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Niles swept, Bobcats win pair of games

NILES — Another slow start and the inability to score points hurt the Niles boys basketball team again Tuesday night.

The Vikings were outscored 16-7 in the opening quarter of its SMAC non-divisional 58-40 loss to visiting Gull Lake.

Niles (2-12) had just four fewer field goals than the Blue Devils, who had 11 3-pointers compared to none by the Vikings.

The Vikings trailed 28-19 at halftime before being outscored 30-21 in the final two quarters.

Adrian Thomas had 14 points for Niles and was the lone Viking to reach double figures.

Jacob Louden had a game-high 17 points to lead Gull Lake.

In Richmond, visiting Niles dropped a 55-49 decision to the Blue Devils.

The game was close throughout, with Gull Lake holding a 41-40 lead heading into the final quarter, where it outscored the Vikings 14-9 to pull away to the win.

Alycia Patterson returned to the Niles (8-7) lineup and scored 11 points. Amara Palmer led the Vikings with 14 points.

Mackenzie Ford had a game-high 23 for Gull Lake.

The Vikings travel to Portage Central Friday night.

The Bobcats remained undefeated with its 57-42 non-conference girls basketball win over host Constantine Tuesday night.

Brandywine (15-0) raced out to a 22-2 first-quarter lead and never looked back. The Bobcats led 34-16 at halftime and by 21 points heading to the fourth quarter.

Zakiyyah Abdullah scored a game-high 21 points for Brandywine, which also got 13 points from Alexis Rhodes, 12 points from Kennedy Byrd and 11 points from Megan Schmidt.

Leah Dumm had 11 points for the Falcons. Regan Whitacker added 10 points.

The Brandywine boys team was also a winner Tuesday night as it knocked off host Constantine 65-49 to improve to 12-1 on the year.

The Bobcats jumped out to a 10-point lead after one quarter, but the Falcons trimmed that advantage to 34-31 by halftime. Brandywine took a 46-44 lead into the final quarter, where it held a 19-15 advantage on the scoreboard.

Caleb Byrd led a balanced Brandywine scoring attack with 19 points. Kendall Chrismon added 13 and Jordan Abrams 12.

Trey Salisbury scored 19 points to lead the Falcons, who also got 18 points from Davonte Conley.

The Bobcats travel to Comstock Friday night.


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