Portage Central will play for a boys basketball district championship after knocking out host St. Joseph with a 58-48 win Thursday evening. Grant Pikkaart had a game-high 23 points plus eight rebounds for the Mustangs.
The win moves PC to 7-5 and sets up a championship game against Portage Northern, who upset Kalamazoo Central in the adjacent semifinal. The Mustangs defeated the Huskies 56-44 in their lone meeting on March 16. The finale will be 6 p.m. at St. Joe Saturday. The Bears finish at 9-7.
Portage Central statistics
Grant Pikkaart 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists
Will Juday 16 points, 2 steals
Caleb Johnson 6 points
Jackson Gwin 4 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals
Zach MacDonald 4 points, 1 assist
Matt Walsh 2 points, 1 rebound
Zane Graham 2 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
JT Wright 1 point, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals
Bobby Hicks 1 rebound
St. Joseph statistics unavailable