Lansing Sexton had first-year coach Ron Banks, as his Big Reds were home to East Lansing.
In the early going, East Lansing played the aggressor. Akeel Mitchell went to the hoop to put the Trojans up two.
Sexton was in white on offense. They went Inside to their big Austin Johnson for two in the low post. It was a three-point lead for the Big Reds.
Back down the floor for Sexton, a nifty feed to Cameron King gave him a bunny.
And once more, defense created offense. Devin Taylor had a steal, drive and bucket.
Sexton edged out East Lansing with a 50-49 final.