The Pennfield High School varsity boys’ basketball team traveled to Eaton Rapids High School on Saturday afternoon for the MHSAA district championship game against I-8 rival Marshall High School. The Panthers were looking to add a district title to their I-8 regular season championship. Pennfield did that by defeating the Redhawks 58-38 to improve their overall record to 17-2 on the season.
The Panthers came out of the gate quickly and jumped to a 17-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. They held a 33-21 lead at halftime and extended their lead to 42-26 after three quarters of play on their way to a convincing victory.
Junior, guards Luke Davis and Aiden Burns led the team in scoring with 16 points and 14 points respectively. Senior, Ryne Petersen added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists , Fellow seniors, Shawn Gardner and Gavin Liggett added 8 and 7 rebounds each.
The varsity boys’ basketball team will advance to the MHSAA regional tournament at Williamston High School on Tuesday, March 30th. They will face I-8 rival Western High School in the first semifinal game beginning at 5:30pm.