Gann Falls to Powerful Dexter
Size, speed, and strong shooting was too much despite outstanding effort by the Gann cagers as they fell 79-54 on the road at Dexter.
Entering tonights game at Dexter, Gann fully understood the challenge at hand. With a front line of 6'11, 6'5, and 6'4 and a team featuring multiple college bound standouts, any thought of an upset would take many pieces falling into place. Despite the challenge, Gann took the court ready to play and with no hesitation and once again proved they can play with anyone. Gann scratched, clawed, and tussled on every trip down the court, pushing Dexter on each and every possession from the opening tip to the final buzzer. With Gann trailing by just 8 midway through the first half and down only 12 with under 4 minutes to go in the half, a late 1st half push by Dexter left Gann looking at a 16 point deficit at intermission. "The final score does not in any way reflect how that game was played," said Coach Nole. "Whether we we up 1 early or down 10 or 20 --or whatever it was--we played every possession like the game was tied and the game had that tight feel throughout. Dan (Metser) put together the defensive performance of the year against a high level PG--I believe keeping him completely off the scoreboard; Matt (Gluck) continued his offensive surge proving he can put up numbers against anyone; Eli (Gross) showed he can handle elite pressure--'breaking ankles' multiple times, and Yahm (Rones) and Jake (Starr) among others showed despite giving up over 6"'s can battle with anyone." Matt Gluck led the way in scoring with 19 as Gann dropped their final regular season game leaving Gann with at a 14-5 mark overall as they await the MBIL tourney and still possible NEPSAC bid.