Stonehouse eliminated in NIT’s Class A

NEGAUNEE – Stonehouse Window and Door of Ishpeming was eliminated from further Class A play at the Negaunee Invitational Tournament after falling to Chris Boykins Outlawz of Lansing, 60-56, on Saturday evening.

Named an All-American at Michigan Tech University about a month ago, Ali Haidar led Stonehouse with 22 points. Thad McFadden scored 24 and JuJuan Cooley 12 for Boykins.

For today, the final day of the month-long NIT, Class A winner’s bracket games will be played at 10:45 a.m. and noon to set up the 4 p.m. winner’s bracket final, while a half-dozen loser’s bracket games will start at 8:15 a.m. and fill in around winner’s bracket contests for continuous play.

The Class A championship game is set to start at 8 p.m.

In another loser’s bracket game Satuday night, I-Ball of Gary, Ind., took out Sportco of Stevens Point, Wis., 74-62. Dayshawn Wright scored 24 points and Robert Eldridge 16 for the winners, while Roy Boone and Chris Davis had 18 apiece for Sportco.

Earlier in the day in the second round of the winner’s bracket, Racine Team Select of Racine, Wis., downed Lakers/Heat of Milwaukee, 70-62, as the winners’ Devron Bostick scored 25 points and Marvin Sykes 13. Lakers/Heat’ Quement Greer scored 15 points and teammates James Steward and Dionte Tatum had 14 apiece.

Lids Team Sports/The Bar of Green Bay, Wis., took care of Main Event of Detroit, 81-57. Jeff Nordgard scored 33 and Kon Knueppel 24 for Lids, while Michael Beaty II had 14 and Vincent Moses 10 for Main Event.

Lewis/Skil of Traverse City snuck past I-Ball, 64-59, as Mike McClarey scored 18 points and teammates Robbie Harman and Ben Simons each had 11 for Lewis/Skil. Eldridge scored 16 and I-Ball teammate Marcus Johnson had 14.

Midwest Dynasty just got by Boykins Outlawz, 69-64. Chris Singletary scored 21 points and Deandre Thomas 15 for the winners, while Luke McKenna had 20 and McFadden 18 for Boykins.

In an early loser’s bracket game, All City Ballers of Appleton, Wis., eliminated Wick Ware Farms of the downstate Thumb, 79-65, as All City’s Eli McCauley scored 29 points and Anthony Tolliver 16. For Wick Ware, Tristin Pennington had 28 and Billy Goodall 15.

Lakers/Heat stayed alive in the loser’s bracket in the afternoon with an 84-79 shootout over Jay Bee Auto of Kenosha, Wis. Greer scored 22 and Steward 16 for the winners, while Issa Avery had 20 and Thomas Cobbs 18 for Jay Bee.