2018-03-08 / Sports

Dragons face ranked teams in Class A district semis, final

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

Swartz Creek’s Andrew Legardye shoots between two Flushing players on Jan. 19. Swartz Creek’s Andrew Legardye shoots between two Flushing players on Jan. 19.FLINT TWP. – The Swartz Creek boys’ basketball team contended for a Class A district title in yesterday’s semifinals after we went to press.

In the Monday district openers, Grand Blanc, 16-3 overall, beat Linden, 12-6, handily 57-39. Host Carman-Ainsworth, 17-2, dispatched Fenton, 8-11, by a wide margin, 68-21. That put Grand Blanc up against Swartz Creek, 14-5, and Carman-Ainsworth got Flushing in the other semifinal after Flushing, 14-5, beat Flint, 4-14, to the tune of 67-51.

Finals are Friday at 7 p.m. at Carman- Ainsworth with the winners moving on to the Mt. Pleasant regional next Tuesday.

It’s a tough district to be sure, with the No. 9-ranked Cavaliers and No. 7-ranked Grand Blanc standing in Creek’s way. Creek did unseat the two-time Metro League champs, Flushing, 72-61 on Feb. 23.

Don’t count out Swartz Creek, either, as it is very familiar with both teams having lost to Carman-Ainsworth 85-52 on Dec. 21. Creek also lost to Flushing 66-62 on Jan. 19, before turning the tables on Raiders in an upset.

Swartz Creek is relying on the stout play of Jalyn Price-Rose, Quay Humphries, Tyler Rembowski , Brendon Bouchard, Jakek Berry, JD Briedenstein, Ian Johnson and Carson Allessie. Hunter Curtis and Zack Moleski have also played big roles on the team this season.

Swartz Creek finished out the regular season on Friday with a three-point loss to Saginaw Heritage, 61-58.

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