Portage Central boys basketball edged Lakeview at home 50-46 Tuesday evening, keeping the Mustangs unbeaten through six games.
PC exploded with an 18-5 second quarter, giving them a 23-15 lead at halftime. The Spartans were able to battle back, leading to a back-and-forth affair throughout the fourth quarter.
Grant Pikkaart topped the Mustang offense with 16 points, going 12-14 at the free throw line. Hunter Young scored 13 points and Luke Leto just missed a double-double on nine points and nine boards. Lakeview’s Tommy Moore III was the overall leader with 21 points.
Portage Central moves to 6-0 and hosts crosstown foe Portage Northern Friday in a game you can hear live via JoeInsider.com. Lakeview (5-2) travels to Loy Norrix Friday.
Portage Central statistics
Grant Pikkaart 16 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block
Hunter Young 13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
Luke Leto 9 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals
Zach MacDonald 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Jake Drews 2 points, 1 rebound
Smith Moore 2 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Matt Walsh 2 points, 1 rebound
Norm Bowman 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
Ryan Dorff 4 rebounds, 1 steal
JT Wright 1 rebound, 2 assists
Lakeview statistics were unavailable