Rough third quarter dooms Gwinn boys in loss to Gladstone
Munising bounces back with win over Big Bay de Noc
By Journal Sports Staff
GWINN — Sometimes all it takes is one quarter to change the course of a game and that was the case for the Gwinn boys basketball team Friday.
Unfortunately for the Modeltowners, they were on the wrong end of that quarter as Gladstone outscored Gwinn 28-5 in third frame on its way to a 69-49 victory.
Reece Castor led the Braves with 24 points, while Austin Forbes had 22 for the Modeltowners (3-4). Tucker Taylor chipped in 16 points for Gwinn.
“We were only down two points at halftime and I thought we had a pretty good first half,” Modeltowners head coach Jim Finkbeiner said.
“It was nose to nose and we made Reece work for everything he got. The third quarter was the difference. We couldn’t get any stops on defense and we couldn’t make a shot.”
The game was tight until the third with the Braves holding a slim 24-22 lead at halftime. However, once Gladstone caught fire in the second half, it was all downhill for Gwinn.
The Braves also won the JV game 47-45. Gwinn hosts Houghton Wednesday.
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At Cooks, the Mustangs got back on the right track after a disappointing loss Wednesday.
Jesse Matson led Munising with 18 points, while Anthony Mattson had 14 points and Eli Werner had 10.
Munising just led by 10 points after the first quarter at 24-14, but it was all Mustangs after that. They outscored the Black Bears 28-4 in the second quarter and led 52-18 at the half. The Mustangs continued to be strong defensively in the second half as they held Big Bay to only five points.
The Mustangs host Manistique Monday.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.