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Port Huron High falls to PHN in district play; looks back on season

By Joseph Hayes

It wasn’t the way they wanted to see it end.

But the Port Huron High School boys basketball team still had plenty to be proud of.

Port Huron Northern defeated Port Huron High, 64-44, on Thursday night in a Division 1 district game.

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Tyler Jamison led the Huskies with a game-high 22 points and nine assists. Ryan McNeill added 13 points for Northern.

Jace Mullins meanwhile had 16 points for Port Huron High, which ends the season 3-6 overall.

It was a difficult season at times for the Big Reds, but one in which they believe they achieved growth.

“This was a year like no other,” Port Huron High coach Marion Stewart said. “With so much adversity, our kids showed up every day and worked hard. And with that, I’m so proud of my guys. The young players got tossed to the fire and responded well, and seniors like Jace Mullins stepped up to lead them through it.”

Stewart said the Big Reds will focus on using the off-season to improve and gear up for next year when life in the sports world will have hopefully returned to normal.

“We talked to our guys and they know what we have to get better at and have to work hard at it,” Stewart said. “At the end of the day I’m glad we got to play this year and look forward to continuing to build our program.”

Port Huron Northern meanwhile will look ahead to Saturday’s district final against the host school Macomb Dakota.

Tip-off is scheduled for noon.

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