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January 24, 2014

Bellaire cruises in Ski Valley showdown

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The Eagles prepped for the challenge by having two players take turns portraying O’Bradovich in practice.

Bellaire was coming off an offensively-challenged win over Pellston — a game the Eagles led 16-8 at half.

“When we have an off night we usually follow it up with a good night,” Hall said. “Our defense was good at Pellston. I knew we could bring our offense together.”

They did — with contributions by all.

“Like Denny said, we don’t rely on one guy,” Underwood said. “We have a lot of shooters. We’re a little undersized, but Walsh is the strongest kid on our team. He can move bodies down there.”

And even though the offense was clicking, Sexton did not expect a blowout.

“I thought it would be a much closer game,” Sexton said. “But we have to go up there in February.”

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