Boys’ district hoops finals: Kingston wins second straight title


Behind Evan Neff’s game-high 22 points, Kingston (19-3) beat Mayville 61-45 to win its second straight Division 4 boys’ basketball district title on Friday at Akron-Fairgrove High School.

The difference largely came in the first quarter, where the Cardinals outscored the Wildcats 19-6. Mayville was outscored by just three combined points the rest of the way.

Hunter James and Nathan Cloyd added 13 points each to the winning effort, which sent the Cardinals on to a date with Big Rapids Crossroads Academy (21-1) in a Tuesday regional semifinal in Kingston that was played after The Advertiser went to press. Please check Saturday’s paper for follow-up coverage.

Nick Phillips led Mayville (8-14) with 13 points, while Austin Middleton added 11 points.

Division 4

At Cass City

Unionville-Sebewaing Area 46, Bad Axe 30: Unionville-Sebewaing Area won its fourth straight district title, improving its unbeaten record to 21-0.

The Patriots pulled away in the second half after trailing 21-20 at the intermission.

Micah Cramer led the winning effort with 17 points, Tyler Heckroth added 12 points and Landin Zimmer scored 11. USA played Ithaca in a Tuesday regional semifinal in Bad Axe late Tuesday after The Advertiser went to press. Please see Saturday’s paper for follow-up coverage.

Division 3

At Marlette

Capac 53, Marlette 51: Capac (15-8) outlasted Marlette (9-13) to win the district title.

Sean Quade led the Red Raiders with 15 points, Alex Heussner had 12 points and seven rebounds and Peyton Dale contributed 11 points.

Division 2

At Caro

Bridgeport 57, Frankenmuth 41: Faced with a 46-41 deficit with 3:30 to go that had Frankenmuth (11-12) within striking distance of unbeaten Bridgeport (22-0), the Eagles were shut out the rest of the way to fall to the Bearcats.

Tyler Somerville had 11 points to lead the Eagles, who trailed 32-20 at halftime, while Ethan Jacobs added seven points and nine rebounds.

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