EAST LANSING (Detroit Free Press) -- From a single victory two seasons ago to a single victory away from a state championship.
Southfield Christian is in that position today after it survived a 37-point performance by Muskegon Catholic Central's Jason Ribecky to post a 78-74 win in a Class D semifinal in the Breslin Center.
Christian (23-2) scored 90 or more points six times and averaged 77 a game; MCC (17-10) scored 75 or more points just three times and for the longest time it seemed as though Christian eventually would pull away.
"We kept saying they're wearing down, they're wearing down, but they did not wear down," Christian coach Josh Baker said. "We missed some rotations. We tried to double (Ribecky) more and guys were open. They made us pay on everything. They were a little tougher than us on the glass."
But Christian kept pushing the ball down the court at every opportunity.