(FENNVILLE, Mich.) -- A Michigan boys’ basketball team was victorious Monday in its first game since the tragic death of Fennville High School star player Wes Leonard.
Despite the victory, the team hasn't gotten over the shock of losing Leonard, who collapsed shortly after sinking the winning basket March 3 in the Blackhawks' last regular season contest.
Doctors said that the 16-year-old died from cardiac arrest caused by an enlarged heart.
Shortly before Monday's tip-off at Hope College's DeVos Fieldhouse, the 3,400 spectators stood for a moment of silence in memory of Leonard. The game was attended by the boy's parents, his younger brother and 100 other family members.
Fennville then went on to defeat Lawrence, 65 to 54, in the opener of the Class C state tournament. Adam Siegel scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the way.
The Blackhawks next play Bangor in Wednesday’s district semifinal.
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