- Associated Press - Saturday, March 18, 2017

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Senior guard Lauren Newman scored 19 points, helping Flushing to a 49-38 victory over East Kentwood in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Class A girls basketball final Saturday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

Flushing, which held a 19-17 halftime lead, outscored the Falcons 17-9 in the third quarter to take command.

Senior forward Breanna Perry, who will continue her basketball career at Temple, added 12 points, 13 rebounds and four steals for the Raiders (24-3), who won the program’s first state championship.

Flushing last advanced to the state semifinals in 1976. The school had never played in a girls basketball final before this season.

Junior center Corinne Jemison finished with 12 points and six rebounds for East Kentwood (26-2). The Falcons had their 25-game winning streak snapped.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide