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Canton — Chase Meredith had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Canton made six free throws during the final minute to remain unbeaten while clinching the Kensington Lakes Activities Association Black Division title with a 57-52 victory over Wayne Memorial Tuesday night.

Canton (15-0, 11-0) got it done defensively, limiting Wayne to 12 points and one 3-pointer during the fourth quarter.

Canton held its largest lead, 36-29, following B. Artis White’s 3-pointer with 3:20 left in the third before Wayne went on an 11-2 run to take a 40-38 cushion with junior guard Isaiah Lewis making three 3-pointers.

“We came over (at the end of third quarter) and talked about how we had to get back to our second-quarter D,” said Meredith, a 6-foot-7 senior. Canton limited Wayne to six points in the second quarter to take a 25-21 halftime lead. “We started getting lackadaisical and stopped talking on defense in that third quarter, then we started locking down in the fourth quarter to get it done.”

Wayne (10-4, 9-2) has suffered its four losses against teams with a combined record of 43-1, losing to defending Class A state champion Clarkston (14-1) in the season opener and to Ann Arbor Skyline (14-0) in overtime.

Canton ran Wayne out of its own gym, 71-44, in an uptempo game Jan. 12 when Meredith had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Vinson Sigmon put on an outstanding defensive performance against Cleveland State-bound guard Rashad Williams of Wayne, limiting him to 15 points on 5-of-22 shooting (2-of-9 3-pointers).

Williams was on his game in the rematch — which was more of a half-court game — and Sigmon got into early foul trouble, picking up two in the game’s first five minutes and a third late in the second quarter.

Williams scored 22, making 8-of-17 shots, including 4-of-11 3-pointers. Lewis finished with 19, making 5-of-8 3-pointers.

Still, Sigmon was a factor late, preventing Williams from making a shot from deep range during the fourth quarter while scoring nine of his 11 points. White also finished with 11 points.

“We won the KLAA Black Division and that was something these guys wanted to do, but we’d like to keep getting better so we can have a run in March,” said Canton coach Jimmy Reddy. “We’re going to have to win a game like this in March, I said that to our coaches during the game, said this is great for us. You’re going to have to win a lot of games like this in March. We were able to get stops when we had to.

“We’ve learned from last year. Last year we would have lost a game like this. Six of our eight losses were three points or less. From the get-go, we put an emphasis on doing the little things and win those one possession games.”

Canton will have to do better in March on getting second chance points. Canton had 15 offensive rebounds, but cashed in on just 10 second-chance points.

However, Canton did convert on 10-of-12 free throws while Wayne missed seven of 12.

The teams could meet again in the KLAA conference tournament, which begins Feb. 20.

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