Niles knocks off Lakeshore in battle of Michigan boys hoops unbeatens

It was the biggest high school basketball game in Southwest Michigan in years--Undefeated and 2nd ranked Lakeshore on the road at fellow unbeaten and Big 16 rival Niles.

The Vikings wouldn't be denied in front of a big home crowd, handing the Lancers their first loss of the season, 53-38.

Niles jumped out to a 6-0 lead before Lakeshore scored the final nine points of the 1st quarter to take a 9-6 lead into the 2nd quarter. The Vikings rebounded to take a 22-21 lead into halftime.

Niles extended the lead to 37-30 heading to the 4th and then pulled away for the victory.
In the girls game, Niles led 23-19 at the half and scored the opening bucket of the 3rd to go up by six.

Lakeshore scored the next 10 points and never trailed again, holding on for the 43-40 victory.

Niles senior Maureen Craig was recognized after the game for becoming the school's all-time leader in the 3 point shooting.

In other Big 16 girls action, the St. Joe Lady Bears improved to 10-0 with a 71-56 win over Benton Harbor.
Bi-County Boys Scores:
Bremen 60, Argos 37
New Prairie at Oregon-Davis ppd. to Jan. 18
Triton 46, Culver 33
John Glenn 57, LaVille 47

Bi-County Girls Scores:
New Prairie at Oregon-Davis ppd. to Jan. 18
Culver 45, Triton 40
LaVille 42, John Glenn 41

Indiana Boys Scores:
Bowman Academy 79, Culver Academy 33
Concord 57, Elkhart Central 28
Mishawaka Marian 100, South Bend Trinity 54
Munster 64, Michigan City 42
Northridge 61, Penn 45
NorthWood 62, Lakeland 49
South Bend St. Joseph's 59, Gary Roosevelt 50
West Noble 49, Jimtown 37

Indiana Girls Scores:
Fairfield 36, Elkhart Central 12
Gary West 71, South Bend Clay 48
Mishawaka 55, Goshen 54
Mishawaka Marian 66, South Bend Trinity 35
South Bend Washington 85, South Bend Riley 43
Whitko 68, Wawasee 24

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