The Pennfield High School varsity boys’ basketball team opened the 2019 MHSAA Division 2 District tournament with a convincing 70-40 victory over Jonesville High School last night. The Panthers who are the host of this year’s district, will advance to the second semifinal game on Wednesday against Hillsdale High School. The win improves their overall record to 13-8.
Pennfield led the entire game against Jonesville, 21-15 after the first quarter and 34-24 at halftime. They extended that lead in the second half and cruised to the triumph. The Panthers had a well balanced offensive attack placing three players in double figures in scoring. Keagan Burns, Ryne Petersen and Luke Davis each scoring 14 points.
The MHSAA district tournament will continue on February 27th with the semifinal games beginning at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. The first game will feature the Olivet Eagles and the Marshall Redhawks, with Pennfield playing Hillsdale in the night cap. The winners will advance to the finals on Friday, March 1st at 7:00pm.