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Speedboys break through Crystal Falls mystique for district semifinal win


March 9, 2017

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

Bessemer's Max Samardich, right, goes to the basket and is fouled by a Crystal Falls Forest Park defender during Wednesday night's MHSAA Class D District 127 semifinal at Republic-Michigamme school.

REPUBLIC - Everyone had seen this before.

Sure, Bessemer was up 11 at halftime, but here was dreaded Crystal Falls Forest Park - even with a sub-.500 9-11 record -with the lead in the fourth quarter, ready to upset the hottest Class D team in the Upper Peninsula outside of North Central.

But the Speedboys made the plays down the stretch, finally dismantling the Crystal Falls' mystique with a 42-38 victory Wednesday night in the MHSAA District 127 semifinal.

It's the first time since 2012 that Forest Park, use to winning in all sports, won't win this district.

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