Dundee boys drop 63-42 decision to Cal-Mum in semi-final round
The clock ran out on the Dundee Scotsmen boy's basketball team Monday evening at Marcus Whitman High School. Unlike the regular season, there is no second chance. The Section V Basketball tournament is unforgiving. There is no room for a poor shooting night. No margin for failure. You lose and you go home. The clock ran out on Dundee Monday night. They dropped a 63-42 decision to Caledonia-Mumford in the Class C2 semi-final game. The Red Raiders from Cal-Mum will advance the Class C-2 championship game at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester against Geneseo Saturday. The Scots will ponder "what might have been," and look ahead to the games of spring.
The Cal-Mum formula for winning was simple. They converted nine 3-pointers to pull ahead and widened their lead by making 18 of 24 at the foul line in the later part of the game. The Scots ran into some periods of cold shooting and could convert only 4 of 9 from the charity stripe. Dundee led briefly in the first quarter, but a 7-0 run by the Red Raiders put them ahead 20-16 at the end of the first quarter. They enjoyed a 26-25 margin at the half. But the second half belonged to Cal-Mum. They outscored the Scots 37-17 and that would spell doom for the Dundee five.
Jarrett Butler was the top scorer for Dundee notching 14 points. Tyler Kelly added 11 points including three 3-pointers. Andrew Clark and Cole Hartman contributed 9 and 6 points respectively.
The loss was disappointing for Les Miller's squad for sure, but Dundee enjoyed a fine season, winning 18 games and losing only 4. Unfortunately for Dundee, there is no second chance in the big tournament.