Saline Season Ends in District Finals

The Saline boys’ basketball team saw its season come to an end in the Class A district finals, falling to Belleville 57-49 Friday night.

The Hornets held tough until the fourth quarter when Belleville went on a 9-4 run to take an 11 point lead and cruised to the win.

Saline looked strong early, taking a 16-13 lead after one quarter.

Belleville opened the second with an 8-0 run to take a  21-16 lead. The Hornets closed the half on a 7-2 run to trail just 29-25 at intermission.

Griffin Yaklich powered the Hornets with 11 first half points.

Belleville looked to be taking control in the third, but the Hornets held tough and trailed 41-35, but the Tigers went on a 9-4 run to take a 50-39 lead.

The Hornets tried to fight back one more time, but it was not meant to be.

Yaklich and Connor Terech led Saline with 13 points, while Trevor Arico added 11.

Saline finishes with a 13-10 overall record.

Pictures by Dawn Miller


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