Boys basketball season is underway in the state of Michigan and for Brandon Johns and the East Lansing Trojans they hit the ground running with a 67-58 win over DeWitt in each team's season opener.

Johns, who committed to Michigan for college in the offseason, is a Mr. Basketball hopeful in his senior season and he started his campaign on the right foot with a 33 point effort in the win. He also came close to a triple double with nine rebounds (all in the second half) and seven steals in the game.

Noah Schon stepped up big time for a team that lost prolific scorers like DeAndre Robinson and Caleb Hoekstra. Schon scored 23 points in this one including hitting 4-9 shots from three point range. He also grabbed three rebounds.

In the loss DeWitt had a very balanced scoring attack with three different players in double figures, however a combination of some early season rust and some solid East Lansing defense saw the Panthers commit 21 turnovers in this game. A rough start for Bill Flannery's squad in his first game, but a positive showing given that stat for sure.

DeWitt also outrebounded East Lansing 36-29 in the game.

East Lansing's next game is at Jackson on Friday night, on that same night DeWitt will host Mason.

Full stats from East Lansing vs DeWitt:

East LansingSTATDeWITT
29 (11)Rebounds (Off)36 (16)

East Lansing individuals:

Brandon Johns: 33 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 7 steals, 2 blocks

Noah Schon: 23 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Marcus Wourman Jr.: 7 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Jack Morse: 2 points, 2 rebounds

Malik Jones: 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal

DeWitt individuals:

Tanner Reha: 16 points, 3 rebounds

Isaac Hungerford: 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Luke Hyde: 11 points, 4 rebounds

Benjamin Tanke: 5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal

Alan Smith: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

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