Basketball highlights in the Jackson area: boys from Hanover and Horton defend themselves against Lansing Catholic
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JACKSON – Saturday was a pivotal day in the championship races, and it also featured some fun, off-conference showdowns.
The boys ‘basketball team from Hannover-Horton used a strong defensive effort and balanced result to get past the previously undefeated Lansing Catholic while the girls’ basketball team from Parma Western tested its number 5 in Division 1.
Columbia Central girls’ basketball secured a dramatic win over Onsted in LCAA action, while the Leslie boys basketball team overtook rival Stockbridge in GLAC game.
Below you will find recaps, player stats and reactions to all preparatory basketball promotions in the Jackson area on Saturday, February 27th, 2021.
Hannover-Horton 62, Lansing Catholic 56
The Comets had a 17-11 lead in the first quarter of the game and fought back against the Cougars in the second half to claim a home win without a conference in a showdown between undefeated teams on Saturday.
Brogan Brockie finished the race on 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading Hanover-Horton, while Carson Sanders added 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals, Conner Mortimer added nine points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Kyler Rod had six points, three rebounds and three assists.
“It was a fight and both teams played hard and played well,” said Hannover-Horton head coach Chad Mortimer. “They are a very good team and coach (Brian) Dartt is an excellent coach. It’s a game we needed and the guys were focused and played well.
“I thought we defended really well and stood up to their size on the boards. Everyone has done a lot of positive things. It was a struggle in every possession and everyone did their part defensively. We did a really good job getting the ball against their traps. “
Charlotte 53, Jackson Northwest 45
The Orioles took a 33-23 lead at halftime and held the Mounties back in the second half to take a home win on Saturday without a conference.
Duncan Moffitt and JR Morrow each scored 12 points to accelerate the northwest, while Ethan Anspaugh added seven points.
Dexter 47, Parma Western 31
The Panthers dropped early and couldn’t make a comeback to the Dreadnaughts in the second half in a home defeat outside of the conference.
Trey Cottingham finished the race 13 points clear of Western (2-6), while Logan Baum added five points and Landon French scored seven rebounds at team level.
“It was a struggle to score all afternoon,” said western head coach Ryan Mulnix. “We shot badly and I give Dexter a lot of credit for that. They play an excellent defense and their size makes it really difficult to score on half the court. We had to make this a quick game but didn’t have enough energy to do that for 32 minutes. “
Manchester 45, Addison 37
The Flying Dutch finished the game on a 25-10 run to pass the Panthers and claim their first win at the Cascades Conference of the season on Saturday.
Ryan Mann finished the race on 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks to lead Manchester, while Anthony Bargardi added 15 points and Jaxon McGuigan had seven points and four assists.
Erie Mason 71, Grass Lake 54
The Eagles built a 37:19 lead in the first half and rolled past the Warriors in the second half to take a home win on Saturday without a conference.
Travis Fernamberg scored 17 points to lead the Warriors while Brennen Bargesser added 14 points and Carson Farley had 13 points.
Jonesville 59, Concord 48
The Comets used a 17-8 run in the second quarter to retreat from the Yellowjackets and held out for a home win at Saturday’s Big Eight Conference in the second half.
Isaereal Bynum and Brady Wright each scored 11 points to lead Jonesville, while Luke Dawson had 10 points, Conner Lauwers added nine points, and Damion Scharer had eight points.
Bobby Ward scored 15 points to bolster Concord while Graeley Sprague added 11 points and Mekhi Wingfield had seven points.
Homer 83, Quincy 42
Kyle Landis finished the race with 17 points and six rebounds to speed up the Trojans (6-1), while Damaso Lebron added 16 points, seven steals and five assists, Lowyind Pullen had 15 points and six rebounds and Dylan Butler had 12 points and had five steals.
Leslie 48, Stockbridge 42
The Blackhawks took advantage of an 11-4 run in the third quarter to create some separation and held on Saturday for a narrow GLAC win over the Panthers.
Tristan Feighner scored 18 points to speed up Leslie.
Jeremy Pilch and Noah Robidou each scored 12 points and led Stockbridge.
“I’m very proud of our efforts today,” said Leslie head coach Matt Johns. “We suffered a heavy defeat on Thursday when we were preparing for another big league game one day.”
Hillsdale 58, Hudson 56 (2OT)
The Hornets took an early 14: 8 lead, but could not fend off a rally of the Tigers in the second half as the game went into overtime. Hillsdale overtook Hudson in the extra sessions 12:10 and took a hard-fought LCAA victory on Saturday.
Jon Torres ended up on 10 points, five rebounds and five assists to speed Hillsdale, while Blake Schaffner added 15 points and Aidan Flannery had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Onsted 68, Columbia Central 58
Nico Hyliard finished the Golden Eagles with 11 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Cameron Adams added 11 points.
“We shot the ball well, but we have trouble doing the little things that great teams do,” said Troy Stewart, Columbia Central head coach. “I don’t think we’re a great team at this point, but when I watch a movie I see the potential we have to get there. Our defense efforts and rebound have to improve if we are to compete with the great teams and win. We compete with them, but the little things kill us.
“We had an excellent defensive and offensive performance from Nico Hyliard. He’s been pretty good for us for most of the year, but last night was by far his best game because he added on both ends of the floor. ”
Hastings 46, Lumen Christi 38
Olivet 75, Springport 43
Adrian 60, East Jackson 29
Columbia Central 42, Onsted 39 (OT)
The Golden Eagles failed to fend off a Wildcats rally in the fourth quarter, but beat their opponents 5-3 in extra time to take a decisive road win in the LCAA championship race.
Zoie Bamm finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds, leading Columbia Central while Gracelyn Miller added 11 points.
Lumen Christi 42, Hastings 27
The Titans took a 25-10 lead at halftime and held Hastings back in the second half for a win at Saturday’s Interstate Eight Conference.
Caitee Webster finished the race on 12 points and 10 rebounds, leading Lumen Christi (4-3), while Chloe Pryson added 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals, Khiya Hunt added eight points, eight rebounds and three steals and Anna Doane added eight points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
East Lansing 65, Parma Western 50
The Panthers suffered their first defeat of the 2021 season by East Lansing in 5th place on Saturday. The Trojans were 18-8 ahead and used a 19-10 run in the third quarter to retreat in the second half.
Hillary Griffin finished Western with 21 points, three rebounds, four assists and five steals, while Reece Hitt added 14 points and three assists, Alyssa Gennety 10 points and Lilli Luma seven points, seven rebounds and seven steals.
Stockbridge 72, Leslie 30
Gwen Rogozinski finished the game on 24 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead the Panthers, while Madison Mazuca added 18 points and six rebounds, Kaylee Dalton had 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Chelsey Asquith had eight points and eight rebounds.
Hillsdale 48, Hudson 42
The Hornets used an even goal attack to fend off Hudson and claim a Lenawee County Athletic Association home win on Saturday.
Sarah Korn finished on 18 points to lead Hillsdale while Megan Rufenacht added 12 points, Grace Terpening had seven points and Shea Woodard added six points.
Jackson Christian 36, East Jackson 33
Paiton Hollowood finished the game with 14 points, leading Jackson Christian while Maggie Hollowood added 12.
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