Boys' basketball: Harbor Springs fall to St. Francis in double OT, 95-87
Unfortunately for the Rams, they’d be on the losing end of a 95-87 double overtime loss to Lake Michigan Conference leader Traverse City St. Francis.
The Rams fell to 5-10 overall on the year, with a 3-7 stand in league play.
Traverse City St. Francis improved to 15-0, 10-0.
“It was a great night, great atmosphere and honored two great people,” Harbor Springs coach Geoff Morse said. “Our kids put on a great show for them.”
The Rams opened the night with a hot hand, leading 26-15 at the end of the first quarter.
By halftime, the Rams held their lead, this time in a 37-33 game, as Peter Kelbel drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer, extending the Rams lead.
As part of Harbor Springs High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame night, Ed Kelbel Jr., a three sport athlete for the Rams who graduated in 1977 and Joseph Flynn, a longtime track and basketball coach for the Rams, were inducted into the Harbor Springs Hall of Fame.
On behalf of Kelbel, daughter Tricia Kelbel accepted the award, along with longtime friend of Ed, Eric Wilde. Kelly Near and John Flynn were in attendance to accept the award on behalf of their father Joe Flynn.
St. Francis stole the lead back from the Rams after three quarters of play, 53-47. Kelbel hit yet another 3-point attempt at the buzzer, to move the game within reach.
The schools sat tied at 69-all by the end of regulation, sending the game to the first overtime.
One overtime wouldn’t be enough for the hard-fought Rams, as they ended the first overtime, tied at 77-all.
St. Francis would pull ahead in the final overtime, eventually wrapping up the win.
For the Gladiators, Kody Kleinichert led the way with 32 points, while Byron Bullough brought in 17 points on the night.
“I was excited,” Morse said. “Everyone came in thinking we were going to get thumped, our kids didn’t though, they thought they could compete and they did. The kids played hard.”
Charlevoix 46, Elk Rapids 38
ELK RAPIDS — Devantae Drain and Tanner Catt each scored 12 points for the Charlevoix boys’ basketball team as the Rayders continued their Lake Michigan Conference success, Friday, as they took down league foe Elk Rapids.
Zack Hankins added 10 points for the Rayders, who improved to 10-2 overall, with an 8-1 mark in league play.