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.
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.
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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.