The host Berrien Springs boys basketball team got enough of a boost in the third quarter Friday to edge Three Rivers 55-49.
Berrien Springs, which is 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Wolverine Conference, was a devastating 10-for-27 (37 percent) from 3-point land and outrebounded Three Rivers 11-4 on the offensive glass.
Outscoring Three Rivers 22-15 in the third quarter was the difference for the Shamrocks, which trailed 23-22 at the break.
The Wildcats dropped to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the league. Alex Cottingham pulled the team’s offense along with 18 points. Adam Reed and Trenton Karle threw in six apiece, with Elijah Hamilton adding five, and Kyle Walczak, Johnel Stewart and Cam Cottingham posted four points each. Zak Zagon chipped in a pair of free throws and three rebounds.
Karle led the team with seven boards and Reed secured six for Three Rivers, which hit 18 of 38 shot attempts for a 47-percent clip.