PREVIEW: Portage Central Hosts Paw Paw

12-21 basketball

Listen live online Thursday evening on the Slocum Sports Network with Portage Central playing Paw Paw in boys and girls varsity basketball.   The girls game is scheduled for around a 5:45 p.m. start with the boys around 7:15 p.m.

It’s the second consecutive year these schools have met in late December, meeting this season in Portage after playing last season at Paw Paw.    Last year, the Paw Paw boys were 47-43 winners and the Portage Central girls were 43-29 victors.    These schools also met two seasons ago in boys play, won 57-32 by the Mustangs.

Both boys teams enter Tuesday at 2-1 and both teams fell in their opener to Mattawan, 55-54 for Paw Paw and 53-35 for PC.  Last week, Portage Central defeated Niles 63-52, then topped Harper Creek 55-32 Tuesday.   Paw Paw has wins over Wolverine Conference foes Vicksburg (79-61) and Plainwell (65-57).

The Portage Central girls sit at 3-2.   They dropped their opener 49-12 to Coldwater, then got wins over Lakeshore (38-22), Mattawan (40-34), and Niles (32-25).  They fell Tuesday 36-32 at Harper Creek.   Paw Paw has a 1-4 overall mark with a win over Vicksburg (44-41) and losses to Lakeshore (49-32), Dowagiac (47-42), Mattawan (52-29), and Plainwell (46-24).

Listen live to Thursday’s games online live on the Slocum Sports Network with the girls tipping around 5:45 p.m. and the boys around 7:15 p.m.

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