Munising boys advance to first MHSAA Final
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - The Munising Mustangs boys basketball team is going to its first-ever MHSAA Final.
In Thursday evening’s Division 4 state semifinal game, Munising (26-1) won 55-44 over Marine City Cardinal Mooney (16-12).
The Mustangs will play for a state title at 10:00 a.m. eastern time Saturday at the Breslin Center against reigning state champion Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian (22-6). Tri-Unity Christian beat Frankfort 54-37 in the other semifinal.
Saturday’s game will be shown on Bally Sports Detroit.
Coach Terry Kienitz had the Mustangs in the program’s first semifinal. Munising led 27-13 at halftime. Cardinal Mooney cut Munising’s lead to two points in the third quarter, but the Mustangs finished strong. Senior Kane Nebel scored 21 points, with 15 coming in the second half. Sophomore Carson Kienitz scored 12 points, and sophomore Trevor Nolan added 11 for Munising.
The Mustangs have now won 15 straight games since losing a four-point game to Brimley on Jan. 17 - Munising’s only loss on the season.
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