BENTON HARBOR — Senior guard Kentrell Pullian pumped in 29 points in the Tigers' 61-56 regional semifinal victory over Lakeshore, but his coach Corey Sterling was more pleased with his defensive play Tuesday night.

Pullian was assigned to guard the Lancers' leading scorer Grant Gondrezick, and he held him to one point in first half as Benton Harbor built a 30-16 lead, one they would never relinquish, even though Lakeshore made a valiant run at the Tigers in the fourth quarter.

Sports columnist for The Herald-Palladium