Two teams still alive for Class C state title

After Tuesday night only one of the three remaining three featuring MSU recruits was guaranteed a spot in the semifinals at the Breslin Center. As it turns out, two of the Class C teams advanced and could face each other in the finals on Saturday afternoon.

  Flint Beecher (21-5) downed the North Muskegon (24-2) 60-54 in quarterfinal action in Alma. Beecher star Marquise Gray outdueled his future teammate Drew Naymick and will move on to play undefeated Hanover-Horton (26-0) in the semis on Thursday afternoon.


 Gray, a junior, iced the game for the Buccaneers, nailing 3-of-4 free throws in the last 39 seconds of the game. Gray finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Naymick led the Norseman with 23 points, seven rebounds and eight blocked shots.


 In the other game Detroit St. Martin DePorres (25-1) used a second-half explosion to oust Unionville-Sebewaing 70-52.


DePorres was led by senior guard and Mr. Basketball runner-up Brandon Cotton who finished with 30 points after going scoreless in the first quarter.


With the Eagles trailing 26-25 in the first minute of the third quarter, Cotton led DePorres on a 17-0 run in the next five minutes en route to 26-point quarter. Going into the fourth quarter the Eagles held a 51-36 lead.


Class C All-State team


Cotton, Naymick and Gray were all named to the Associated Press Class C All-State team on Wednesday, for their efforts during the season and throughout the playoff run.

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