Muskegon Big Reds push top-ranked Cass Tech to the limit before falling in OT, 85-78

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The Muskegon boys basketball team may have lost on Saturday, but made a big statement in the process.

The Big Reds took Detroit Cass Tech, the No. 1 ranked Class A team in the state in one poll, to overtime before falling 85-78.

Muskegon was on top most of the way, with leads of 19-12 after one quarter, 43-37 at halftime and 54-44 after three quarters.

Cass Tech had a huge fourth quarter, outscoring the Big Reds 26-16 to force overtime. Tech sealed the victory with a 15-8 edge in the extra session.

Christopher Murray led Cass Tech with 23 points.

Vern Nash had 23 for Muskegon while Willie Shanks and Eonte Tornes added 17 points apiece. Shanks also pulled down six rebounds.

Muskegon is now 5-3 on the season.

 

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