Hot shooting West Lyon is a victory away from a first ever state basketball title. The eighth ranked Wildcats connected on eight three pointers and shot 55 percent for the game in a 61-40 win over Keota in a class 1A semifinal round game. Kacey Myrlie made all six of his shots, including four of four from three point range, to finish with a team-high 17 points. “We’re a little bigger than Keota, so we just wanted to keep pounding it in low to our big boys,” Myrlie says. “If they get double-teamed, they can kick it out to us for some shots. They got it going inside and that brought the outside out. So, we’re good.”

The Wildcats displayed a typical balanced attack with three players in double figures. Keota falls to 25-2 and coach Dan Stout hopes his team can bounce back with a good effort in the consolation game. “That’s what I told the kids, the nice thing is that doesn’t have to be the last taste of basketball in your mouth there,” Stout says.

Nate Owen led Keota with 12 points.