Mars bounced from WPIAL Class 5A tourney with 67-50 loss at No. 2 Franklin Regional – Butler Eagle

Mars head coach Rob Carmody watches his workforce combat in opposition to the Panthers of Franklin Regional within the first spherical of the WPIAL 5A playoffs at Franklin Regional Excessive Faculty in Murrysville PA Ed Thompson/Butler 02/19/2024

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MURRYSVILLE — Regardless of getting into Franklin Regional’s fitness center having received just one contest in over a month, Mars discovered it onerous to contemplate itself at a drawback.

Not with a prolonged program postseason appearances streak. Or a participant who would attain the 1,000-point threshold Monday evening and the supporting solid round him.

It was a Panthers surge late within the second quarter, although, that put the Planets behind in a 67-50 first-round WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball playoff loss.

“The fact is that it’s a 15 (seed) and a two,” Mars coach Rob Carmody stated. “The longer you’ll be able to grasp round and preserve strain on them, man, possibly one thing good occurs. However we weren’t ready to try this. … The distinction between a one-possession sport and a three-possession sport? Actually huge.”

After Ryan Ceh’s three-pointer with 2:13 to go within the first half, the Planets (10-13) trailed by simply two. The hosts replied with a bucket on the opposite finish, then Mars dedicated fouls that gave Drew Devola a visit to the road and Cameron Rowell one other two. The latter lower to the ring and laid it in with a second left to present Franklin Regional (20-2) a nine-point lead on the midway mark.

It wasn’t what the Planets had in thoughts after a primary body through which it comparatively stored the Panthers off-balance and answered when the house workforce’s pictures did start to fall.

“We needed to get off to a very good begin,” Carmody stated. “What’s plagued us over the previous few weeks plagued us tonight. Simply premature turnovers, actually some missed alternatives on pictures that we’ve acquired to make — some straightforward layups — and gifting away second-chance factors.”

Ceh’s trey was the one made subject purpose Mars had within the closing 6:30 of the second. It had extra turnovers (6) than factors (4) in that tough stretch.

“We needed to play quick, however we have been by no means in a position to get them to decelerate of their transition,” Carmody stated.

Ceh, who posted a game-high 26 factors and added 9 rebounds, reached 1,000 factors on a trey with 3:31 remaining within the third quarter. He finishes his Mars profession with 1,007 factors.

No different Planet participant was in a position to knock down greater than two subject targets on the evening. Drew Navetta had six factors and Austin Campbell 5.

“For the remainder of the fellows, we needed to remove stand-still threes and power them to drive and assault and rating over us,” Panthers coach Jesse Reed stated.

MARS 50

Ryan Ceh 11 0-0 26, Drew Navetta 2 0-0 6, Austin Campbell 2 1-2 5, Brady Jordan 2 0-1 4, Austen Wroblewski 1 0-0 3, Ben Detisch 1 0-0 2, Alex Vidic 0 2-3 2, Ian Zukowski 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20 3-6 50.

FRANKLIN REGIONAL 67

Colin Masten 8 2-3 20, Cooper Rankin 9 1-2 19, Cameron Rowell 7 4-10 18, Drew Devola 2 1-4 5, Finian Hutchison 1 0-0 3, Connor Crossey 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28 8-19 67.

Mars 11 10 15 14 — 50

Franklin Regional 14 16 19 18 — 67

3-point targets: Mars 7 (Ceh 4, Navetta 2, Wroblewski); Franklin Regional 3 (Masten 2, Hutchison)

Mars’ Ryan Ceh tries for a deep three attempting to convey the rating to inside 10 factors Monday within the Planets’ first-round playoff sport with Franklin Regional. Ed Thompson/Butler Eagle

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Mars head coach Rob Carmody talks to Ian Zukowski in between foul pictures throughout Monday’s WPIAL playoff loss to Franklin Regional. Ed Thompson/Butler Eagle

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Mars’ Ian Zukowski scores on a layup throughout Monday’s WPIAL playoff loss to Franklin Regional. Ed Thompson/Butler Eagle

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Mars’ Alex Vidic will get round Franklin Regional’s Connor Crossey in Monday’s WPIAL Class 5A playoff sport. The Panthers topped the Planets, 67-50. Ed Thompson/Butler Eagle

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Alex Vidic of Mars takes a bounce shot throughout Monday’s WPIAL playoff loss to Franklin Regional. Ed Thompson/Butler Eagle

Mars’ Ben Detisch makes an attempt a shot throughout Monday’s WPIAL playoff loss to Franklin Regional. Ed Thompson/Butler Eagle

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Mars’ Ben Detisch lets Franklin Regional’s Luke Kimmich go up and over him so he can get a greater place for his shot in Monday’s WPIAL playoff sport in Murrysville. The Planets misplaced, 67-50. Ed Thompson/Butler Eagle

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Mars guard Austin Campbell tries for a deep three in Monday’s WPIAL Class 5A playoff sport in Murrysville. Mars fell to Franklin Regional, 67-50. Ed Thompson/Butler Eagle

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