TC St. Franics Holds off St. Ignace, Advances to State Semifinals

GAYLORD – The third-ranked Traverse City St. Francis girls basketball team secured a 48-44 win over sixth-ranked St. Ignace in a Class C quarterfinal at Gaylord on Tuesday.

The Gladiators (25-1) now advance to Thursday’s Class C state semifinal at Michigan State’s Breslin Center, where it will face Niles Brandywine (24-2) at 1 p.m.

St. Ignace closes out its season at 23-3.