Traverse City Record-Eagle
March 22, 2012
Glads to play for state title
BY MIKE ECKERT
EAST LANSING -- St. Francis gets one more game.
The Gladiators advanced to the Class C state title game after Thursday's 63-54 win over Shelby in the semifinal at Michigan State's Breslin Center.
St. Francis will play undefeated and top-ranked Flint Beecher on Saturday for the Class C state title.
Devin Sheehy got St. Francis going with 12 points in the first quarter and a 20-16 Gladiators lead.
Shelby came back thanks to St. Francis turnovers and strong 3-point shooting.
In the end, though, the Glads had enough to survive. Sean Sheldon and Michael Jenkins attacked the basket and St. Francis emerged with the win in front of a large Gladiators contingent.