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Letting My Thoughts Wander – Musings On The ‘Ships In East Lansing

By: Scott Burnstein, March 26, 2018, 2:00 pm
Thoughts from this past weekend’s MHSAA boys basketball final four:
Clarkston point guard Foster Loyer (Michigan State) has such a sick game I think this young man chugs bottles of THER-A-FLU for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The kid just hit another 3 from the Breslin Center parking lot by the way. Never seen a two-game dissection of defenses designed to stop a single threat quite like what "Foster the Phemom" was able to or the weekend to Warren De La Salle and Holland West Ottawa (82 points on 26-of-36 from the floor…..are you kidding me?)
I sense after two-straight Class A state titles, legendary Clarkston coach Dan Fife might be taking a bow……we’ll see soon
The FARNUM BOYZ from Benton Harbor was more like the Billionaires Boys Club this weekend – STRAIGHT CASH MONEY. All hail the Class B champs (first for “Tha Harbor” in more than 50 years!!)
Change of definition – a “Scooby snack” will now be another way to say a game-winning bucket from Benton Harbor super stud Carlos (Scooby) Johnson…..please make a note
Would have really liked to see a second half in the Class C final between Detroit Edison and Maple City Glen Lake with a healthy Cade Peterson, Glen Lake’s senior forward and team captain. Peterson missed half of the third quarter and played gimpy in the fourth because of a sprained ankle suffered on a rebound of a missed Edison free throw. The time Peterson was off the floor was when Edison surged past Glen Lake for the title.
Edison senior point guard P.J. Mitchell (Central Michigan) is the definition of a GAMER. Mitchell went HAM in the third quarter, 12 straight to bring his Pioneers back from a deficit and lead them to a well-deserved crowning.
CALLING MY SHOT: Southfield Christian will repeat as Class D champs in 2019 behind the backcourt of shooting guard Harlond Beverly, the best small-school player (at least in terms of upside) the state has seen in quite a while and, point guard Caleb Hunter, the Eagles silent assassin at the helm of that high-powered ‘O’