Frankfort Preps for Sacred Heart, Eyes Return to Breslin Center
FRANKFORT – With the boys basketball state quarterfinals on tap Tuesday, Frankfort is looking to make back-to-back trips to the Breslin Center.
Frankfort (17-5) faces Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart (19-1) in a Division 4 quarterfinal at Houghton Lake Tuesday.
The Panthers made a surprise run in the 2019 Division 4 postseason, falling to state power Southfield Christian in the championship game.
Frankfort is back in the quarterfinals following wins over McBain Northern Michigan Christian (42-37) and Lake Leelanau St. Mary (50-41) last week.
“We’re gonna be patient on offense and run our sets,” Frankfort coach Dan Loney said. “Our guys know the shots that that can take and the shots that they can make and we’re just gonna keep being us. We’re excited to be in the quarterfinal game again.”
Sacred Heart is making its first quarterfinal appearance since 2014 after recording wins over Hale (61-49) and Saginaw Nouvel (59-51) in the regional tournament.
“We’re just taking it game by game,” Frankfort senior Jack Stefanski said. “We’re not looking past the next game. We’re gonna keep on winning, keep on going hard, keep trying to play our best basketball and if we do that we can go as far as we want.”
The winner of Tuesday’s contest will face the winner of the Southfield Christian-Detroit Douglass in a state semifinal at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.
Tuesday’s game from Houghton Lake tips at 7 p.m.