PETOSKEY — An evening of firsts virtually completed with a shocker.
Cadillac, enjoying its first recreation of the season, dropped a 44-43 choice to Petoskey in a Huge North Convention boys basketball contest Thursday night time.
The Vikings trailed the Northmen 35-18 going into the fourth quarter earlier than happening a 16-0 run to get again into the sport.
Junior standout Cole Jenema hit a turnaround jumper with 7 seconds remaining to place Cadillac up 43-42 however the lead was short-lived as a Petoskey participant hit a pair of free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining to win it.
Cadillac coach Ryan Benzenberg stated it was a giant studying curve for the Vikings.
“It took us 24 minutes for us to get our legs beneath us and work out what Huge North Convention basketball is,” he stated. “You may inform Petoskey enjoying on Tuesday was a giant benefit.
“A lot is new, too. Enjoying with masks, enjoying with no followers, getting off a bus and enjoying first. We had rather a lot in opposition to us and we darn close to stole it.”
Petoskey led 10-8 after the primary quarter and 23-14 at halftime earlier than constructing the 17-point benefit going into the fourth quarter.
Connor McGowan hit a 3-pointer early within the fourth quarter to present Cadillac a wanted spark and Jenema took over from there.
“We performed a bit faster tempo and that began to show it within the fourth quarter,” Benzenberg stated. “Cole was fairly darn good late, too.”
Jenema paced the Vikings with 18 factors and 7 rebounds whereas Jaden Montague had 10 factors. Evan Borr added seven factors and 6 rebounds.
Cadillac is at Traverse Metropolis West on Tuesday.
• Petoskey gained the JV recreation 64-49. Charlie Howell paced Cadillac with 22 factors and Davin Brown scored 10.
• Petoskey gained the freshman recreation 61-9. Connor Larr, Chase Frolenko, Gabe Cochrane and Collin Clous had two factors apiece.