(Chelsea Update would like to thank Rich Rezler for the information in this story.)
The Chelsea High School boys junior varsity basketball team got its season off to a sizzling start, then used a late rally to beat visiting Ypsilanti Lincoln, 62-53, on Tuesday night.
Everything went right early for the Bulldogs (1-0), who jumped out to a 17-2 lead in the opening minutes. Lincoln steadily trimmed the lead to 17-9 at the end of the first quarter and 28-24 by halftime.
The Railsplitters (0-1) would lead by as many as five points in the third quarter before Chelsea cut the lead to 41-40 entering the fourth. The Bulldogs pulled away late as Beckett Boos scored 12 of his game-high 28 points in the final minutes, including 7-of-10 free throws.
George Grossbach added 13 points and Buck Allen 10 for Chelsea. Wyatt Matusik and Wyatt Sisler added five points apiece.
Bryce Poe led Lincoln with 18 points.
The Bulldogs’ next game is at Roseville High School on Tuesday, Dec. 12.