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Gwinn Modeltowners Boys Basketball Falls to Gladstone Braves 61-32

GWINN, MI – March 8, 2021 – The Gwinn Modeltowners Boys Basketball team returned to action on Monday night when they hosted the Gladstone Braves. Gwinn led 16-11 after one quarter, but the Braves stepped up to win in convincing fashion, 61-32. Travis Nelson had the call live from Gwinn High School streaming live on foxsportsmarquette.com.

1st Half:

Gwinn Modeltowners play on FoxSportsMarquette.com

The Gwinn Modeltowners play on FoxSportsMarquette.com

Gwinn had the upper hand early with scoring from Reid Hill and Tristan Jancsi, and jumped out to a 10-4 lead. Gladstone responded with nine straight points from Cam Ballard to cut the Modeltowners’ lead to 10-9. Gwinn’s offense flurries didn’t stop there, as it’s two-man game of Hill and Jancsi continued to show dominance inside. In the final seconds of the first, Jancsi made a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to give the Modeltowners a 16-11 lead.

End of 1st: Gwinn Modeltowners 16, Gladstone Braves 11

The second quarter turned the whole game around in favor of Gladstone. Ballard was on fire from 3-point range, and Hunter Potier was crashing the glass for putbacks. With those two leading the way, the Braves outscored Gwinn 16-4 in the second. At halftime, Gwinn trailed 32-20, and had only three scorers in the first half.

Halftime: Gladstone Braves 32, Gwinn Modeltowners 20

2nd Half:

The Modeltowners had time to make a comeback, but there were too many turnovers to stay in it on the offensive side. Gladstone capitalized on the fast break, and began to pick apart Gwinn’s zone defense. The third quarter provided an even more convincing performance from Gladstone, and they led 50-27 after three.

Gwinn shoots a free throw

Gwinn shoots a free throw

End of 3rd: Gladstone Braves 50, Gwinn Modeltowners 27

It was even in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately Gwinn trailed by too much. Gladstone extended its lead to nearly 30, and that would be it. The Modeltowners had a tough outing offensively in the final three quarters, and Gladstone walked away with a 61-32 victory. The loss brings Gwinn to 6-4 on the season.

Final Score: Gladstone Braves 61, Gwinn Modeltowners 32

NEXT GAME: The Gwinn Modeltowners Boys Basketball team hits the road on Thursday, March 11 against the Bark River-Harris Broncos! Travis Nelson will have all of the coverage streaming live on foxsportsmarquette.com, beginning with the Elder Agency Pregame Show at 6:55 p.m., and the game to follow at 7:15 p.m. Go Modeltowners!

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