No matter what happened, the North Farmington Raiders were bound to make history Friday, with the school’s first appearance in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) boys basketball final four.
The Raiders took an early lead over the Lansing Everett Vikings and never lost it, notching a 60-48 win at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. They’ll take on top-ranked University of Detroit Mercy for the state title on Saturday at noon. (Watch the game on Fox Sports Detroit.
Head coach Todd Negoshian said in a post-game interview that playing the second game helped, by allowing his team to sit and calm their nerves. He said the team’s 11 seniors and one junior played unselfishly and showed how much they wanted the win.
“When we left the gym this morning, we talked about how this was the last time that group would be in the gym together, and how we had to make the most of it,” Negoshian said. “We’re doing that now.”