PREP ROUNDUP: Tough draw dooms Manistee wrestlers at Individual Finals

DETROIT — It was a tough day at the office for Manistee wrestling at the Division 3 individual state finals on Friday.

Neither of the two Chippewas who qualified for the state finals, Isaac Reynolds at 125 lbs. and Bryson Jensen at 160, made it to the second day of the tournament at Ford Field in Detroit.

The tournament draw did Manistee no favors, as both wrestlers faced the eventual state champions in their weight class in their opening matches.

Reynolds lost his opening match by fall to eventual 125-lb. state champion Dakota Greer of Howard City Tri-County.

Sent to the third-place bracket Reynolds lost a heartbreaker, taking Tyler Tomasek of Freeland to overtime before losing 11-9 in the first sudden-victory period.

Jensen was also pinned in his first match, by eventual 160-lb. state champion Jackson Nevadomski of Lake Fenton.

Jensen then defeated Jackson Brill of Comstock Park with a 2-1 decision in the first match in the third-place bracket before losing to Derek McCollom of Whitehall by fall in the second.

Reynolds finished the season with a record of 43-13, Reynolds finished 32-12.

Bobcats fall 54-51 in regular-season finale

BALDWIN — Brethren ended its boys basketball regular season with a tough road loss, 54-51 at Baldwin in a game that was originally scheduled for Feb. 9, but postponed to Saturday due to weather.

Jake Riggs led the way with 21 points and 14 rebounds, Gavin Asiala had 15 points and 4 assists and Logan Tighe scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and held a 9-point lead with 2:39 left in the game.

But the Panthers (15-5 overall, 12-2 West Michigan D League) turned up the pressure late, forced several Brethren turnovers and all but stole the game at the end.

Despite the loss, Brethren head coach J.J. Randall said that the game showed his team’s dramatic improvement this season. Earlier this year, Baldwin opened their first meeting on a 17-0 run on the way to a 58-46 win on Dec. 14.

“We haven’t played in an atmosphere like that all year. It was pretty intense,” Randall said. “We controlled the game for, I would say, 30 minutes. Unfortunately it was a loss, but you can see that the kids understand. The game was meaningless, but it was a great learning experience for Forest Area.”

Brethren will open district play against Fife Lake Forest Area on Wednesday, March 7 at Buckley, tip-off at 6 p.m.

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Posted by Scott Yoshonis

Scott is the sports editor of the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3112 or syoshonis@pioneergroup.com.

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