Game results from Monday night basketball
Hillsdale Academy’s Jacob Neukom had 17 points and Joel Mekelburg had 12 points. Conner Welden also had 10 points. The Hillsdale Academy Colts drop to an overall record of 11-2 (10-1 SCAA). Their next game is Wednesday at home versus North Adams Jerome. After that, the Colts travel to Camden-Frontier to close out the season. The Colts then move on to District games where they will have a first round bye, and will face the winner of a Waldron and Camden-Frontier matchup. The games will be hosted by Pittsford, and game times can be found at the MHSAA website.
North Adams-Jerome 48
Will Carleton Academy 42
The Will Carleton Academy Cougars entered Monday night’s game with a significant losing streak. Having lost three in a row, the Will Carleton Academy basketball team was looking for a bounce back game against the North Adams-Jerome Rams. The Rams were looking to get their first win of a very tough season for their school. They lost their last matchup to Battle Creek St. Phillip 55-35. Both teams were looking to end their losing streaks on Monday, and the on-court battle between the Rams and the Cougars would result in North Adams-Jerome getting their first win on the season. The final score, 48-42, reflects the tough road they had to travel to get that first win of their season. For WCA, it is their fourth straight loss in a row, and they drop to 6-8 overall this year.
The first quarter was a close contest for both teams. WCA’s Rylee Jackson was able to hit a three-pointer to help get the Cougars rolling. They would finish with 11 points in the opening minutes. North Adams-Jerome would get quick points in transition and off rebounds from Casey Loper, who had nine of the team’s 12 points in the first quarter. Hayden Drawe had a three-pointer to help get the team to that one point advantage over the Cougars. By the second quarter’s end, WCA had retaken the lead with a 21-18 point advantage going into halftime. That would come from the 10 points WCA scored in the second quarter, with a three-point shot from Max Thielen and five points from Raymon Brown. The six points from NA-J was enough to pull the Rams within three points when they headed to the locker room. It was a one possession deficit for the winless Rams, who saw victory within their grasp but they would need a strong second half to get there.
The 10 points WCA would score in the third quarter would be just under the Rams’ 13 points. A three-pointer from NA-J’s Hayden Drawe helped bring the Rams closer to the lead of the Cougars. When both teams entered the fourth quarter, they were tied 31-31. The Rams would use an offensive attack led by Casey Loper to get a game high 17 points to close out the second half. The WCA Cougars would only manage 11 points, but nine of those points came from triples made by Ramon Brown, Clemmie Gadwood, and Max Thielen. It was a good effort from the Cougars, but they were not able to stop Casey Loper from getting points all night. Loper would have 13 of the 17 points scored by the Rams to win the game.
Scoring from the Rams came from three players. Casey Loper had 32 points on the night. Jace Brink had four points. Hayden Drawe had 12 points. The WCA Cougars were led by Raymon Brown who had 12 points. Rylee Jackson had five points. Will Thielen had two points. Clemmie Gadwood had 10 points. Izzy Thielen had two points. Max Thielen would have 11 points.
Both teams have games to close out the final season before meeting again in the opening rounds of District play. Game times can be found at the MHSAA website.
Adrian Lenawee Christian 46
The Jonesville Boys basketball team had dropped their second match to the Homer Trojans last Friday. It would drop them to 11-2 on the season. While Jonesville already has it’s District bracket decided, there was still a lot for the Comets to play for this season going into tournament play. They would have two games to end the season this week. They would play Adrian Lenawee Christian and Bronson. Bronson, which will be on the road, is the last game on their schedule. First up was a final home game against ALC. ALC entered the game with a 3-9 record after losing to Dexter. The non-conference game between Jonesville and ALC would be another step for both teams to improve their winning records this season, as well as try and improve before tournament play. It would be the bounce back game the Jonesville Comets needed, winning 68-46. The Comets improved to 12-2 on the year, and look to finish off with another win to close out their season with a 13-2 overall record.
First quarter action saw the Jonesville Comets jump out to a 22-14 lead courtesy of a couple triples from their team. They would continue to build the momentum going into halftime with a 18 point tally in the second quarter. The score going into halftime would be 40-25 in favor of Jonesville. The second half would produce similar results for both teams. The Comets would continue to make shots and had a 17 point third quarter with 11 points to close the game. The final score would be 68-46, and is another game this season where the Jonesville Comets were able to outscore their opponents by double digits.
Scoring for the Comets was led by Luke Dawson who had 16 points. Isareal Bynum had nine points and nine rebounds. Connor Lauwers had 10 points including eight assists. Carter La Mothe had three points. Kaden Playford had six points. Brady Wright had six points. Tyler Scholfield had 12 points. Damion Scharer had six points and seven rebounds.
District Brackets and game times for Jonesville including their final game against Bronson can be found at the MHSAA Website.