Rudyard advances to first semifinal since 1963 (with photos)

By Scott Nason
“The Game” ESPN 1400

The Rudyard Bulldogs boys’ basketball team advanced to their first semifinal since 1963, as they defeated Carney-Nadeau, 76-48, in a Division 4 quarterfinal, on Tuesday at the Sault High Gymnasium.

Rudyard (18-2) had five players score in double figures, as they outscored the Wolves, 48-28 in the second half. Austin Warner and EJ Suggitt scored 16 points each, Cam Peterson had 13, Tate Besteman 12, and Hayden Mills 10.

You can hear the podcast of Monday’s game at Rudyard vs Carney-Nadeau.

Rudyard will take on Wyoming Tri-unity Christian (13-2) in a Division 4 semifinal on Thursday, at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids at 10:00 am. You can hear that game on Country 105, or online at, with Scott Nason and Ray Bell, starting with the pregame show at 9:30 am.

The winner of that game will advance to the Division 4 State Final on Saturday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, against either Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart (20-1) or Detroit Douglass (15-5) on Saturday at 10:00 am.

You can hear the podcast of past editions of “The Game” on ESPN 1400, Coach’s Corner on 1230 WSOO, or other broadcasts of playoff basketball, on the website

Photos courtesy of Jim Lehocky

Scott Nason

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