Trojans race past Falcons

CONSTANTINE — Constantine’s boys’ basketball team ran into a balanced Sturgis ballclub and dropped a 52-28 non-conference decision Tuesday.
Sturgis raced out to a 21-10 advantage after one period and took a 33-14 lead into halftime.
Brecken Stewart had 18 points and nine rebounds for Sturgis. Matt Polzin added 16 points and five boards and Brandon Wetzel had nine points and eight assists.
Constantine got 10 points and two steals from Evan Herschbach. Anthony Evilsizor chipped in six points, six rebounds and had three steals. Seth Wright and Nolan Malcom scored five points each for the Falcons.

Centreville 54, Lake Michigan Catholic 49 overtime
CENTREVILLE — Centreville outscored visiting St. Joe Lake Michigan Catholic 10-5 in overtime to walk away with a 54-49 win Tuesday.
“It was a good first win. We played through adversity and kept fighting to stay in the game when it looked difficult at times. We didn’t shoot well from the free throw line, but forced turnovers when it was critical,” said Centreville coach Mike Hunter.
“We obviously have some things to work at and improve upon so we can play competitively in future games.”
Centreville trailed LMC 12-8 after one period, 21-20, entering halftime before evening the game up at 32-32 going into the fourth quarter. The game was tied at 44-44 at the end of regulation.
Coletin Gascho led the way for Centreville with 19 points. Brady Reynolds added 10, Hayden Stauffer seven, Alex Stafford six and Ross Hunter and Tyler Carpenter chipped in five each. Nick Weber added two points for the winners.
Centreville made 17 field goals, including three three-pointers, and shot 17-of-38 at the foul stripe.
Corey Seger scored 22 points for Lake Michigan Catholic.

Burr Oak 56, White Pigeon 41
BURR OAK — Host Burr Oak outscored White Pigeon 15-2 in the fourth quarter to take a 56-41 non-conference win over the Chiefs.
“We fell apart in the second half and didn’t execute well enough to win tonight. It’s going to be a process, but these kids will get better. I thought we played a good first half,” said White Pigeon coach Jeff Baechler.
Noah Krull had 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots for White Pigeon. Kam Garten added 11 points for the Chiefs. Mikel Watkins scored six points to go with five assists and two steals. Austin Yoder added six points and six boards. Gavin Kopf had six rebounds for White Pigeon, which turned the ball over 21 times.
White Pigeon trailed Burr Oak 15-13 after one period, but outscored its hosts 16-8 in the second period for a 29-23 halftime lead. The Bobcats outscored the Chiefs 33-12 in the second half.

Howardsville 75, Lakeside Prep Academy 31
HOWARDSVILLE — Dylan Jergens scored 36 points and Luke Withers poured in 22 to lead Howardsville Christian School to an easy 75-31 win over visiting Lakeside Prep Academy.
Jergens finished with four assists and three steals. Withers pulled down 11 rebounds to go with four steals. Jordan Rose added 10 points for the Eagles and four steals. David Cripps finished with seven points. Logan Cornwell had five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Union City 70, Colon 26
UNION CITY — Colon dropped its season opener at Union City 70-26.
Chase Tomlinson paced the Magi with 10 points, Dane Wilson chipped in seven, while Harrison Sillings scored six points and Garrick Yaudes three.
Clayton Wolf hauled down 10 rebounds for Colon, while Daniel Alva had three steals.
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