NIT: Stonehouse thumps foe in Class A opener

NEGAUNEE – Stonehouse Window and Door of Ishpeming was not about to open its Class A play in the 50th Annual Negaunee Invitational Basketball Tournament on a sour note Friday night.

Comprised of former Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University players, Stonehouse crushed the WSBL All Stars of Duluth (Minn.), 94-46.

Josh Buettner fired in 27 points and Matt Cameron added 20 to spark the winners.

For WSBL, Sean Mayberry tossed in 15 points and Mike Johnsted contributed 13.

In other Class A action, the Chris Boykins Outlaws dropped Threads of Milwaukee, 108-90, behind 33 points by Kevin Tiggs and 21 by Thad McFadden.

John Bast threw in 27 points for Threads. Rion Rayfield added 21.

John 3:16 of Milwaukee beat Dynasty of Chicago by forfeit.

Derek Frocolossi tossed in 18 points and Travis Schuba 16 as Lewis/Skil of Traverse City knocked off M.A.B. of southwest Michigan, 86-74.

Terrance Shaw fired in 28 points and Courtney Blackmore 17 for M.A.B.

Defending champion Lids Team Sports/The Bar of Green Bay dumped the Kenosha (Wis.;) Ballers 93-74.

Kor Knueppel poured in 36 points for the victors, while teammate Mike Hojnacki netted 15,

For the Kenosha squad, Damon Osborne(26) and Quiande Moore (16) combined for 42 points.

Yooper Shirts of Ishpeming beat I-Ball of Gary (Ind.) by forfeit.

In a late game Friday night, Racine (Wis.) Team Select held off Detroit, 87-83, with Devron Bastick pouring in 32 points and Reggie Bunch adding 18 for Racine.

For Detroit, Brian Woodland netted 27 markers and Charles Reed 14.

Class A competition will resume at 8 a.m. today at Negaunee’s Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium.

It will later feature the Negaunee Fox Motors 3-point Shootout and Slam Dunk competition at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday’s play is scheduled to get under way at 8:15 a.m., with the championship game set for 8 p.m.