Ewen-Trout Creek advances to boys basketball final

The Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers at the Breslin Center, March 24, 2022
The Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers at the Breslin Center, March 24, 2022(WLUC/Joey Ellis)
Published: Mar. 24, 2022 at 7:05 PM EDT
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - The Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers have secured a berth in the Division Four Boys Basketball State Final with a 62-56 win over Lake Leelanau St. Mary Thursday evening.

Kelsey Jilek led the Panthers with 19 points and eleven rebounds. Jaden Borseth had 18 points, Eric Abramson had 15.

Ewen-Trout Creek led 37-22 at the half. The Eagles cut the deficit two points with just over two minutes remaining. Borseth made a lay-up. Then Borseth and Jilek made free throws to keep the Eagles at bay. Well done Panthers!

E-TC moves to Saturday’s final at 10:00 a.m. against the winner of the second semifinal, Wyoming-Tri-Unity Christian, who defeated Genesee Christian 77-33.

With Menominee winning earlier Thursday in Division Three, the U.P. will have 2 finalists in the boys basketball championships for the first time since 1995. That year Ishpeming won Class C and Crystal Falls-Forest Park was the runner-up in Class D.

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