2017-03-16 / Sports

Bendle falls in district final

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Bendle’s Raheem Riley looks to set up the offense at Goodrich on Feb. 24. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Bendle’s Raheem Riley looks to set up the offense at Goodrich on Feb. 24. Photo by Brandon Pope FLINT – The Bendle boys’ basketball team had an incredible season this year, but it came to an end last Friday’s district title game against the defending state champion Flint Beecher Buccaneers, 77-38, at Flint Hamady. Raheem Riley led Bendle with 18 points. The loss wraps up the Tigers’ season at 16-7 overall.

In a clash of cross-town rivals for the right to go to Friday’s district championship game, Bendle found a way to top Bentley, 62-50, at Flint Hamady last Wednesday. Bentley opened the game on a 15-10 tear and even held the lead at the break, 26-24. That would quickly change in the third quarter as the Tigers went on an 18-4 run. Each team scored 20 in the final stanza.

Leading Bendle was Riley with 19 points and Ahmeer Bell added 13. For Bentley, Zach Trent had 29 points and eight rebounds and Trystin Balsbaugh added 11 points. – B.P.

ATHERTON: The Wolverines’ season came to a close in the district semifinal last Wednesday with a loss to the defending Class C state champion Flint Beecher Buccaneers, 98-65. Despite the loss, Atherton’s Earnest Smith still had a big game with 24 points.

The Wolverines wrap up their season at 14-8 overall. – B.P.

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