The Three Rivers girls basketball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday in the opening round of regional action.
Taking on a 15-6 Stevensville Lakeshore squad in the Class B contest, Three Rivers couldn’t recover from a rash of turnovers, falling by a score of 44 to 35.
The Wildcats end their season with a 22-2 record.
Boys basketball tournament action continues tonight. Class B contests involving local teams feature 5-15 Three Rivers against a 12-8 Vicksburg squad, tipping off at 6 o’clock in Edwardsburg. We’ll carry the game on WRCI 97.1 FM, with the pre-game show getting underway at 5:50. We’ll also stream the broadcast at WRCIRadio.com.
The nightcap from Edwardsburg pits 12-8 Sturgis against 11-9 Paw Paw.
In Class C, White Pigeon High School will be the venue for a 6 p.m. game between Marcellus and Decatur, followed by White Pigeon taking on Constantine.
In Class D at Athens High School, Howardsville Christian tips off against Climax-Scotts at 6. That game precedes Colon against Athens.
Three Rivers High School girls basketball team is District 34 champ, thanks to a 50-23 victory Friday over Sturgis.
The 22-1, Lady Cats move on to regional action Tuesday, when they take on 13-7 Stevensville-Lakeshore at 6 p.m. in Coloma, and we’ll carry the game on WRCI 97.1 FM, with the pre-game show getting underway at 5:50. We’ll also stream the broadcast at WRCIRadio.com.
Meanwhile, boys basketball tournament play begins today. In Class B action, Sturgis will battle Edwardsburg. Class C play will see White Pigeon host Cassopolis and Centreville take on Quincy. In Class D, Colon plays Burr Oak and the showcase game of the night features 18-2 Mendon against 19-1 Climax-Scotts in a battle of state-ranked teams taking place at Athens High School.
Three Rivers, Marcellus, Constantine and Howardsville Christian all drew first-round byes and will begin their tournament play Wednesday.
Girls basketball teams in Three Rivers and Constantine were among the local winners in the opening round of district action Monday.
In Class B, Three Rivers upped its record to 20-1 after topping league foe Paw Paw, 63-38, in Three Rivers.
History was made in the game, as junior Teagan Reeves became the school’s all-time leading girls’ scorer, surpassing Amy Newell. Her 27 points on the night also put her over 1,000 career points in her three years on the varsity squad..
Three Rivers will play again Wednesday, hosting Edwardsburg at 7:15 p.m.
Meanwhile, in Class C play, Constantine slipped by White Pigeon, 42-37 for its second win of the season. The Falcons move on to play Decatur Wednesday in Marcellus.
Also in a Class C contest, Centreville fell to Union City, 35-31.
In Class D, Colon was beaten by Athens, 72-31. The Magi finish the season with a 9-11 record.
Mendon, Sturgis, Howardsville Christian and Burr Oak drew first-round byes and will open post-season play Wednesday.
The Three Rivers girls basketball team claimed the inaugural Wolverine Conference championship game Thursday in Three Rivers.
The Wildcats improved their record to 19-1 after topping Plainwell for the second time this season, 44-39. Three Rivers represented the Wolverine Conference West Division, while Plainwell was the league’s East Division leader.
Junior Teagan Reeves scoffed a game-high 15 points and grabbed a team-leading 11 rebounds to aid the Three Rivers squad, which has won 13 games in a row.
With the loss, Plainwell’s record drops to 16-3.
Three Rivers hosts Paw Paw in a Class B district tournament game at 7 p.m. Monday.
The biggest boys basketball game of the season in St. Joseph County saw the home team come away victorious Tuesday.
The Mendon Hornets, who brought a 15-1 record into its non-conference game against Class D, No. 1-ranked Climax-Scotts, prevailed, 51-50. The loss was the first of the season for Climax-Scotts, which now has a 17-1 record.
No. 9-ranked Mendon took its first and only lead of the night on an Erik Batten jump shot with 24 seconds to play in the game.
The teams will meet again in a few weeks, when they face off in a district contest in Athens.
An English teacher at Sturgis High School has been named the recipient of the 2012 John E. Oster Award.
Stephanie Harker Schau, a 1985 graduate of Sturgis High School, was presented the award during a Monday luncheon sponsored by the Sturgis Rotary Club. Created by Oster’s widow, Jo Ellen, the John E. Oster memorial recognizes teaching excellence in Sturgis Public Schools.
Schau is the advisor of the Trojan Times high school newspaper and teaches dual-enrollment and Advanced Placement classes in English language arts.