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Powers Catholic Ends Arthur Hill's Last Season in Regional Final

Corunna, Mich. - A fourth quarter 8-0 run helped distance Powers Catholic past Arthur Hill 59-51.

The Chargers advance to the state quarterfinal for the first time since 2013. The Lumberjacks completed their best run since 2015, in their final year of existence. Arthur Hill basketball will merge with Saginaw High, to become Saginaw United.

Arthur Hill wins final High-Hill game, reaches Regional Final will play Powers Catholic

At halftime, Arthur Hill led by three. Sophomore Di'onquavis "Boop" Hardy scored seven despite two fouls limiting his second-quarter minutes. The Cull Brothers, Dempsey, and Jesse combined for 16 of the 20 Powers Catholic points.

Powers Catholic outscored Arthur Hill 16-8 in the third quarter, both senior guards Connor Kelly and Baylor Cicalo each with five.

The matchup that defined the January 5th matchup was Lumberjacks senior Lyna Brooks Jr. and Chargers junior Javontae Ross. Brooks had seven through the first three quarters, while Ross registered three.

Ross scored six in the first half of the final quarter. After a timeout called by Arthur Hill at the 5:51 mark, Powers Catholic responded with an 8-0 run in the next minute and 31 seconds. Connor Kelly knocked down back-to-back threes to make it a 15-point lead.

From there, the Lumberjacks went on the comeback trail. The Chargers went a combined 9-for-18 at the FT line, while Boop Hardy had 11 and Lyna Brooks Jr. had four on a 16-9 Arthur Hill run.

It became a one-possession game, with Brooks sinking two free throws with 50.3 remaining. Tic-tac-toe passing got the ball to Dempsey Cull, who made a layup to bring the lead back up to five. Two missed threes on the next two Arthur Hill possessions wrapped things up.

Last night's full game archive is available here.

Rounding Things Out

Powers Catholic - Jr. Javontae Ross 15 points | Jr. Jesse Cull 14 points | Sr. Connor Kelly 13 points

Arthur Hill - So. Di'onquavis "Boop" Hardy 20 points | Sr. Lyna Brooks Jr. 11 points | Jr. Tyler Dorsey 11 points

Up Next

Powers Catholic faces Kingsford in the quarterfinal on Tuesday, March 12th, at Big Rapids High School. Our next game is tonight, the Girls' District Final. Dow takes on Bay City Western. Tipoff is at 7. The Mitt's coverage begins at 6:50 p.m.


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