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Fennville wins again, led by late player's sub

Fennville's Xavier Grigg, right, hugs Mitchell Leonard, the brother of late teammate Wes Leonard, after Fennville's 79-50 victory over Bangor in a Class C district final boys basketball game Wednesday in Holland, Mich. <b>Associated Press</b>

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) -- One day after saying goodbye to teammate Wes Leonard at his funeral, the Fennville boys basketball team has defeated Bangor 79-50 to advance to the Michigan Class C district finals.

Xavier Grigg replaced Leonard in the starting lineup and scored 25 points Wednesday night. The game was moved to Hope College because of intense interest after the death of Leonard, who collapsed March 3 shortly after scoring the game-winning basket to preserve his team's unbeaten streak.

Grigg made four 3-pointers as Fennville went 13-of-24 from 3-point range before 3,177 at DeVos Fieldhouse.

Fennville (22-0) led 35-18 at the half and 55-31 after the third quarter. It faces the winner of Wednesday's game between Bloomingdale and Covert at Hope College on Friday for the district championship.