When the Pioneer High School boys basketball entered the gym Bedford High School on Tuesday, they sat alone atop the Southeastern Conference Red division standings.
By the time they left they were in a three-way tie.
The Kicking Mules defeated Pioneer 64-41. With Huron defeating Skyline 78-54, the Pioneers, Kicking Mules and River Rats all have identical 8-2 conference records with two games left to play apiece.
Huron and Bedford play each other at Bedford on Feb. 28.
“I give Bedford a lot of credit. It was a must-win for them in terms of winning the conference,” Pioneer coach Rex Stanczak said. “They came out in the second half and smacked us around. (Story | Boxscore)
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Monroe 50, Saline 46: Hornets lose sixth straight despite 14 from Michael Hendrickson. (Story | Boxscore)
Lincoln 64, Chelsea 62: Ajay Stovall leads Railsplitters with 16 points, including game-winning free throws in final seconds. (Story | Boxscore)
Ypsilanti 53, Adrian 33 Game details not available.
Tecumseh 39, Dexter 35 Michael Mioduszewski's 13 not enough for Dreadnaughts in loss. (Story | Boxscore)
Milan 67, Monroe Jefferson 42: Big Reds win sets team up for first conference title since 1984. (Story |Boxscore)
Father Gabriel Richard 48, Divine Child 41 Ashton Hundley leads Irish with 14 points in Catholic League win. (Story | Boxscore)
Franklin Road Christian 54, Calvary Christian 48 Johnny Bryant leads Calvary with 12 points in losing effort. (Story | Boxscore)
Livingston Christian 57, Rudolf Steiner 48: Tied after three quarters Livingston Christian scores first 12 points of the fourth to pull away. (Story | Boxscore)
Whitmore Lake 42, Sand Creek 33: Game details not available.
Chelsea 44, Lincoln 43: Chelsea narrowly avoids upset, clinches outright SEC White title. (Story | Boxscore)
Bedford 47, Pioneer 35: Desiree Cougill scores 10 as Pioneers finish in third place in SEC Red after loss. (Story | Boxscore)
Saline 56, Monroe 43: Caitlin Ellis leads Hornets with 15 points as Hornets finish in fourth in SEC Red. (Story | Boxscore)
Dexter 45, Tecumseh 18: Ten players score for Dreadnaughts in blowout win. (Story | Boxscore)
Ypsilanti 36, Adrian 34 Cara Easley scores game-high 10 points as Phoenix finish in third in SEC White. (Story | Boxscore)
Arbor Prep 54, Willow Run 26 Zakiya Wells scores 20 for Arbor Prep, Keya Lawson 11 for Willow Run. (Story | Boxscore)
Whitmore Lake 52, Sand Creek 46: Trojans cap conference schedule with upset win over second place Aggies. (Story | Boxscore)
Franklin Road Christian 55, Calvary Christian 24 Game details not available.