Rudyard Prepares for Ewen-Trout Creek in Div. 4 Boys Basketball Quarterfinals

The Rudyard Bulldogs will seek to make it back to the state semifinals for a second straight season on Tuesday night when they take on Ewen-Trout Creek in the Div. 4 quarterfinals.

Rudyard (23-1) won its second straight regional championship with a 52-37 win over Onaway on Wednesday.

The 15-point victory was the Bulldogs closest game of the postseason. They had won each of the three previous district and regional games by at least 29 points.

Rudyard coach Jim Suggitt said Ewen-Trout Creek (21-3) will be a challenge for Rudyard because of their size.

“They’ve got three big guys and they’re a really well-coached team. It’s going to be a battle next week,” said Suggitt after the win over Onaway.

“They’ve got some shooters and they’ve got big guys that can run, jump and shoot,” said senior EJ Suggitt, coach Jim Suggitt’s son. “So we’ve got to work on our defense. We held Onaway to 37 [points] but I think we’ve got to play better defense [than that] even against them.”

Rudyard and Ewen-Trout Creek will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Munising.

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