Rudyard Returns Solid Group from Semifinal Team
RUDYARD — The Rudyard boys basketball team appeared in its first state semifinal since 1963 last season, losing to Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian. The Bulldogs return four seniors from that team, hoping to make another deep postseason run this year.
That team ended up with an 18-3 record, and their postseason run was one to remember. Their closest win came in their second round matchup with Newberry and that was an 18-point victory.
As they enter their fourth season under head coach Jim Suggitt, the Bulldogs want to continue to improve so they can go further this season.
“We have to make layups. We can’t turn the ball over. That’s such a big thing. You know, we have to be somewhere under five turnovers,” Suggitt said. “Free throws are huge. You know, we steadily got better. I don’t know if we made 67% last year as a team. And we need to be in the 80s. You need to be 80, 85, take good shots, not turn the ball over.”
Rudyard will open up its season next Thursday at Sault Ste. Marie. The Bulldogs won both matchups last year by scores of 51-43 and 60-51.