Saginaw opened its state title defense with a win against Mt. Pleasant with a 78-60 win Friday night.
The Trojans used heavy defensive pressure throughout the first half, opening a 35-24 halftime lead. They never looked back.
The defending Class A state champs play again on December 11 against Midland.
In Flint, Powers Catholic??s new coach Jeremy Trent wins his debut, knocking off Flint Northwestern 50-42.