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The Reflection

Boys’ varsity basketball closes season in game against Lakeview

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After a grueling four months, the boys’ varsity basketball season has finally come to a close. Last Wednesday the team traveled to Coldwater to play Lakeview in the District Semi-finals. Although the Blue Devils came out hot, they were unable to hold a 10 point halftime lead, and the Spartans came out on top 73-60.

“We really played pretty well in the first half,” senior guard Jack Millmier said. “We went into the locker room at half, and we had just scored like 10 or 15 straight points. Chris [Latt] hit a jumper at the buzzer, and all the momentum was in our favor.”

Jarrett Miller shoots the free throw after a made shot and the foul. Photo by Ella Cunningham

When the Blue Devils came out of the locker room, however, that momentum seemed to fade, and Lakeview tied the game within six minutes. The teams battled back and forth for a few minutes, but with about six minutes left, Lakeview grew its lead to 10 points and never looked back.

“There was a point in the game where it just seemed like everything was going right for them,” Millmier said. “We tried everything we could, but it just wasn’t enough in the end.”

Lakeview’s big man, Cooper Grosteffon, went off in the second half, taking advantage of the Blue Devils post players being in foul trouble. He outsized everyone by at least three inches and was able to grab rebound after rebound and put them back up for buckets.

The Blue Devils finished the season with an overall record of 6-15, more wins than the previous two seasons combined. As seven seniors graduate, the team will be looking for someone to step-up and take lead.


Noah Throop
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This is my third year on staff, my second as Sports Editor. I am a senior at Gull Lake and plan to attend the University of Alabama next year and major in accounting. I play basketball and baseball and was selected as captain of the varsity basketball team for the coming season. I have a passion for sports and writing about them and look forward to a great year of writing.

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