Francis Senter

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The Lake Fenton varsity boys basketball team has worked hard.

The Blue Devils have had plenty of games where they had a great chance to earn a victory.

However, five games into the season the squad still was looking for its first victory.

That string ended on Friday. The Blue Devils dominated the final three quarter s of their road contest, earning a 66-47 victory against Owosso.

“Obviously getting a win means a lot,” Lake Fenton varsity boys basketball coach Josh Fox said. “They have put so much hard work into it and they finally were able to see the reward and get the win. The adversity they have felt with the losses, no one has ever come into practices defeated. They saw what we were trying to do, worked hard and I give them full credit.”

The Blue Devils trailed 14-9 after one quarter, but steadily took control of the contest. Francis Senter and Matt Turgeon led the charge from off the bench, combining for 31 team points. By halftime, the Blue Devils led 26-26.  After three quarters, Lake Fenton led 45-39.

“We played more under control in the second half and it showed by our second-half score,” Fox said.

Senter finished with 19 points, while Turgeon had 14 points.

“He’s (Senter) has been improving,” Fox said. “We always knew he had driving ability, but now he’s starting to shoot some threes. Matt played a huge job off the bench.”

Landon Verhelle had nine points.

“He’s our starting point guard and he played a pretty good game,” Fox said. “In the first half we were a little turnover-happy, but then we played better in the second half.”

The Blue Devils return to action when they host Holly on Tuesday.

“I was really happy with the win and I’m looking forward to building off of this.”

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