Big Reds finish the deal: Sexton wins class B crown

Posted: March 27, 2011 by Jared Field in High School

The Lansing Sexton Big Reds, fresh off one of the biggest victories in school history over Detroit Country Day, finished the deal on Saturday night in East Lansing.

Sexton rode another strong performance from big man Tyrin Wade to a 75-60 win over Muskegon Heights. Wade, who made his impact defensively on Friday night versus Ohio State-bound Amir Williams, led Sexton in scoring with 18 points and seven rebounds.

Denzel Valentine, a 6-4 junior MSU commitment, also turned in a solid performance with 17 points, six rebounds and three assists. His night was highlighted by a two-handed dunk in traffic at the end of the third quarter.

One major storyline in the game was the poor shooting of Heights’ star Deonte Hudson. The 6-4 senior guard scored 31 in the semis only to come back to earth in the final, shooting 5-for-25 from the field for 16 points.

  1. muthguy1 says:

    Congratulations to Sexton! I really enjoyed their play this year. Especially in the tournament, they worked hard on defense and shared the ball on offense. They had a team full of players who can score and they worked well together. Their was no jealousy among the players that I could see.

    Denzel Valentine is a wonderful player, but Anthony Clemmons, Bryn Forbes and Tyrin Kemp will certainly all play college basketball. I would think Jalen Hayes will probably be a much bigger scorer next year and he certainly has the talent to step up to that.

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