Roundball Roundup: Dowagiac wins 1st district title in 30 years

The Dowagiac girls basketball team hasn't won a district title since 1978.

Until now.

The Lady Chieftains defeated Lakeshore 47-45 Friday night to win the Class B District Championship.

All-time leading scorer Katy Stuppy led the way with 18 points.

Torie Lowe scored 15 for the Chieftains.

Next week will be a busy one for coach Greg Blomgren, who also runs the Chieftains boys program.

He will have a boys or girls basketball playoff game every weeknight next until one of his teams loses.

Dowagiac will face Byron Center in the Regional semifinals on Tuesday at Paw Paw.

Paw Paw will face Holland Christian in the other regional semifinal. Paw Paw defeated Parchment 51-46 on Friday.
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In Class A, 26 points from Destiny Williams wasn't enough for Benton Harbor in the District Championship against Hudsonville.

Hudsonville won 66-48.

Hudsonville was red hot from the land of three in the 1st quarter, hitting on six of its seven attempts in the opening frame.
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In Class C, Bridgman overcame a big 1st quarter deficit to defeat Brandywine to win the District Championship.

Brandywine opened up an 11-2 heading into the 2nd quarter.

That's when Bridgman scored 11 straight points to take the lead 13-11.

The game remained close the rest of the way as Bridgman won 31-27.

Sarah Svoboda led the way with 10 points.

Bridgman will face Athens in Regionals on Tuesday at Bronson High School.

Constantine is moving on to the other Regional semifinal at Bronson as well.

Constantine defeated Mendon 38-33 to win the Centreville District Championship.

Emilee Komins led the way with 17 points. Brigette Casselman added 8.

Constantine led by one at halftime, but trailed 23-22 heading into the 4th quarter.

Constantine will face Galesburg-Augusta in Regional on Tuesday at Bronson.

Galesburg-Augusta ended Schoolcraft's season with a double overtime.


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