2018-01-14 / Sports

Early lead doesn’t hold up as CHS cagers lose to Alma, 54-45

CHESANING – A 23-19 halftime lead did not hold up for Chesaning’s varsity boys’ basketball team last Tuesday as the Tribe fell to visiting Alma, 54-45, to begin the 2018 part of their cage campaign.

The Indians still clung to a 35-34 lead at the end of the third quarter before the Panthers doubled them up with a 20-10 scoring advantage in the final stanza.

“We played solid defense all night, which put us in a great position to win, but we missed some opportunities that we usually convert on and made some costly mistakes down the stretch,” remarked CHS coach Matt Weigl. “We will use this as an opportunity for us to grow and to improve.”

Garrett Bishop led Chesaning with 16 points along with four rebounds and three blocks. Brendan Greenfelder contributed nine points, three boards and two steals while Sam Forsyth added six markers to go with a pair of blocked shots.

Jacob Turnwald, Austin Sabo and Cole Higley divided a dozen points evenly and Brandon Keys finished with two points, two assists, three boards and two steals.

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