Blue Devils sweep season series the Saints (photos with boys and girls BB)

By Scott Nason
“The Game” ESPN 1400
TheGameSportsShow.podbean.com

The Sault High Blue Devil girls’ basketball team improved to 8-0 on Wednesday night, as they defeated the St. Ignace Saints for the second time this season, winning 45-36. The Blue Devils are ranked #5 in the State in Division 2 in the latest poll, and avenged their only loss last season to the Saints, holding a virtual lock on the Straits Area Conference title. You can hear the podcast of the game with Dave Watson and Ray Bell at Sault at St. Ignace Girls B-Ball 3-3-21 (podbean.com). Sault High will be at Alpena on Friday, while St. Ignace (4-3) is home to Escanaba on Friday.

In other girls’ basketball from Wednesday night, the Pickford Panthers join both Rudyard and Cedarville a top the Eastern Upper Peninsula standings at 4-1, as they routed winless DeTour, 70-16, at the Purple Palace. Pickford (5-2) is at Engadine on Friday. DeTour (0-6) is home to Cedarville on Tuesday. Cedarville won an EUP Conference game on the road, knocking off Brimley, 72-53, for their fifth win in a row. Cedarville (5-1) is at Pickford on Monday night, while Brimley (1-4) will be home to Rudyard on Tuesday. Newberry had no trouble with Munsing, as they earned a 58-25 home win over the Mustangs. Newberry (3-6) is at Engadine on Tuesday.

The St. Ignace Saints knocked off the Sault High Blue Devils in boys’ basketball on Wednesday, 65-62 in overtime. You can hear the podcast of the game with Dave Watson and Ray Bell at Sault at St. Ignace Boys B-Ball 3-3-21 (podbean.com). St. Ignace (4-2) hosts Brimley on Thursday night. Sault High (2-6) is at Marquette on Thursday. 

In other boys’ basketball on Thursday night, Engadine is at Newberry, Alanson travels to Cedarville, and Wolverine hosts DeTour. 

You can hear more about high school sports, and other local, regional, and national sports, on this Monday night’s edition of “The Game” on ESPN 1400. You can find the podcast of the show at The Game 3-1-21 (podbean.com)

SAC Boys Basketball Standings

Cheboygan (4-0) SAC (4-1) Overall
Rudyard (3-0) SAC (8-1) Overall
St. Ignace (2-2) SAC (4-2) Overall
Sault (2-4) SAC (2-6) Overall
Newberry (0-5) SAC (3-6) Overall

EUPC Boys Basketball Standings

Rudyard (5-0) EUPC (8-1) Overall
Cedarville (4-1) EUPC (5-2) Overall
Newberry (3-1) EUPC (3-6) Overall
DeTour (2-3) EUPC (2-4) Overall
Brimley (2-4) EUPC (3-4) Overall
Pickford (1-5) EUPC (1-6) Overall
Engadine (0-3) EUPC (2-4) Overall

SAC Girls Basketball Standings

Sault (6-0) SAC (8-0) Overall
St. Ignace (2-2) SAC (4-3) Overall
Cheboygan (2-2) SAC (3-2) Overall
Newberry (1-4) SAC (3-6) Overall
Rudyard (0-3) SAC (4-3) Overall

EUPC Girls Basketball Standings

Cedarville (4-1) EUPC (5-1) Overall
Pickford (4-1) EUPC (5-2) Overall
Rudyard (4-1) EUPC (4-3) Overall
Newberry (2-2) EUPC (3-6) Overall
Engadine (1-2) EUPC (4-4) Overall
Brimley (1-4) EUPC (1-4) Overall
DeTour (0-5) EUPC (0-6) Overall

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