McBain’s Perfect Season Ends in Semifinal Loss to Grandville Calvin Christian

EAST LANSING – Riding a 26-game win streak, a historic season came to close for the McBain boys basketball program at Michigan State’s Breslin Center on Thursday.

Making their first appearance in the Class C state semifinals since 2011, the Ramblers had no answer for Grandville Calvin Christian’s 6-foot-9 Tony DeWitte in a 65-42 loss.

DeWitte scored a game-high 31 points on 12-of-15 shooting from the field, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, as Calvin Christian (21-4) held a 36-22 lead at the half.

"This wasn’t our A-game by far, but we got beat by a team that played exceptionally well and give them all the credit in the world,” McBain coach Bruce Koopman said. “We’re a better team than this and these guys are a great group of young men and I can tell you going 26 and 1 is not an easy task.

“I’m very proud of this team and what they did for McBain."

As a team, the Squires shoot 59.5 percent (25-of-42) from the field and 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from long range.

"They’ve got the depth that they have and the shooters that they have and it’s hard to compete with,” McBain senior Ethan Eisenga said. “We gave it our best and I guess we came up a little short."

Logan Eling led the Ramblers with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, while Cole Powell and Craig Sterk chipped in with nine points apiece.

McBain ends its season at 26-1.