2017-12-07 / Sports

St. Mary snaps road losing streak

Schaub, Eagles open 2017-18 with big win at Marion
By Jay Bushen
Sports Editor


ST. MARY sophomore Thomas Grant (34) guides a Marion player toward the baseline on Tuesday. ST. MARY sophomore Thomas Grant (34) guides a Marion player toward the baseline on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Harrison Schaub and his St. Mary teammates did something they’d never done before: board a bus bound for Lake Leelanau as winners of a varsity basketball game.

The Jim Dybevik era started off with a bang at Marion on Tuesday as an unselfish offensive performance led to a 53-36 win for the Eagles, the program’s first road victory in years.

“It’s really nice, especially for the kids,” Dybevik said.

Schaub, a senior point guard, led the Eagles with 13 points. Avery Kohler reached double figures, as well, with 10 points. Cody Campbell added nine, Andrew Tondreau tallied eight and Zavier McKillip chipped in with seven.

The team led 22-12 at halftime.

Dybevik said the boys missed a few “bunnies” around the rim and have work to do with ball handling but that he was pleased with his team’s tenacity and willingness to distribute the rock.

“We have room to improve, but we played really intense. We executed correctly and did some fantastic things,” Dybevik said. “It’s good to get that first win, but there’s no rest because we turn around and get Leland on Thursday.”

St. Mary will be tasked with slowing down 2016-17 Leelanau County scoring leader Garret Miller, who poured in 26 points on Tuesday in a 49-35 home win over reigning Cherryland Conference champion Northport.

The contest tips off in Lake Leelanau following the JV game at 6 p.m.

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