Big 4th earns Bremen 4th straight
Bremen put up an eye-popping 23 points in the fourth quarter to break a 24-all tie and beat Bethany Christian 47-38 on the road Thursday.
Kailee Feldman put up a game-high 17 points, while fellow senior Jenna Pfeiffer finished with 15 in the Lady Lions win, their fourth straight.
Bethany was led by 13 and 11 points, respectively from Hanna Hochstetler and Gina Gautsche.
Bremen moves to an even 6-6 on the season and will return to Northern State Conference play as the Lions host LaVille Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
• BREMEN 47, BETHANY CHRISTIAN 38
Score by quarters
Bremen: 11 15 24 47
Bethany: 11 17 24 38
BREMEN (47): Brooke Baker 2, Kailee Feldman 17, Shayna Graverson 0, Jenessa Morris 0, Jenna Pfeiffer 15, Allison Shorter 5, Sara Slabaugh 8, Brooke Snyder 0, Megan Stouder 0.
BETHANY CHRISTIAN (38): Marie Bontrager 0, Gina Gautsche 11, Hanna Hochstetler 13, Laken Richer 2, Natalie Thorne 7, Malaina Weldy 5, Alena Yoder 0.
Records: Bremen 6-6, Bethany 6-8
8th grade boys basketball
Lincoln beats LaPorte
The Lincoln eighth grade boys basketball team hosted and defeated LaPorte Kesling 51-32 Thursday night.
The Red Storm (13-2) built a 24-16 cushion at intermission before burying Kesling in the second half.
Josh Anders led the Red Storm with 14 points, and Jack Barron and Braydon Davidson each netted eight. Matt Friar added six points, and Cam Eveland finished with five. Sam Stone chipped in four points and accounted for numerous deflections, loose balls and steals.
The Red Storm host Milford on Monday night.
7th grade boys basketball
Lincoln loses on buzzer-beater; B team completes perfect season
The Lincoln seventh grade boys basketball team lost a thrilling game to LaPorte Kesling on a 3-pointer as time expired, 45-42.
A previous 3-point shot by Ryan Carmichael tied the score at 42 with 15 seconds left. Kesling then called timeout and after some solid defense by the Red Storm, the ball ended up in the hands of a player from Kesling who hadn’t scored, and he knocked in a long buzzer-beater for the win.
Nick Felke and Carmichael combined to bury eight 3s in the game and led the team in scoring with 18 and 16 points respectively.
Lincoln has a 12-3 record heading into Monday’s game against Milford.
The Lincoln seventh grade boys B team finished the season undefeated in another exciting game at Kesling, meanwhile. Chase Johnson made a free throw with the scored tied and only 0.8 seconds left to give the Redstorm a 18-17 win in the second game.
The Red Storm outscored Kesling 12-6 in the second half and held their opponents to two points in the final quarter to secure the win. Leading the way in scoring was Michael Johnson with seven points while Chase chipped in five points.
Men’s college basketball
OT not enough in Chargers home conference opener
The Ancilla men’s basketball team (6-5, 0-1 MCCAA) stretched its home opener in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) to an extra five minutes of overtime, but found itself on the wrong end of a 98-92 final against Muskegon Community College (10-4, 1-0 MCCAA).
The host Chargers took a 47-40 lead into the locker room at the half after a half court buzzer-beater from leading scorer Andre Hampton. Hampton and Marc Constable, who both played in their first game of the season, led Ancilla with 39 and 22 points respectively.
Muskegon came out on fire in the second half, stretching its lead to 65-56 with 10:22 remaining in the game. The Chargers fought back to tie the game at 83 by the end of regulation with a reverse layup by Josh Wilson with 4.7 seconds remaining. Muskegon proceeded to score the first five points in overtime and traded buckets with Ancilla the rest of the way to hold on for the victory.
Jordan Coe added 19 points and six rebounds, while the Chargers were led on the glass by Argos grad Ben Gilbert’s 10 rebounds.
Ancilla starts a busy stretch of three games in five days by traveling to Jackson Community College (7-6, 0-1 MCCAA) on Monday in the Charger Arena at the LifePlex of Plymouth. The Chargers’ next home game is Wednesday against Lansing Community College (5-10, 1-0 MCCAA). Both games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s college basketball
Lady Chargers drop conference opener
After a strong first half performance against NJCAA No. 18 Muskegon Community College (11-3, 1-0 MCCAA), the Ancilla women’s basketball team (0-10, 0-1 MCCAA) struggled to keep up in the second half, falling to the visiting Jayhawks 85-68 in their Michigan Community College Athletic Association opener.
Ancilla kept the game close during the first half, trailing 37-32 at halftime.
The Chargers were led by Brittany Cook’s 21 points and eight rebounds. Katrina Vannoy added 18 points and five rebounds, while North Judson’s Rebecca Bunkowfst dropped in 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Natasha Ware contributed 12 points off the bench.
Ancilla starts next week on the road at Jackson Community College (10-3, 1-0 MCCAA) on Monday. The Chargers’ next home game is on Wednesday when they host Lansing Community College (10-2, 1-0 MCCAA) in the Charger Arena at the LifePlex of Plymouth.. Both games start at 5:30 p.m.