HOLLAND, Mich. — A Michigan high school basketball team is playing its first game since one of its star players collapsed after scoring the winning basket to give his team a perfect regular-season record.
Thousands of fans observed a moment of silence before the tipoff of Monday night's state tournament game between the teams from Fennville and Lawrence high schools.
Monday's game is the first game for Fennville since 16-year-old junior Wes Leonard died of a heart ailment after scoring the winning basket in its regular-season finale Thursday to give the team a 20-0 record.
The state tournament game was moved to the Hope College arena in Holland to accommodate a much larger crowd.
Players from both high school teams wore warm-up shirts paying tribute to Leonard.