FLINT–Muskegon Community College’s men’s basketball team made program history Saturday night when the Jayhawks defeated Lansing Community College, 92-84 to win the Great Lakes District A regional championship for the second time in the last three years.

The Jayhawks ran hot to start the game, jumping out to a 13-point lead with just under 13 minutes left in the first half.

But, Lansing shook it off and came charging back, eventually overtaking the Jayhawks and taking a nine-point lead, 45-36 lead at halftime.

Jake Martinson (Big Rapids) scored 13 points and Jeff Sultzer (Indianapolis) added 10 in the first half for the Jayhawks.

Muskegon rallied to erase that nine-point deficit with a run of its own. The game remained close for the majority of the second half.

Key buckets by Jarvin Graham (Chicago) and free throws from Isaac Anderson (Northrop) and Ty Thiel (Rockford) allowed the Jayhawks to pull away in the final five minutes.

Leading the Jayhawks was Sultzer with 23 points. DJ Lanier (Dowagiac) scored 18 points and hauled down seven rebounds. Graham added 16 points. Martinson recorded a double double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Anderson chipped in with six points as well as a game-high 16 rebounds and eight assists.

“I am so proud of this team,” said Jayhawks head coach Jimmy Booth. “They all have sacrificed so much, and have put their team first. This is a special group of guys.”

The Jayhawks are now 19-8 on the season.