Kalamazoo Central defeated SMAC East rival Lakeview 54-34 in Monday’s regional semifinal girls basketball at Gull Lake. After a back-and-forth first quarter, the Maroon Giants won the second quarter 16-3 and maintained a double-digit lead from there.
Morasha Wiggins led KC with 19 points, including 12 in the third quarter, plus seven rebounds. Alaila Walker added 15 points for the Maroon Giants. The lone Spartan senior Brazyll Watkins had 19 points her squad, which finishes the season at 13-2.
K-Central improves to 14-1 and faces East Lansing (15-0) in Wednesday’s regional championship at 6 p.m. from Gull Lake, which you can hear live via JoeInsider.com. Listen back to Monday’s regional broadcast here.
Kalamazoo Central statistics
Morasha Wiggins 19 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Alaila Walker 15 points, 2 assists, 2 steals
Kynnedy Brown 9 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists
Amirah Scott 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Kendal VanDam 2 points, 7 rebounds
Laila Vincent 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 blocks
Onishka Serrano 1 rebound
Brazyll Watkins 19 points
Addison Hutson 8 points
Peyton Russell 2 points
Madalyn Belmore 2 points
Aisling Rankin 1 point