2010 Class C State Tournament – Suttons Bay advances to the quarterfinals

The Norsemen used their superior height and athleticism in the fourth quarter to pull away in an 80-60 victory in the Class C regional championship game at Traverse City West. Suttons Bay will now play Rudyard at Lake Superior State University on Tuesday, March 23 for the quarterfinal match of the 2010 Class C State Tournament.

Mlive reports:

Mason County Central, the Cinderella story of this year’s boys basketball tournament, was in position to pull off a major stunner on Wednesday night.

The Spartans, who had a 5-15 record entering the tournament, were down by just four points, 56-52, against No. 8 Suttons Bay.

But the Norsemen used their superior heighth and athleticism in the fourth quarter to pull away in an 80-60 victory in the Class C regional championship game at Traverse City West.

The Record Eagle said:

Suttons Bay closed the game on a 24-6 run, thanks to 12 points from Dwaun Anderson.

“That’s pretty much my role,” Anderson said. “It’s what I have to do, even if I feel like I can’t. I’ve always got to push myself for my best. Tonight, I didn’t think we came out good enough, so I had to turn it on.”

Anderson was also key in a second-quarter run that gave the Norsemen momentum going into the half. The Spartans built a 29-23 advantage with Anderson on the bench with two fouls, but he returned for the last three minutes. He immediately drove the baseline and threw down a one-handed dunk from underneath the basket.

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  1. farlane
    farlane says:

    Nice job Suttons Bay!

    You can get details on Leland’s heartbreaking loss to Buckley from the Record-Eagle:

    The Comets had tied the game at 66 on a Calvin Gibson basket with six seconds remaining. Buckley called time with 4.3 seconds to go. The Bears got the ball to Zach Hartzell. His shot bounced off the rim and the foul was called just as the clock hit :00.

    After a brief meeting, the officials ruled that Corwin was fouled before the horn sounded. Since Buckley was in a double-bonus situation. Corwin had two free throws coming. He needed just one.

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  2. John Holcombe
    John Holcombe says:

    I’ve watched nearly every game for Suttons Bay this year and they have not yet played their best games of the year. They approached it with St Francis until late game. Dwaun Anderson was born to put on a show at Breslin. He just needs to relax and let it come to him.

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