Local Sports Journal

The first chances to see the defending Class A state champion Muskegon Big Reds basketball team locally will be in a pair of tournaments featuring some of the top teams in the state and Midwest region.

The Big Reds, featuring two senior Mr. Basketball candidates in 6-10 Deyonta Davis (a Michigan State commit) and 6-4 Joeviair “Hip-Hop” Kennedy, will be at Reeths-Puffer on Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30, as part of the annual Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Basketball Classic. Muskegon will play Lansing Eastern at7:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 and come back the next night and play East Kentwood at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 30.

Coach Keith Guy’s Big Reds will then turn their attention to one of the top teams in the entire Midwest, when Chicago Curie (Ill.) visits Muskegon’s Redmond-Potter Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 3 for a rematch in the 7 p.m. final game of the three-game Muskegon Showcase.

Complete schedules for both events are listed below.


At Reeths-Puffer High School

Monday, Dec. 29

6 p.m.: Birmingham Brother Rice vs. East Kentwood

7:30 p.m.: Muskegon vs. Lansing Eastern

Tuesday, Dec. 30

6 p.m.: Lansing Eastern vs. Birmingham Brother Rice

7:30 p.m.: Muskegon vs. East Kentwood

All tickets are $6 per day and will be sold at the door. No passes of any kind will be accepted.


At Muskegon High School’s Redmond-Potter Gymnasium

Saturday, Jan. 3

3 p.m.: Kalamazoo Central vs. Thea Bowman Academy (Ind.)

5 p.m.: Saginaw Arthur Hill vs. Chicago Vocational (Ill.)

7 p.m.: Muskegon vs. Chicago Curie (Ill.)

All tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. No passes of any kind will be accepted.