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Tough shooting day dooms Northview in state semifinal

The Wildcats made just 14 of 41 shots against Warren De La Salle
Northview basketball
Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 16:24:16-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Northview made 34% of its shots Friday in a 59-45 division one state semifinal loss to Warren De La Salle at the Breslin Center.

Kyler Vanderjagt was the only Wildcat in double figures scoring 19 points.

The Pilots Michael Sulaka led all scorers with 20 points Nino Smith added 16.

Northview scored the games first five points but De La Salle counterd with an eight oh run an never trailed the remainder of the game.

"We wrote down goal at the beginning of the season, conference, district, regional, our goal was to get to the Breslin and that's exactly what we did," Vanderjagt said. "Couldn't have done it without our coaching staff pushing us day in and day out. Couldn't have done it without our guys coming in together working out everyday, it's just an amazing time."

The Wildcats finish a memorable season at 25-2.

"It has been a humbling experience just kind of watching these kids go through life and get out what they deserve," 3rd year Northview head coach David Chana said. "The amount of work that these kids have put in to get the accomplishments that they've had and the success that they've had, they deserve that because of the work that they've done. In a whole I think we will look back in 10-15-20 years and say wow that was awesome right now my emotions are a little down just because it is my last time with some of these guys and they are a special group."

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