin Homer, who had only scored 18 points on the season in nine games, scored a season-high nine points in the loss.

Here are the rest of the scores, as Harper Creek and Pennfield both earn Interstate 8 victories, and St. Philip falls on the road in a battle of South Central Athletic Association leaders.

Friday, January 30th
Boys Basketball
Game of the Night
Battle Creek Central 66, Lakeview 61
BC Central 7-6 (4-1 SMAC East) - Lakeview 1-9 (0-4 SMAC East)

Harper Creek 67, Jackson Northwest 38 (Harper Creek 10-1)
Pennfield 59, Parma Western 52 (Pennfield 8-4)
Hillsdale Academy 72, St. Philip 63 (St. Philip 8-4)
Ann Arbor Rudolph Steiner 78, Calhoun Christian 28 (Calhoun Christian 1-11)

Concord 51, Athens 29 (Athens 3-6)
Bellevue 40, Pittsford 34 (Bellevue 7-4)
Climax-Scotts 43, Waldron 40 (Climax-Scotts 10-2)
Kalamazoo Hackett 59, Galesburg-Augusta 52 (Galesburg-Augusta 3-10)
Mattawan 60, Gull Lake 47 (Gull Lake 1-10)
Homer 63, Jonesville 55 (Homer 7-4)
Coldwater 68, Marshall 60 (Marshall 6-4)
Olivet 55, Maple Valley 46 (Olivet 6-5, Maple Valley 1-10)
Quincy 65, Reading 36 (Quincy 9-0)
Tekonsha 57, Camden-Frontier 26 (Tekonsha 2-8)
Union City 62, Springport 31 (Union City 10-1)

Girls Basketball
Lakeview 49, Battle Creek Central 42 (Lakeview 6-5, BC Central 4-9)
Jackson Northwest 48, Harper Creek 39 (Harper Creek 6-6)
Pennfield 61, Parma Western 48 (Pennfield 6-6)
Ann Arbor Rudolph Steiner 29, Calhoun Christian 26 (Calhoun Christian 6-7)

Bronson vs. Cassopolis (Bronson 7-2)
Waldron 50, Climax-Scotts 48 (Climax-Scotts 8-4)
Galesburg-Augusta 36, Kalamazoo Hackett 28 (Galesburg-Augusta 10-4)
Gull Lake 39, Mattawan 35 (Gull Lake 8-5)
Homer 35, Jonesville 31 (Homer 10-3)
Olivet 51, Maple Valley 23 (Olivet 8-4, Maple Valley 2-11)
Marshall 47, Coldwater 40 (Marshall 11-1)
Reading 54, Quincy 31 (Quincy 1-11)

Saturday, January 31st
Boys Basketball
Marshall vs. Jackson Lumen Christi (Marshall 6-4)

Girls Basketball
Concord vs. Climax-Scotts (Climax-Scotts 8-4)
Marshall vs. Jackson Lumen Christi (Marshall 11-1)