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March 22, 2014

Bloomfield Hills High boys basketball falls in Class A final

By Christian Davis
C & G Sports Writer

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Bloomfield Hills High senior Yante Maten goes up for a shot against Muskegon High March 22 at the Breslin Center. The Black Hawks lost the Class A final 91-67.

EAST LANSING — Muskegon High boys basketball proved to be too much for Bloomfield Hills High.

The Big Red won the Class A state championship game 91-67 March 22 in East Lansing.

“Shots just didn’t fall. It happens. The ball didn’t bounce our way,” Bloomfield Hills coach Duane Graves said. “Someone forgot to take the Saran Wrap off the rim for us. Other than that, I thought our boys fought as hard as they could.”

Muskegon led by 10 points after the first on the back of an 9-1 run to close out the frame and then extended the lead to 20 at the break.

The Big Reds shot 67.4 percent for the game, doing most of their damage close to the hoop with 54 points in the paint.

“I think the game just got out of our hands and that inexperience caught up to us,” Graves said.

Muskegon had four players score in double figures, including Deyonta Davis, who led all scorers with 26 points. He also tallied 13 rebounds.

Xzavier Reynolds led Bloomfield Hills with 21 points. Teammate Yante Maten finished with 13 points and five rebounds in 18 minutes of play. He fouled out in the third quarter.

Muskegon finishes a perfect season at 28-0 overall. The Black Hawks end 24-4.

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