South Haven’s Brenden Williamson was a one Ram wrecking crew for much of the first half, and his 22 points, including four 3-pointers, led all game scorers. The Lancers offered a counter-punch as Austin Kiser fired on all cylinders to sink five 3-pointers, and teammates Micah Seats, J.J. Bushu, and Dylan Clem provided the two-three-four punch to outpace the Rams in a physical 65-48 game.
South Haven was kept in the game largely in part to Williamson’s gritty performance. Whether from the floor or in the air, Williamson powered the Rams in tight game. In the third quarter, Andre Cobbs (11 pts) landed some points, including three 3-pointers, before fouling out. No other Ram player scored in double-digits as the two combined for 33 of the 48 points.
Lakeshore’s Kiser had a soft touch from outside that led to several nothing-but-net 3-pointers which provided the Rams with an additional challenge in slowing down the Lancers. J.J. Bushu, after exiting briefly from the game because of a bloody nose, scored 17 points. Micah Seats’ 15 points as well as Dylan Clem’s 11 points provided the 35-16 points in the paint edge for Lakeshore.
Lakeshore will continue to host a tough district as it advances to face the Coloma Comets Wednesday night at 5:30 P.M. In the nightcap, defending state champion Benton Harbor will face a Buchanan Bucks squad that came back to top Berrien Springs 63-59 in overtime.