Michigan team wins district title

Updated: March 12, 2011, 8:04 AM ET
Associated Press

HOLLAND, Mich. -- A Michigan high school basketball team has won a state district championship a week after one of its star players collapsed on the court and died.

Fennville High erased a 10-point deficit to beat Covert High 51-48 Friday night for a Class C district title. The win improved the Blackhawks' record to a perfect 23-0.

Fennville won all three of its state tournament games after junior Wes Leonard collapsed shortly after scoring the winning basket in the team's regular season finale last week. Doctors say he died of a heart-related issue.

Fennville's Reid Sexton made two free throws to put the team up by three with 16.5 seconds left, and a desperation 3-point shot by Covert's Michael Smith missed with six seconds remaining.


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