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March 7, 2013

Basketball Roundup: St. Francis squeaks by Boyne City

From Staff Reports

TRAVERSE CITY — Boyne City pulled close late, but Traverse City St. Francis still emerged with a 67-65 Class C district victory Wednesday.

The Gladiators led by 14 in the fourth quarter.

"We kind of steadily pulled away," Glads coach Keith Haske said.

Kody Kleinrichert led St. Francis with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Damon Sheehy added 17 points and five steals. Noah Phillips pitched in 10 points and Byron Bullough eight.

Boyne was led by Ryan Carson's 25 points, while Corey Redman scored 12 and Brad Fouchia and Maceo Vroman each had 10.

The Gladiators (20-1) play Glen Lake — the only team to hand TCSF a regular-season defeat — in Friday's district final that's scheduled to be played in Boyne City, but could be moved somewhere closer to Traverse City.

Glen Lake 	58

East Jordan 	33

Glen Lake cruised into the district final against Traverse City St. Francis with a 58-33 victory over East Jordan.

Mike O'Brien scored 15 and Curtis Bunek 11 for the Lakers (20-2).

Glen Lake coach Todd Hazelton credited his team's defense for holding the Red Devils to only 33 points and said he looks forward to Friday's matchup.

"It's going to be a really good game," he said. "Both teams are senior-oriented. It'll be fun."

Marquette 	54

TC Central 	51

Taylor Cook's 3-pointer with five seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime, but Marquette came away with a 54-51 home Class A district win.

Andrew Nyquist's 19 points for the 19-3 Redmen led all scorers. Central rallied from down 10 in the fourth quarter.

"It was a good game," Central coach Jeff Turner said. "The kids put themselves in a position to send it into overtime."

The Trojans finish the season with a 6-16 record.

Ethan Pilarski led the way with 18 points, Cook had 11 and Tanner Kenny 10.

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