EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Deshaun Thrower and Muskegon finally made a pleasant memory of a season's final weekend.
Michigan's Mr. Basketball scored 21 points Saturday and Deyonta Davis added 26 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks to lead the unbeaten Big Reds past Bloomfield Hills 91-67 for their first Class A state championship.
"It feels great to leave on a good note," said the senior, who made two prior trips to the final four and two more to the state football finals without earning a championship.
William Roberson Jr. added 17 points and five assists and Joeviair Kennedy finished with 14 points for the Big Reds (28-0), who were 15-for-22 from the floor in the first half. They led 45-25 at intermission and never allowed the Blackhawks to get closer than 15 points before the game was hopelessly out of reach.
"We've been trying to climb this mountain for a long time, and we finally made it to the top," coach Keith Guy said.
"We didn't want to leave anything here. We wanted to go home with the state championship trophy, and we wanted to go undefeated."
Muskegon, which made 67 percent of its field goal tries, also made life miserable for Bloomfield Hills center Yante Maten. The senior had 25 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks in the Blackhawks' semifinal win over University of Detroit Jesuit but picked up his fourth foul early in the third of the title game.
He fouled out late in the period with 13 points, five boards and three blocks.
The Blackhawks made just nine first-half field goals and were outrebounded 32-20 by game's end.
Davis and Kennedy were a big reason the Big Reds outscored Bloomfield Hills 54-16 in the paint.
"Deyonta was great tonight," Thrower said of the 6-foot-9 junior. "He scored, he rebounded, he blocked shots.
"He's a superman for our team."
Bloomfield Hills, a new school that opened last fall after the consolidation of Andover and Lahser high schools, seemed to blink early under the bright lights.
"The game got out of our hands, and our inexperience caught up to us," coach Duane Graves said.
Xzavier Reynolds had 21 points to lead the Blackhawks (24-4).