Monday, March 28, 2011 - MAC's Carlton Valentine and Lansing Sexton high school win State Title
EAST LANSING - Carlton Valentine
wouldn't admit he
has an obsessive compulsive disorder, but he
just wanted to make sure his
Lansing Sexton players took care of every last detail if they were to win their first state championship in 51 years.
even organized a shoot-around in the Sexton gym 2 hours before tip-off, where he
could make sure the players viewed the banner hanging with "1960" on it.
All that extra legwork paid off as Sexton (26-2) outshot, outrebounded, outran and outdefended Muskegon Heights in a 75-60 Class B title win at the Breslin Center
The Big Reds put up a five-point win over the Tigers (21-7) on their home floor in January, but they weren't satisfied with that.
"Coach Valentine always talks about respecting your opponent," said Tyrin Wade, who scored a game-high 18 points.