Boys Basketball: Barnum knocks off Royalton in sub-section finals
By PATRICK SLACK
Junior Luke Wentland scored 18 points and senior Steve Hoff sank 16, but top-seeded Barnum had a little too much firepower for the Royals, Tuesday, winning 69-53.
The Bombers shot 57.5 percent from the floor in the Sub-Section 5A East championship at Mora, forcing the Royals to try to play from behind throughout the night.
Junior Matt Silbernick had eight points, followed by junior Justin Opatz, seniors Dan Anshus (2), Curtis Makela (2) and Tyler Makela (2) and sophomore Jesse Popp (1).
Tyler Makela distributed seven assists and Silbernick passed out five.
Royalton finished the season with a record of 15-13.
Seniors on this year’s team included Hoff, Tyler Makela, Curtis Makela, Jeremy Grittner, Brandon Lattimer and Anshus.
Barnum 69, Royalton 53
Royalton 23 30 – 53
Barnum 33 36 – 69
Royalton—Luke Wentland, 18 (6 rebounds); Steve Hoff, 16 (3 assists); Matt Silbernick, 8 (5 assists); Justin Opatz, 4; Dan Anshus, 2; Curtis Makela, 2; Tyler Makela, 2 (7 assists); Jesse Popp, 1.