Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 7, 2013

Basketball Roundup: St. Francis squeaks by Boyne City

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — 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.

Bellaire 	42

Boyne Falls 	28

Bellaire used a 14-1 second-quarter run to take control in a home Class D district semifinal win over Boyne Falls.

The Eagles led by a single point after one quarter 7-6, but took a 21-7 advantage into halftime. That lead swelled to 21 by the end of the third quarter.

Denny Hall led the Eagles (21-0) with 14 points and five rebounds, Drew Bailey added nine points and 11 rebounds and Mitch Teetzel had nine points and five boards.

Marcus Matelski led the Loggers with 12 points and Brendan Matelski scored 11.

Bellaire now hosts Central Lake in Friday's district final. The Eagles topped the Trojans — who downed Ellsworth 66-44 — twice this season.

Grayling 	88

Kalkaska 	38

Thirteen Grayling players scored in an 88-38 district semifinal victory over Kalkaska.

Justice Juntilla led the Vikings — who held a commanding 53-20 halftime edge — with 20 points. Matt Burrell added 14 points, Michael Branch 10 and Jake Swander had four assists and four steals.

Caleb Gelinas topped Kalkakska with 12 points.

Grayling (17-5) plays district host Ogemaw Heights on Friday. The Falcons won 65-57 in the two teams' regular-season meeting.

Frankfort 	65

Bear Lake 	55

Frankfort used a rebounding advantage and high field-goal percentage to hand Bear Lake a 65-55 Class D district setback.

David Loney and Owen Stratton each scored 22 points for the Panthers. Loney grabbed 14 rebounds and Stratton 11.

Frankfort outrebounded the Lakers 41-32 and shot nearly 50 percent (23 of 47) from the field.

The Panthers' Brandon Schaub added 13 points.

Riley Merrill scored 14 and Tyler Johnson 10 for Bear Lake.

Frankfort will play Onekama — which defeated district host Mesick 72-55 — in Friday's title game. The Panthers won their only meeting of the season.

Manistee CC 	61

Pentwater 	49

Manistee Catholic Central shot 52.9 percent from the field in a 61-49 Class D district win over Pentwater.

Zach Bialik scored a game-high 24 points, while Andrew Perry added 10, Ben Feliczak nine and Jason Kaminski and Jesse Miller eight each.

Alex Wagner scored 17 points for Pentwater, which was outscored 16-4 in the second quarter.

The Sabers (18-3) play district host Baldwin — which downed Brethren 64-40 — in Friday's title game. Manistee CC won both regular-season meetings, including in overtime at Baldwin.

McBain 	67

Manton 	37

McBain stormed to a strong start and posted a 67-37 victory over Manton and the Bucks beat Lake City 84-51 to advance to the Class C district finals at Evart.

McBain (17-4) and Pine River (19-2) split during the regular season, each winning at the other's gym.

Senior Jared Larr was smoking hot for the Ramblers out of the gates, scoring nine of his team's first 11 points. He finished with a game-high 26 points, including 13 in the first quarter as McBain assumed a commanding 25-8 lead.

Senior center Hunter Powell produced 17 points, including a thunderous breakaway dunk, and Cole Powell hit for six.

Junior forward Matt Skiver tallied nine and senior Austin Shivlie hit for eight to lead the Rangers (5-16).

Pine River 	84

Lake City 	51

Pine River scored the first seven points in its district semifinal clash with Lake City and never looked back, recording an 84-51 victory to advance to the finals against McBain.

Lincoln Erickson rang up 16 to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Bucks (19-2).

Senior guard Ryan Vincent hit for 12 to pace the Trojans (14-7).

Burt Lake NMCA 	60

Alanson 	43

Aaron Chatfield - 31 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 steals

Robert Taylor - 14 points, 8 rebounds

Jake Lovitt - 15 points, 5 rebounds

The Eagles play Pellston on Friday for the district championship. The Hornets defeated Wolverines 61-45 to earn a spot in the title game.

— Compiled by James Cook and Mike Dunn