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Athletic Department

Birch Run Area Schools

Athletic Department

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Game Summary

7.0 months ago @ 2:02PM

Boys Varsity Basketball loses to Durand 59-69 in Overtime

Game Date
Feb 28, 2023
: 59

Birch Run varsity boys lost Tuesday in overtime to host Durand 59 to 69 in our last regular season game. Durand  boys varsity team is co-conference champs this year in the MMAC. The Panthers played hard and fought right to the end! The 1st quarter ended with Birch Run leading 16 to 11, and at halftime Durand was up 30 to 28. The 3rd quarter score went back forth with Durand up 42 to 41 going into the fourth. Fourth quarter was also tight with the Panthers trailing by a few points much of the way through, but Mason Mellott hit a 3 pointer after a pass from Jaxon with just a few seconds remaining to force an overtime at 51 all (since Durand was unable to get a good shot off with such little time left). Overtime didn't go our way with a few turnovers and missed shots- with 2:27 on the clock in OT, Durand went up 55-53 working their way eventually up  to a 10 point lead (63-53) because BR had to foul and the Railroaders made their  free throws down the stretch. Birch Run boys gave a great effort against though!  Birch Run will now get ready for district play Wednesday, March 8th facing Caro @ Caro with a 5:30 start time.   



Birch Run boys gave a effort

Gage Martinus- 27 pts, 8 reb, 1 stl

Jaxon Matinus- 15 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 3 defl, 1 blk 

Mason Mellott- 9 pts, 2 reb, 1 defl

Keegan Hale- 4 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast, 3 d3fl

Trent Dalak- 4 pts, 3 reb, 1 defl

Connor Mausolf- 3 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 5 defl

Chase Stewart- 2 reb

Nolan Cherry- 1 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk

Colton Elliott- 1 stl

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