Afternoon arrival of sleet or freezing rain prompts first night of quarterfinals play to be pushed back to Tuesday. All quarterfinal and semifinal games pushed back one night, according to host school AD Dow
BULLETIN — Due to inclement weather and travel conditions, Monday’s games (Feb. 5, 2018) in the Carroll-Livingston Activity Association high school basketball tournament were postponed.
Weather/travel conditions permitting, Monday’s games will be played Tuesday with Tuesday’s through Thursday’s games moved back one day, according to William Dow, athletics director of host Tina-Avalon School. If that revised schedule is able to be executed, all six trophy-round games will take place Saturday at to-be-announced times.
TINA — The first two games of the 2018 Carroll-Livingston Activity Association high school basketball tournament went as anticipated Saturday, sending the No. 8-seeded teams into the quarterfinals.
The boys’ game included surely one of the highest-scoring performances in the tourney’s long history with Tina-Avalon Dragon Connor Jenkins riddling Breckenridge for 49 points in a 93-31 tripling.
T-A (3-17), which had only seven available players, not only received the nearly-half-century points total from Jenkins, who knocked down three of his six treys and scored 17 points in the last stanza, but also eight 3-pointers and 30 points from Chand-ler Colliver.
Breckenridge (0-15), which had only the minimum five players in uniform, was paced offensively by Jayden Lewis’ four triples and 15 points.
As a result of its win, Tina-Avalon will meet top seed Southwest Livingston tonight at 8:15.
The close girls’ division contest went to Mendon: Northwestern, 51-48 over 5-player Breckenridge.
The victorious Lady Eagles (8-13) had to overcome a strong start by the Lady Bulldogs (1-14), who came close to earning the right to play twice more this week in the annual event at Tina-Avalon School.
Led by Jayde Keithley’s six tallies and with four of its five players producing points, Breckenridge took a 13-6 lead into the second quarter and reached half-time ahead 24-20.
Northwestern (8-13) then ratcheted up its intensity level and execution, doubling its first-half points total in the third stanza to go ahead, 40-38.
The Lady Eagles then staved off the determined BHS squad, which undercut its chances with 1-of-6 free-throw shooting in the last segment.
Georganne Zahner led Northwestern’s offense with 20 points – all in the first three quarters. Held scoreless in the first half and to two tallies through three stanzas, usual NHS top gun Kelsie Speichinger got going in the last eight minutes to net 10 total.
Keithley popped in 19 to lead the Lady Bulldogs, who had at least six markers from each player.
Northwestern’s girls will go against No. 1 seed Southwest Livingston tonight at 7 o’clock.
Information on each night’s games will be posted on this website as soon as possible after the games.