The odds were already against the Lakeview Spartans as they traveled to Sturgis Tuesday night.

Not only is it a place that has been tough to play, they had to manage getting around a much taller squad that included a 6'10" center in Trojans senior Ryan Schuller.

After starting out down 15-6 after the 1st quarter, sparked by a 10-0 Sturgis run, the Spartans climbed all they way back up the mountain. They just couldn't stake claim to a victory, falling 49-44 on the road in non-conference play.

Junior guard CJ Foster scored half of his team-high 12 points in the fourth quarter in the loss for the Spartans (1-6). Senior guard Gavin Homer added 10 points and Nick Adams put in eight in his first start of the season.

Sturgis (4-3) received a double-double from Schuller on the night with a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Tristan Stewart scored 12 in the win.

Here are the rest of the scores from Tuesday night...

Game of the Night
Sturgis 49, Lakeview 44
Sturgis 4-3 - Lakeview 1-6

Battle Creek Central vs. St. Joseph - Postponed to January 20
Parma Western 59, Harper Creek 49 (Harper Creek 4-4)
Pennfield 55, Jackson Northwest 44 (Pennfield 3-4)
St. Philip vs. North Adams-Jerome (St. Philip 4-5)

Concord 68, Athens 39 (Athens 1-6)
Bellevue 82, Litchfield 43 (Bellevue 6-2)
Climax-Scotts 80, Calhoun Christian 25 (Climax-Scotts 9-2, Calhoun Christian 3-6)
Delton 71, Martin 52 (Delton 3-5)
Loy Norrix 73, Gull Lake 46 (Gull Lake 0-8)
Homer 73, Springport 35 (Homer 5-3)
Marshall 82, Charlotte 78 - OT (Marshall 7-2)
Olivet 79, East Jackson 68 (Olivet 4-4)
Quincy 57, Jonesville 35 (Quincy 5-2)
Union City 49, Reading 35 (Union City 5-2)

Girls Basketball
St. Joseph vs. Battle Creek Central - Postponed to January 20
Harper Creek 59, Parma Western 42 (Harper Creek 6-2)
Jackson Northwest 52, Pennfield 33 (Pennfield 3-5)

Climax-Scotts 67, Calhoun Christian 14 (Climax-Scotts 9-1)
Martin 37, Delton 36 (Delton 1-9)
Perry 56, Maple Valley 29 (Maple Valley 1-9)
Marshall 56, Charlotte 12 (Marshall 9-1)
Olivet 58, Galesburg-Augusta 16 (Olivet 6-4, Galesburg-Augusta 6-4)