Boyden Hull hosted a 1A boy’s District 2 basketball doubleheader Saturday night that had been postponed from Thursday. In the opening game Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire escaped with a 62-61 win over George Little Rock. In the late game Boyden Hull knocked off Harris Lake Park 58-46.
With Saturday’s games the upper bracket semifinal is set for Tuesday at Sheldon. The Titans will meet Boyden Hull in the 6:30 game with the 8 O’clock matchup being West Lyon and Trinity Christian. The winners will meet for the District title Thursday the 27th at the Western Christian Gym.
In the first game Saturday night Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire led at the end of the first quarter 17-11. At halftime the lead was 41-29. George Little Rock outscored the Titans 19-7 to start the second half and took a 48-47 lead at the end of the third quarter. Late in the fourth quarter the Titans took a 62-61 lead. On the ensuing possession the Mustangs went the length of the court and got off a three from the left corner that hit the heel of the iron, popped up bounced on the rim and rolled off as time expired.
George Little Rock was led by Tanner Ver Steeg with 19 points. Jesse Koerselman added 16. The Titans had three players in double figures led by Connor Sturgell who tied for game high honors with 19. He was joined in double figures by Andy Geelen with 16 and Noah Stuckey with 13.
With the win Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire improves to 17-4 as they move on to the semi finals Tuesday night in Sheldon. G-LR finishes the year at 9-14.
In the second game of the night Harris Lake Park led by a point at the end of the first quarter 17-16. At the half Dalton Mosher hit a three from the right corner as time expired to put Boyden Hull up 28-23. at the end of the third quarter the lead was at 43-34. To start the fourth quarter three Harris Lake Park players hit 3-point buckets as the Wolves cut the lead to just five points. Boyden Hull would weather the storm and go on to win it 58-46.
Dalton Mosher hit for a game high 21 points including four 3-point buckets. He was joined in double figures by Justin Schmidt with 19 points. 14 of those came in the second half. Harris Lake Park was led by Dahlton Burdorf with 11 points. Cole Bosma and Jordan Kyle hit for 10 points each.
With the loss Harris Lake Park finishes the year at 11-10. The Comets improve to 13-10 and are on to the District semifinals Tuesday night and a 6:30 meeting with Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire. The 8pm game will match West Lyon and Trinity Christian. We’ll bring you both ends of that double header on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame for the opener beginning at 6:15 from Orab Gym in Sheldon.