2017-03-16 / Sports

Creek boys fall to Flushing in district semi

By Lisa Paine
810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com


Swartz Creek’s Jayln Price-Rose puts up a fall-back shot over Flushing in last Wednesday’s semifinal at Owosso. 
Photos by Kevin Gregory Swartz Creek’s Jayln Price-Rose puts up a fall-back shot over Flushing in last Wednesday’s semifinal at Owosso. Photos by Kevin Gregory OWOSSO – The Swartz Creek boys’ basketball team did its part to contain Flushing’s Joe Kujat, limiting him to just two points in last Wednesday’s Class A district semifinal, but Flushing is on a mission this year and went on to capture its first district title since 1982 against St. Johns 66-56 in Friday’s final. Flushing has just two losses on the season and captured its second 20-win season.

Swartz Creek trailed by just three after the first quarter, 12-9, and by halftime was still behind 20-17. A strong third quarter put Creek on top 36-35, but Flushing outscored Creek 19-7 in the fourth to take the win 54-43.

Swartz Creek was led by Jayln Price- Rose with 16 points and Taquavias Humphries had 13. Creek had the height advantage over Flushing, but Flushing’s supporting case relished its roles and put two players in double figures with Andrew Harris with 14 and Tyler Jamison had 11. Two others had nine and eight.

Still, Creek has made great strides this season and with just Steve Mangum graduating in the spring, the team can continue to build on its momentum. Creek finishes the season at 11-10 overall, 8-6 Flint Metro League, besting its past two seasons where it struggled to finish at .500.

Flushing 20-2, 14-0 Metro, played Saginaw in Monday’s regional opener.

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