The Inland Lakes boys basketball team has been preparing for districts for a long time now in hopes to win the schools first district in 29 years. The first game they have been preparing for against Harbor Springs finally arrived.
The Bulldogs had a new face in the starting lineup with sophomore Caeden Blumke, since Cleveland Baker did not play (illness). The first half for the Bulldogs was going good with good defensive pressure, great shooting from Ian Clancy and Jordan Hurst, and Kyle Whitman and Thomas Trombly grabbing most of the rebounds.
“We were hitting on all cylinders offensively and defensively, junior Ian Clancy said. “Our shots were falling, we shut them down from behind the arc and did what we knew we had to do!”
Going into halftime up 8 the Bulldogs spirits were up. So far they had been playing one of the best games they’ve played all year. When halftime ended a completely new team came out. The Bulldogs panicked when Harbor put a press on. Veterans that can normally handle the ball were turning the ball over, and Harbor started a huge run that would not end. The Bulldogs were out scored 25-8 in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs went from up 8 to down 20 at one point. The Rams run was too much for the Bulldogs as they lost 51-65.
Ian Clancy lead the team with 21, Jordan Hurst added 16.