Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 1, 2014

Boyne City takes down St. Francis Gladiators

TRAVERSE CITY — The parts are there, but the Traverse City St. Francis boys basketball team hasn’t quite been able to put it all together into one unit.

The Gladiators were within striking distance at times, but they couldn’t keep pace with Boyne City’s multitude of weapons and fell 64-50 on Friday at St. Francis High School.

The loss drops St. Francis to 2-6 overall and 1-5 in the Lake Michigan Conference.

“In the second half it seemed like we couldn’t get any flow offensively,” said St. Francis coach Keith Haske. “That’s a credit to Boyne because they press and they switch things up and they don’t let you get in a rhythm much. We’ve counted on Byron (Bullough) so much through the course of the year. Then when he’s off a little bit we’ve struggled. We’ve got to figure out a way to get those other two big kids (Tanner Kenney and Noah Phillips) and somebody else to give us some more scoring. Byron plays so tough, but he can only do so much.”

Bullough had 21 points to lead the Gladiators and Kenney added 10 in his first game in a St. Francis uniform after transferring from Traverse City Central. But it wasn’t enough against a skilled and talented Boyne team that had a few big spurts to give the Ramblers comfortable leads, then stifled the Gladiators whenever they were able to close the gap.

Four times Boyne (10-0) had runs of seven points or more, including a 10-0 burst early in the first quarter that put the Ramblers ahead for good, 15-5. St. Francis battled and repeatedly chipped away at big deficits, but the closest it could get was three points midway through the third period.

Ryan Carson led Boyne with 14 points, Corey Redman had 12 and Maceo Vroman 10 as the Ramblers received key contributions from a number of players.

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