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#11 Bellevue vs #5 Clear Fork
D2 Bucyrus Sectional Semifinals
Clear Fork Gets By Bellevue To Sectional Final
A tenacious Bellevue squad gave Clear Fork all they could handle in their tournament opener, but the 5th-seeded Colts would prevail for a spot in the Division II Bucyrus Sectional Championship with a 63-56 win over the #11 Redmen.
Bellevue began the contest by claiming a 14-12 advantage after the first quarter of play but with senior A.J. Blubaugh poring in 17 of his team-best 19 points in the first half, Clear Fork would hold a 32-25 lead by halftime.
In the final two quarters Redmen junior forward Caleb Marshall took over at the offensive end, scoring all 20 of his points in the second half to keep Bellevue within striking distance of the upset. A balanced Colts attack featuring five players in double-figures scoring, however, would help Clear Fork close out the win to advance.
Next up for the #5 Colts (19-4) is a battle for the sectional crown against former conference rival #4 Mansfield Senior (18-4).