Down Night At The Den: HS Basketball – March 6
On a night where the St. Philip Tigers had a chance to earn a South Central Athletic Association divisional title, another champion would not let it happen. The Jackson Christian Royals were ahead by 15 after three quarters, but two senior leaders for the Tigers got them back in the game before they fell 59-54 Thursday night.
The loss for the Tigers gives them second place with Bellevue in the talented SCAA West, behind champion Climax-Scotts for the league title. Hunter Haley led all scorers with 24 points, including eight in the final quarter. Dreyson English put in 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter.
Theo Boyd led the Royals with 15 points, while Thomas Miller and Dakota Strahan each put in 12.
The two teams battle again next Wednesday in the Class D District Semifinals, also being played at St. Philip.
Here are the rest of the scores from the final night of the regular season in Boys Basketball.
Thursday, March 5th
Game of the Night
Jackson Christian 59, St. Philip 54
Jackson Christian 13-7 (11-3 SCAA East) - St. Philip 13-7 (11-4 SCAA West)
Harper Creek 84, St. Joseph 50 (Harper Creek 18-2)
Reading 74, Athens 49 (Athens 7-13)
Bellevue 53, Hillsdale Academy 47 - OT (Bellevue 15-5)
Coldwater 77, Bronson 60 (Bronson 7-13)
Climax-Scotts 62, North Adams-Jerome 45 (Climax-Scotts 15-5)
Kalamazoo Hackett 81, Delton 53 (Delton 10-9)
Schoolcraft 52, Galesburg-Augusta 39 (Galesburg-Augusta 5-15)
Hudsonville Unity Christian 60, Gull Lake 23 (Gull Lake 2-18)
Union City 74, Homer 59 (Union City 16-4, Homer 10-10)
Marshall 60, Portage Central 58 - OT (Marshall 9-11)
Quincy 75, Concord 65 (Quincy 19-1)
Pittsford 52, Tekonsha 42 (Tekonsha 5-14)